Need help converting Quicktime MOV to MPEG

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  1. Dan Huey

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    I'm at a dead end, and if anyone here could help me out, I would be extremely grateful! For a week I've been trying to convert quicktime trailers into mpeg to burn to VCD, but every attempt has failed. Would it be possible for someone here to convert the trailers for me and send me the MPEG files so I can burn them? If not, what other options are there?
    Thanks again guys!
     
  2. Pete_S

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    Adobe Premiere can do it, but it takes time. I'd offer to do it for you, but I'm going on vacation tomorrow and my flight leaves in nine hours. Still gotta pack and get some sleep!
     
  3. Jeff Kleist

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    The problem is that none of the mPEG encoders read the current version of Sorenson. You need to use QuickTime Pro to export to another format first
     
  4. Travis Olson

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    I last did this about two months ago, for the Episode II trailers. It is very easy. First, you need a program called TMPG, which you can find at VCDHelp.com, to convert them. Then, it's just a matter of converting and burning them, Nero 5.5 works wonders for this. I suggest you make SVCDs and not VCDs as the quality is much higher. Also, you will need QuickTime 5 Pro if you want the highest quality. Good Luck.
     
  5. Dan Huey

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    Do you have QuickTime 5 Pro? If not, you won't be able to save the movies on your hard drive (Well, you can but it's complicated.) All you have to do is click the little arrow at the lower right hand portion of the QuickTime window and select "Save as QuickTime Movie", simple as that.
     
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  9. Dan Huey

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    It's ridiculous to have to go through all of this, and it's stupid to pay $30 for what little extra you actually get, even if it is the conversion. They're trailers for crying out loud! It shouldn't' be this difficult.
     
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    Please, no more discussion on software piracy, lest this thread be closed.
     
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  12. Dan Huey

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    Even if I did buy the full version, it's not guaranteed to convert every quicktime file. I've heard stories of people buying it and it not even working with their files. It's a shot in the dark.
     
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  14. Dan Huey

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    Thanks for the information. I could've sworn that it only converted certain quicktime files, but I guess I was mistaken. I'm sorry if I offended anyone or caused any riffs here. I didn't purposely seek out the serial number, I just happended to stumble upon it on a message board and tried it out to see what would happen.
     
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