how do u convert .MOV to MPEG-1 : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

I have a Kodak mc3 that records video clips in .MOV format; What application do I need to convert the .MOV to MPEG for creation of VCD??

thanks. Mike

-- mike (, September 17, 2001


You can use Toast Titanium 5 and QuickTime Pro (if you're using a Macintosh; maybe on a PC, too -- don't know). Open your .mov file in QT, then select Export from the file menu. Choose "Toast Video CD." This will make an .mpg file you can then either distribute or use for writing to a video cd.

-- Tom Tedeschi (, September 18, 2001.

Quick Time is a lossy (and lousy) format, so be prepared for your conversion to be of pretty bad quality - garbage in garbage out. Real Media is worse though.

-- Jason (, September 19, 2001.

All your answers are here.

You'll require a TPMGEnc and need quicktime codec for the program. Then you can convert from .mov to .mpeg

-- Fred (, December 22, 2002.

hey man! i need conver my movies from .mov to .mpg-1 to play in dvd player (svcd2) anybody can help - me?


-- thaigo ariel (, February 03, 2003.

Use a program called EO video at It will work with as long as you have quicktime installed on your computer. However, some quicktime version 6 movies might not convert.

-- tcc (, March 25, 2003.

Thanks for the advice on eo. I have been trying for ages - well a few hours to find software that will convert mov (quicktime) to mpegs or avi for use on vcd and this works. Radvid and other tools can covert the images but not sound I believe because of copy protection.

-- (, April 03, 2003.

Is it possible to get some kind of codec or something to make it so you can burn a mov file to a VCD using NERO Burning Rom.

I know most people think this program is cr*p but different people have different tastes, and well, I like it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I dont need to convert sound only video.

Cheers, Mark M

-- Mark M (, April 07, 2003.

Use tmpegenc.Quicktime is interlaced video means the audio and video data are not stored on seperate tracks.So first use total recorder to record the audio seperately and then use that audio file as the audio source and the .mov as the video sure to sync them!

-- zubin (zubinkavarana@go.cpm), June 11, 2003.

@Jason - better late than never:

Quicktime is just a host format for various codecs - same as AVI. And Quicktime is actually a preferred file format in professional production, so you're simply not right.

-- (, February 12, 2004.

Quicktime sucks. It's the only format I've had countless problems with when it comes to video editing. Unfortunately, I have the same problem in that I have a camera that records in QT. I can use RAD tools Bink and Smacker to convert it to AVI, but it looses some quality in the conversion, and sometimes Bink and Smacker has problems with reading the audio stream of QT movies I download. I've yet to find a really great solution to the Quicktime plague.

-- James (, June 14, 2004.


Check this, WinAVI Video Converter

It has a superb convertion engine, on my computer (P4 1.8G), converts a 15 min. mov to mpeg file (DVD sepc. 720*480) only need 9 minutes with a very stunning video and audio quality. I think there is no any other software can be better than this.

-- Willow (, June 14, 2004.

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