[vdr] VDR recordings and Apple iMovie / iDVD

Jürgen Hahn jrha at onlinehome.de
Sat Nov 25 23:08:56 CET 2006


Hi,

> has anyone successfully used a Mac and the apps in Apple's iLife  
> suite to (edit and) burn VDR recordings? I'm happy playing them  
> back using VLC, but since the Apple apps only understand the  
> formats supported by Quicktime (and mpeg2 not being one of them),  
> they don't work directly.
>
> I'm looking at a couple of options, and before trying further I  
> thought I'll ask if someone's had success already.
> 1. Buy Apple's MPEG2 decoder. Wouldn't want to invest $20 before  
> knowing it will definitely work.
> 2. Use VLC to transcode. Takes forever and with my short trial, the  
> output didn't quite work with iMovie.
> 3. Find a 3rd party application to cut and burn the mpeg2 files  
> directly.

Me is using:

vdrsync-0.1.2.2.pl (modified a little bit to fit to my used tools,  
see below)
dvdauthor (DVDAuthor::dvdauthor, version 0.6.11)
mkisofs (mkisofs 2.01)
mplex (mjpegtools mplex-2 version 1.8.0 (2.2.4))

Bye.




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