View Full Version : Alternative To Ffmpegx?

23rd August 2005, 12:11 AM
hi all,

not sure if anyone will be able to help, but what I've got sitting in my firewire hdd is 10GB+ of .mpg video,

although i am able to view the whole videos using VLC, it won't play using quicktime..
imovie doesn't work at all, it just basically refuse to import them as clip..

ffmpegx? somehow it refuse to install on my machine... there was a comment on macupdate on how to overcome this installation problem, but still it doesn't work for me...

now... what should i do to convert those files into DVD, without the ffmpegx?
have you got any other alternatives?
what are other commercial softwares that will be able to do the job?

23rd August 2005, 07:21 AM
Check out Toast 7. Select Video -> DVD-Video, then drop all your movies onto the window. Toast will take care of setting up menus and any conversion. Pretty easy :)


23rd August 2005, 11:14 AM
I'm not sure if Gumby would be useful or not. It does a heap of things including extracting mpg from bin/cue files. :)

24th August 2005, 10:01 AM
thanks for the reply!

toast7 sounds very nice, but they are not yet available...
i'll give gumby a try later (the firewire drive at home) although i doubt it'll help me with converting the .mpg to .mov

24th August 2005, 10:20 AM
If it's MPEG2 video you just need this: