Convert MPEG4 to MPEG2

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Jim, Aug 10, 2006.

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    Jim Guest

    Is there a way to convert MPEG 4 to MPEG2? I am trying to convert some
    video so I can use it on my home DVD player. I dont want to spend a
    ton on $$ on this, but any help you can give would be great. Thanks.
    Jim, Aug 10, 2006
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    bxf Guest

    You can perform the conversion using MediaCoder (free download):

    VIDEO tab: Format=MPEG2
    CONTAINER tab: Container Format = MPEG, OPTION > Format = MPEG2

    Not sure about the AUDIO tab, but MPEG Layer2 ia available via
    Encoder=FFMPEG > Options.

    However, whether or not your DVD player will play a file that is not
    authored as a proper DVD is another question. I don't know if home
    players typically do this. If not, then you will need a DVD authoring
    application. I'm not aware of any free ones, though there are probably
    trial downloads available, with results of varying qualities. WINAVI,
    for example, will perform the conversion AND create a proper DVD in one
    bxf, Aug 10, 2006
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    RS Guest

    There are a number of programs that will convert MP4 to DVD. I believe
    Nero is one that has a easy button for this if that is what your looking
    RS, Aug 10, 2006
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    Hanson Woo Guest

    Total Video Converter can also do that.
    Hanson Woo, Aug 11, 2006
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    ivan Guest

    ivan, Aug 11, 2006
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    Lisa Guest

    Lisa, Aug 11, 2006
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    Oscar Guest

    Yes. I use a free program called GUI4FFMPEG. It's simply a GUI
    interface for MPEG2 encoder program FFMPEG. I use it all the time to
    convert Xvid/Divx over to MPEG2 and it does a great job. You can find
    more info at

    Oscar, Aug 11, 2006
  8. Hi,

    Try with power video converter, available as a trial software on tucows.

    technaphot S.A., Aug 18, 2006
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