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  1. #1
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    Hi all
    i know you need quicktime to import .mov's but what do i need to import a mpeg vid file???
    im on a mac

    Please help

    Cheers

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    It depends...If you are trying to import MPEG-2 (typical DVD and DV format) then you need an MPEG-2 coder/decoder (codec) installed on your system. Which in your case sounds like that is the problem. Since you are on a Mac, I believe that QT can play MPEG1 movies no problem, MPEG-2 is different though, it is a licensed format that is tightly regulated. Apple is trying to include MPEG-2 in QT6, so we'll see about that.

    Try downloading a demo or some trial software that will install an MPEG2 codec on your system. Try here:

    http://www.macobserver.com/news/00/m.../mvision.shtml

    I tried to look around some but I am a PC user so I am not familiar with Mac sites...good luck! Hope this helped!

    - Sigma

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    use QT

    drag and drop mpeg - avi =etc into QT
    save (not save as) self contained.
    change extention to .mov
    Import to mx
    bernie

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    Thanks

    Sigma thanks im looking into it
    and
    Bernie i dont get the option to save in Quick time???
    any ideas

    cheers

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    Brian Monnone
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    You need QT pro to save...

    - Sigma

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    Only the video portion of an MPEG will import in Quicktime or Quicktime Pro. No audio. If you have audio in your MPEG stream, then you're out of luck. Sorry.

    Check out our product, Wildform Flix for MacOS. It will convert your MPEG1 (video) into various video formats compatible with Flash: a compatability mode for flash 3-6 players, the new Flash 6 specific MX format as a SWF or FLV, and a vector video format where the video is converted into lines and fills. On the mac, if you have the proper extensions installed, you can convert MPEG4, Divx, etc. formats directly. There's a free demo available at http://www.wildform.com

    Check it out!

    I'll check into MPEG2 compatability for you. Meanwhile, the Windows version of Flix will do the full conversion from MPEG1 with perfect audio and video sync. Hope this helps.

    Cheers,
    Arjun

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    THANKS ALL

    Thanks all

    ill give it all a go and let you know how it go's

    Cheers

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