Hmmm, Compressor creates an MPEG-2 Program, or Transport, Stream by following the advice I gave. It should mux the audio into the video and create a .mt2 file, which should be video and audio together. If you're getting a playable MPEG-2 video file and a separate audio file, there are freeware muxers available to create a Program stream. MPEG Streamclip is good:
It might be creating a .mt2 file but to tell the truth all I want is a .mpg file.
Can you elaborate on the workflow on the mac side for making a .mpg file.
Here's what I was doing I was exporting the .mov file from After Effects using the Animation codec and then I just open compressor (2.01) and drag and drop it onto the batch window.
Then from the "Setting" column I click on the drop down and select the " Work Dammit MPEG2 " setting that I created using the Inspector. I select the file format as MPEG-2 and it gives the extension as mts. What in the? So I try and change it to mpg but it won't.
It processes it and lays a big useless file turd on me. Everyone says use compressor for good results. Is this a joke. I have the whole final cut studio and I don't use it very often, so hence my problems.. but I've heard people rave about and recommend it.
It gives me a mts file that when I double click on it Quicktime says, "this is not a movie file". Not a movie file. I setup all the settings and you don't give me a movie file.
It doesn't make any sense. Any, super straighforward tutorials on mac software out there.
I've read of problems with earlier versions of Compressor creating Program streams, but I thought it was fixed by v2. A Transport Stream, the M2T for example, won't play (as you've found). I'm not at my Mac so I can't walk through the menus, but from memory you should be able to simply create a Program stream by selecting the Mux option in the Extras tab.
If you need this right away and you can't get Compressor to do it right you can easily create a regular MPEG-2 in Compressor, take the separate video and audio files into MPEG Streamclip http://www.squared5.com/
and mux them together into an MPEG-2 Program stream, easy, and it's free.