[vdr] VDR recordings and Apple iMovie / iDVD

Jussi Mantere jmantere at kekkonen.cs.hut.fi
Sat Nov 25 18:09:48 CET 2006


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.


. jussi mantere
. http://www.iki.fi/obs/

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