[thelist] client to post video

Christian Heilmann codepo8 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 11:50:47 CDT 2006

> > Is an mpeg file viewable in any stand alone player? Mac or PC?

There is a significant difference between mpg (MPEG-1) as used in VCDs
and MPEG-2 as used in DVDs. Simply renaming the file is not enough. If
you don't  have a DVD decoder installed on the computer (which is
something that comes with DVD player software like WinDVD) then you
cannot play MPEG-2 files.

A really cool tool for converting DVDs to usable formats - especially
for the web and also ipods and other mobile gadget is mpegstreamclip
which is available for both PC and Mac:

A PC only tool that is sickeninly versatile when it comes to
conversion formats is SUPER http://www.erightsoft.com/Superdt.html
(yes, the site navigation is less than super).

Before using streamclip I did all my conversion stuff with XMPEG:

Beware that there are 34325435435234123 different conversion programs
out there (rough estimate), and that 97.384% are total rubbish (actual
fact) and not worth their money.



Chris Heilmann
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