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Luke Hale
Microsoft mpeg4 v 2 on a Mac?
on Nov 29, 2007 at 2:36:37 am

Hi,

Is there a way I can encode video in Microsoft mpeg4 v2 on a Mac? If not, what is the best way to encode in that exact format?

Thanks a lot,

Luke


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Craig Seeman
Re: Microsoft mpeg4 v 2 on a Mac?
on Nov 29, 2007 at 4:27:01 pm

While Flip4Mac can certainly play back that codec on the Mac, I can't even FATHOM why you'd want to encode to MPEG4v2. Is this for playback on antique computers?

Heck I don't even think Windows Media Encoder on Windows encodes anything older than WMV7

Even Windows Media Player 7.1 can play back Windows Media Video 9 files. WMP7.1 works on nearly 10 year old Windows 98. If someone hasn't moved beyond WM98 SE then I'd either get them an OS upgrade or a new computer.


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Luke Hale
Re: Microsoft mpeg4 v 2 on a Mac?
on Dec 2, 2007 at 8:42:43 pm

It's for playback on a photobooth, basically a demonstration video that will play when it is not in use. Apparently MPEG4 v2 is the only format that will play on the device. Is there maybe a modern, similar equivalent that might work? I have tried Flip4Mac and it's no good. Any other suggestions greatly appreciated!

Luke




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Luke Hale
Re: Microsoft mpeg4 v 2 on a Mac SOLUTION
on Dec 2, 2007 at 9:27:26 pm

Just in case anyone ever has the same problem, I used a piece of software called Video Converter for Mac, http://www.mp4converter.net/video-converter-mac.html, to encode to Mpeg4 v2. Problem solved!


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Craig Seeman
Re: Microsoft mpeg4 v 2 on a Mac SOLUTION
on Dec 2, 2007 at 9:50:38 pm

Nowhere does it show support for Mpeg4v2

See this article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_Video

and see this when you scroll down

Microsoft MPEG-4 Video Codec V2 MP42 Video for Windows-based codec. Non-standard MPEG-4 codec incompatible with the later standardized version of MPEG-4.


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Luke Hale
Re: Microsoft mpeg4 v 2 on a Mac SOLUTION
on Dec 2, 2007 at 11:25:03 pm

Umm, I realise it may not show support for the codec, but I did just use the program and encoded MS mpeg4 v2 successfully. It may seem suprising but it definately does work.


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Danny2007
Re: Microsoft mpeg4 v 2 on a Mac SOLUTION
on Dec 6, 2007 at 11:55:09 am

Maybe it's using this somehow?

http://homepage.mac.com/hmason/mac-ms-mpeg4v2/



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