7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 6:53 PM by Russ H
txrpls Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How can I convert a file to the following using Compressor?

 

General

Complete name : /Volumes/Macintosh HD2/Downloads/sony_eye_candy.mpg

Format : MPEG-PS

File size : 37.2 MiB

Duration : 2mn 23s

Overall bit rate mode : Variable

Overall bit rate : 2 183 Kbps

Video

ID : 224 (0xE0)

Format : MPEG Video

Format version : Version 2

Format profile : Main@Main

Format settings, BVOP : No

Format settings, Matrix : Default

Duration : 2mn 22s

Bit rate mode : Variable

Bit rate : 2 012 Kbps

Maximum bit rate : 9 600 Kbps

Width : 720 pixels

Height : 480 pixels

Display aspect ratio : 16:9

Frame rate : 29.970 fps

Standard : NTSC

Color space : YUV

Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0

Bit depth : 8 bits

Scan type : Progressive

Compression mode : Lossy

Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.194

Stream size : 34.3 MiB (92%)

Audio

ID : 189 (0xBD)-128 (0x80)

Format : AC-3

Format/Info : Audio Coding 3

Mode extension : CM (complete main)

Format settings, Endianness : Big

Muxing mode : DVD-Video

Duration : 2mn 23s

Bit rate mode : Constant

Bit rate : 128 Kbps

Channel(s) : 2 channels

Channel positions : Front: L R

Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz

Bit depth : 16 bits

Compression mode : Lossy

Stream size : 2.18 MiB (6%)

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  • 1. Re: MP4 to MPG
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,255 points)

    Start with the MPEG 2 Program Stream preset (not the 422 version) and use the Inspector to adjust as necessary. Save the preset as a custome setting and apply it to your MP4 source file.

     

    Good luck

     

    Russ

  • 2. Re: MP4 to MPG
    txrpls Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Russ, I tried that serveral time, but still no luck. The file plays without video, just sound. The info from above is a sample file from Sony that will play on my TV using a DLNA server. Do you have any idea what I have set wrong on the video? Apparently it is something very finiky. My other option is MKV which I don't think compressor supports, but I am a newbie.

  • 3. Re: MP4 to MPG
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,255 points)

    Sounds like the mpeg 422 version. There are two presets.

  • 4. Re: MP4 to MPG
    txrpls Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am using this one : MPEG-2 Program stream, 15 Mbps copy

     

    but I still get this:

     

    Video

    ID : 224 (0xE0)

    Format : MPEG Video

    Format version : Version 2

    Format profile : 4:2:2@Main

    Format settings, BVOP : Yes

    Format settings, Matrix : Custom

    Format settings, GOP : M=3, N=15

    Duration : 16s 517ms

    Bit rate mode : Variable

    Bit rate : 17.9 Mbps

    Maximum bit rate : 27.0 Mbps

    Width : 720 pixels

    Height : 480 pixels

    Display aspect ratio : 16:9

    Frame rate : 29.970 fps

    Standard : NTSC

    Color space : YUV

    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:2

    Bit depth : 8 bits

    Scan type : Progressive

    Compression mode : Lossy

    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 1.732

    Stream size : 35.3 MiB (96%)

    Color primaries : BT.601 NTSC

    Transfer characteristics : BT.601

    Matrix coefficients : BT.601

     

    How do I get no 4:2:2

  • 5. Re: MP4 to MPG
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,255 points)

    Inspector>extras uncheck.

     

    If you want CBR also use Inspector>Encoder>quality>Mode

     

    Russ

  • 6. Re: MP4 to MPG
    txrpls Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the help. Finally got it to work, but a lot of artifacting. Not anything close to the Sony test clip. What is  CBR? Sorry i'm a total noobe to this formats.

  • 7. Re: MP4 to MPG
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,255 points)

    Thanks.

     

    CBR is constant bit rate

     

    Artifacts are often caused by resizing. I

    In the Inspdctor open Frame Controls. Click on hear to turn on. Set resize filter to Best.

     

    Good luck

     

    Russ