I'm transferring some old 8mm home videos to digital through a fairly cheap third party video encoder. However what I didn't realize was that the videos encode natively into MPEG-2 format xtreamporn . Which brings me to my question, MPEG-2 xnxxvideo is part of the Quicktime family, and Quicktime is no longer supported by Apple. I've done my research and I need the Quicktime porndollz MPEG-2 codec for OSX. Unfortunately after some time on the phone with Apple they told me I'm SOL because it's not theirs anymore.
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Last edited by john stro; 12th Aug 2019 at 02:42.
Actually MPEG-2 is the video format used for, among other things, DVD video and what used to be used for TV video signals. It is common to find older capture hardware and software that supports that video format. Most common now is MPEG-4 because of the better compression and higher quality video VS MPEG-2.
If you are using a Mac OS, then QuickTime is an expected software. If you are expecting to save the digital conversion to DVD, then MPEG-2 is needed, so it might be a consideration to work in the Windows environment for this activity.
Here's the in-depth skinny on that issue:
MPEG2 is part of the MPEG family.
MP4 (the container, not any codecs) is a fork of the QT MOV container, but that is the only near-native connection between MPEG & QT.
Macs USED to use Quicktime to play videos, and when they did, there was available - FOR AN EXTRA COST of ~$29USD - an Apple-branded but MPEG-licensed QT plugin that allowed one to DECODE MPEG2 video (only, no encode - that would require other tools). MPEG1 decoding was already included freely with QT.
That was up until they changed from QT to AVfoundation as their framework/platform/subsystem.
The NEW Macs use AVfoundation only, and for the next few months, if you can find a copy of the MPEG2 plugin, you could still use it to IMMEDIATELY CONVERT using the QT updater feature in AVfoundation, into a newer, more modern codec (e.g. AVC, HEVC, etc) in a MOV container. It won't allow you to do anything else (because they consider it a legacy format which has been deprecated).
After that (Oct 2019?), the newest version of MacOS will NO LONGER support 32 apps of any kind (which includes QT, QTupdater, MPEG plugin, etc), and so you would truly be SOL, at least using (newer) Macs and using QT/AVfoundation.
AVfoundation itself DOES NOT SUPPORT 3rd party plugins of any kind. So no luck in the future.
You could, however, use ffmpeg to convert using a Mac, as it uses its own internal decoding & encoding libraries which are not dependent on the Mac's default AV subsystem. Assuming, of course, that they have a 64bit version available for after Oct.
Or you could use a dedicated 64bit conversion tool ($$).
Or you could easily use a PC (Win or Linux), using one of MANY apps to do the conversion, including ffmpeg.
Hope that helps,
(you can see from this kind of BS why I've soured on Apple as a true, open media tech platform)
Last edited by Cornucopia; 7th Aug 2019 at 10:17.
The most important thing about any format is the TOOLs
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