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AIW saving home movie file as .mp2

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#1
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
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#2
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. :)
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#3
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
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#4
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
 

dreamliner77

The Analog Kid
#5
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.
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#6
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
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#8
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.
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#9
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
 

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