AIW saving home movie file as .mp2

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Heeter, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi guys,

    Will Windows Media Player play .mp2 files? I am saving a home movie using my ATI AIW Rage128Pro onto my HD, and I would like to copy to CD for my family to play on their computers. AIW is saving it as a .mp2. If WMP can't play it, how can I convert to .mpg?

    Thanks in advance


    Heeter
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    From Microsoft:

    MPEG-2 program streams also frequently use .mpg and .mpeg file extensions, but they contain MPEG-2-encoded video. Because Microsoft Windows operating systems provide only an MPEG-1 video decoder, Windows Media Player cannot play MPEG-2 program streams without an additional MPEG-2 video decoder (also known as a DVD decoder pack) installed.

    If you have DVD software such as PowerDVD installed, then you will have an MPEG-2 decoder and everything should work fine. If not, then let me know and I'll give you info for converting to MPG. :)
     
  3. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks, Muzikool

    I think I have a version of that somewhere here. I think I saw that come on a CD with my DVD burner. I gonna have to check. That would answer playback for myself. But, I would to convert the files anyways so that when I shoot this homevideo to my family, it should be able to play on their MediaPlayer without installing more software. Would you be able to show me how to convert?

    Thanks in advance.

    Heeter
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    I just checked my CDrom collection here. I don't have PowerDVD. Would there be a freeware version of a MediaPlayer that I could use? Something that could play .mp2.

    Heeter
     
  5. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Look for VideoLAN. Has native DVD decoding.

    If it is true mpeg2, your best bet would be to burn it as a miniDVD. Converting will lose quality.
     
  6. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks Dreamliner77,

    My actual intent is to be able to send to family through emails, and they can open even with most basic MediaPlayer.

    Heeter
     
  7. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    heh, convert to .wmv then.
     
  8. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    All kinds of software can be found here. There will be more than one program that will do the conversion, so you can be sure to find one that you really like.
     
  9. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Since this is pretty new to me, Muzikool, Which one would you use on that site?

    Something that would be pretty straightforward.

    Thanks in advance.

    Heeter
     
  10. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I'd use one of these. I can't point to one specific program because you might like one better while I like another better. It's best that you try at least a couple of different ones to see which does what you want, the way you want.

    AVIEncoder
    DVD2AVI
    I-Media
    MPEG2AVI