A. There are a zillion video format's out there.
iDVD (and iMovie) are picky in what works or not
B. .mp4 etc are NO video format (or rightly named Video-Codec) but a container that can hold a lot of codecs.
C. Start by - opening Your .mp4 movie in QuickTime-player
D. Now start Inspector [cmd+I] and read
- Video format (codec) : nnnnnnnnnnnnn
- Frames per sec : yyyyyyyyyy
What does they read ?
Yours Bengt W
Thank you for your response. It clarified the meaning of other posts that I had read (viz. why one .mp4 would import successfully and not another), I appreciate your taking the time to clarify that.
This is the info you requested, as given by Inspector:
- H.264, 1,280 x 696 AAC, 48000 Hz, 5.1 (C L R Ls Rs LFE), and
- 23.98 FPS
I'm trying to learn more about the world of digital formats in general (specifically for purposes of digitizing large volumes of paper resources using my digital camera), so if you have any recommendations for where I can find a clear (and not overly-technical) explanation, I would be thrilled to learn more.
Thank you for time and help.
Yes and I do not think iDVD will accept this Video codec as it is HD-video and any DVD is as Standard interlaced SD-Video.
May be iMovie will import it and then "Share as Large" (or Medium) and in iDVD import from Media Browser button and here Video.
Else in QuickTime-player Pro - Export as AIC or as DV - as iDVD will accept this directly (at least DV).
Yours Bengt W
Alright, my results correspond with Russ' hypothesis: both videos I tried are in the same format & at the same FPS, the only difference b/w them is the audio. The one that worked is Stereo (L R), the one that does not is the 5.1.
Unfortunately, I do not have Quick Time Pro, I just have QTP 10.1 that came w/ Lion (& an older version that I added b/c it allows playback speed control). Here, the export options are:
- iPod touch & iPhone 3GS
- iPad, iPhone 4 & Apple TV
- Audio only
None of these were an obvious choice to me, any suggestions? I've heard something about "Toast", would this be an easier / better option?
Thank you for on-going help. Very much appreicated.