[vdr] readable format under OSX/Win ?

Jukka Tastula jukka.tastula at kotinet.com
Sun Jun 5 15:40:49 CEST 2005


On Sunday 05 June 2005 16:18, Grégoire Favre wrote:

> I am not a great quicktime fan, I just have to "work" with it...

I do understand this.

> I won't start a war here : I am only interested if someone know how to
> do a very basic conversion (for example, there is no standard mpeg2
> files, if you create them with mplex, you could choose betweem format
> 3,8 and 9... maybe I should play with those options ?)

As far as I understand the flags in mplex are mostly so that mplex knows 
what kind of data to expect. Of course there are incompatible options for 
some formats and setting the appropriate --format makes mplex ignore 
those. But the program stream format is still very much a standard thing 
and not something the mplex developers pulled out of their hats the other 
day.

The reason why quicktime doesn't support it is probably licensing issue of 
some kind.  And of course apple wants everyone to use their magnificent 
quicktime formats so you can't easily convert into anything usable and 
change player.



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