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  • What is the best program on a PC to do MPEG2 conversions?

  • Toby Dalsgaard

    February 12, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Squeeze? Cleaner? Maybe a shareware program?

    I’m faced with the AWESOME-LY awful task of needing to convert 250+ 1/2hr programs into MPEG2.

    The source is a QT movie using the 625 IMX 50 codec (PAL).

    The client has been very vague and has requested MPEG2 @ 15mbs with a LONG GOP/Windows based encode.

    Is there even a difference between a windows based encode and a mac based encode when it comes to MPEG2?

  • Chris Borjis

    February 12, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    [Proper Modulation] “Is there even a difference between a windows based encode and a mac based encode when it comes to MPEG2?”

    there shouldn’t be. It just conforms to specifications.

    AS for best pc mpeg2 encoder?

    Procoder 2 gets my vote. its fast as well.

  • Charles Simonson

    February 12, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    I’d second ProCoder for PC MPEG-2 encoding.

  • Toby Dalsgaard

    February 12, 2007 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks guys…

    What about the whole “windows based” encoding VS mac? A file is a file correct??

  • Daniel Low

    February 13, 2007 at 11:22 am

    I’m not sure that the 625 IMX 50 codec is available on Quicktime for Windows? Don’t you have to have an Avid installed in order to get access to the format?

  • Dan Asselin

    February 13, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    Yup…..In my experience a file is a file

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