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Mac users: editing movies and burning to DVD question
« on: January 15, 2008, 02:55:19 PM »
for starters, I am a complete noob when it comes to video.

my scenario: I have a ReplayTV (think TiVO, but older) and I want to copy the shows I record over to my Mac(s), edit out commercials and then burn to DVD.
the files that copy over are *.mpeg but I cant open/import them in iMovie unless I convert them first.
Quicktime Pro plays the *.mpeg fine.

here is where I am lost.
do I have Quicktime export to .mov? I have all ready tried .mp4(mpeg4) but the resulting file does not have audio.
is iMovie the best to edit the shows and place chapters or is there a easier/better option that doesnt run $100+?
then burn the resulting file(s) with iDVD or will the editing program create a .iso/.dmg I can use DiskUtility to burn with?

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Re: Mac users: editing movies and burning to DVD question
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 08:41:12 AM »
Just upgrade to Quicktime pro and you can edit out the commercials with it.  I think its $20. 
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Re: Mac users: editing movies and burning to DVD question
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 01:53:19 AM »
ReplayTV mpegs are Mpeg2.

You need to get Apple's MPEG-2 Playback ($20):

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/

after you've installed it, use Mpeg Streamclip (free) to edit out the commercials:

http://www.squared5.com/

From there, I convert to mpeg and burn in toast.

Personally, I don't bother with chapters. Although Toast can do it at set intervals. I suppose you could also convert to DV, using Mpeg Streamclip and edit in iMovie if you really wanted to.



 

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