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Author Topic: Anyone know a good mov (Quicktime) to Mpeg converter  (Read 5491 times)
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« on: September 22, 2006, 12:48:00 AM »

Can anyone suggest a good mov (Quicktime) to Mpeg converter other than TMPGEnc. It will be a bonus if it's Freeware

I downloaded the freeware TMPGEnc from http://www.tmpgenc.net/en/e_about.html
"TMPGEnc converts *.AVI file to MPEG1, the format which is used in VideoCD. Using variety of option in TMPGEnc, you can compress your video file in high quality."

And also

" QTReader.vfp - This is a plugin QuickTime reader for the TMPGEnc mpeg encoder. You just copy this file into
TMPGEnc's folder and you should then be able to read any QuickTime movie."
http://www.geocities.com/...iconValley/4942/svcd.html

After that I installed Quicktime 6.5.1

I could convert a Quicktime mov file to MPEG1. Everything looks OK except the Audio does not work.

I tried converting the sample movie that was included in the Quicktime version 6.5.1 to MPEG1 file. Similarly there was no audio after the conversion even though I checked the audio settings to ensure that I set TMPEGEnc to convert both video and audio.

Does anyone have any idea why this is so ? Thanks

Or can you please suggest an alternative.
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2006, 12:53:47 AM »

in trying to convert some quicktime files to play on my dvd player i had good results with:
http://www.aone-soft.com/quicktimeconverter.htm

Note i did have to do a lot of experimenting to get the format right for my dvd player, like setting framerate and size (the program does that too).
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2006, 01:16:39 AM »

http://www.vso-software.f...roducts/convert_x_to_dvd/
ConvertXtoDVD is my converter of choice

Sothink DVD EZWorkshop (which i haven't tried) pretty much does the same thing.
http://www.dvd-easy-workshop.com/   
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2006, 04:21:15 AM »

if you have vlc player installed, you can try it, open the file in vlc, then go to file>wizard>transcode, but it doesnt always work. cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2006, 04:43:48 AM »

KMPLayer is free and will allow you to encode as you watch your video. this has the handy feature of being able to record the entire video or just extracts that you want to keep during playback.
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2006, 04:49:30 AM »

Try the free http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2006, 04:54:14 AM »

Looks interesting, sri - especially if it does quicktime input without any additional codec downloads tongue
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2006, 05:47:17 AM »

remember that just because you convert it and can play it on your pc well, does NOT mean it will play well in your dvd player.  If you are interested in making a vcd, svcd, dvd, or just mpg to play on your dvd player, you really need to test it thoroughly because if noticed lots of troubles when going from pc to dvd player, even those designed to play avis, etc.
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2006, 06:52:49 AM »

http://media-convert.com/

claims to be able to convert your stuff online! Check it out.
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2006, 06:43:27 AM »

Wow !  cheesy

Thanks. That's quite a list. It will certainly take quite a while to figure out which works best.
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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2006, 12:45:06 PM »


Just tried the above.

I tried to do the quicktime to Mpeg conversion but the program kept refusing to do it.

It may be due to error setting on my part. But the error message does say that such user errors are quite rare.

So I guess I have to drop this one for now.

I next tried to Install KMPlayer, but looking at the download page

KMPlayer Homepage - KMPlayer Downloads
"KMPlayer Downloads"
http://kmplayer.kde.org/download.php

It wasn't entirely clear what I needed to download.

Looking at the Installation notes did not quite help too !

KMPlayer Homepage - KMPlayer Installation Notes
"KMPlayer Installation Notes

http://kmplayer.kde.org/install.php

Maybe I'm a little thick in the head, but would a kind soul (perhaps nudone) point me to some exe installation file ?

Thanks

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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2006, 12:53:31 PM »

I got mediacoder working, mov->mpeg. Fuzzed out with some errors at first, but I made it work by tweaking settings. Pretty messy GUI, but it worked. Unfortunately quality settings for video didn't seem to work at all, output was always pretty bad (yeah, transcoding *is* lossy, but doesn't have to be *that* bad).
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