Jump to content

Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

- - - - -

Apple Quicktime MPEG-2 component ($20)

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Oren


    Stunt Coordinator

  • 178 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 10 1999

Posted May 08 2007 - 05:28 AM

Apple recently released its Quicktime MPEG-2 playback component (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2/) for $19.95. Does anyone know what this provides that isn't already provided as part of Quicktime, Perian, flip4mac?

After installing Perian and flip4mac, I've lost track of which does what, and it seems I can already playback MPEG2. So, I'm not sure what this component from Apple adds.

#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Phil Kim

Phil Kim

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 206 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 31 1998

Posted May 08 2007 - 06:50 AM

FYI, the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component came out awhile back and is included with Apple Final Cut Studio. Neither QuickTime/QuickTime Pro, Perian, nor Flip4Mac include MPEG-2 decoder. Besides DVD (MPEG-2 Component supports non-encrypted DVDs only), you probably won't run into MPEG-2 contents often, but when you do, this component will let you play and transcode them into other formats. It's worth noting that Dolby Digital (AC-3) and DTS are not supported, although there's free decoder for the former. Unless you actively produce DVDs, you probably won't need it.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users