Re: [rumori] Macintosh: DVD question

From: Edward (
Date: Sun Jun 03 2001 - 02:49:44 PDT

Simon Dorfman wrote:

> that I have been using.
> I have been downloading .mpg files and converting them
> to DV with Cleaner 5 (used to be called "Media Cleaner
> Pro"). But what I would like to be able to do is watch
> the original .mpg files on my mac without having to
> convert them. This would save a lot of time to preview
> things.

yeah, and what I would like to do is watch the .mpgs without
downloading them...

> 1. How can one play MPEG-2 files on a mac? (I had
> hoped there would be a codec that I could install that
> would let Quicktime play them, but I haven't been able
> to find anything. And I heard that Apple was having
> legal trouble coming to an agreement with MPEG that
> would allow Quicktime to play MPEG.)

No can do. Just be grateful that Cleaner does the trick
for you, as not everyone can get it to work for them.

> 2. How can one burn these MPEG-2 files to a cDVD? If I
> buy iDVD, will it work?

If you're going to squander money on software, you might as
well get DVD Studio Pro.


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