#7 MPEG output options for Quicktime MPEG2 plugin?

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2008-02-27
2008-02-27
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The MPEG2 file output by tivodecode is currently not compatible with Apple's Quicktime MPEG2 plugin, but works fine with the open source VLC program. Since getting Apple to support whatever variation of the MPEG2 codec this is, would be an exercise in futility, could you tell me what it is that causes it not to work properly?

Could we have an option in tivodecode to output Quicktime compatible MPEG2 streams? I don't know the MPEG parlance.... A PES stream to a TS stream or... whatever it is called?

Thanks!

Charles
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  • Chris Pepper

    Chris Pepper - 2008-05-05

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    FWIW, I'd very much like QuickTime support too. I prefer QuickTime Player to VLC, and QT compatibility covers iPhones and Apple TVs as well.

    Regards,

    Chris Pepper

     
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    I would like to add a request for this. If it could transcode into a Quicktime compatible MPEG2, it can work with items such as NowPlaying, a nicely done widget, to make the files automatically compatible with FrontRow, AppleTV etc. simply by setting the destination to the movie folder. Thus, existing codecs can read it, and anything xferred can be part of the iTunes/Front Row/AppleTV ecosystem.

    As is, it is at best a multipart process that defeats the purpose of creating an alternate "Multi-Room Viewing" apparatus.

     
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    P.S.

    Forgot my signature for the previous item:

    -Ian Tepoot
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  • Chris Pepper

    Chris Pepper - 2008-07-17

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    FYI: VisualHub http://www.techspansion.com/visualhub/ is good at converting the tivodecode output to AppleTV/iPhone compatible MPEGs. I'd much prefer to avoid the extra step, but it enables us to watch TiVo video on our Apple TV, so I pass the info along FWIW.

     

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