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Edit MPEG files using QuickTime Player Pro
Authored by: visigothe on Feb 23, '04 12:01:55PM

The funny thing about all of this is that Quicktime Player used to be able to edit MPEG as if it were any other QT codec... back in the Version 3 days. After that, Player could not cut/paste MPEG tracks. I used to keep an old version of Player around *just* for this purpose.

I suppose this was to prevent bloating of the file, as [I would imagine, I haven't analyzed the files] QT would have to transform the cut/pasted portions to pure I-frames, as P and B frames were just delta information.

This thought makes sense, until you realise that *every* modern codec does the same thing [a Keyframe, followed by "n" delta frames]. So I really don't know what the problem is/was.

Can anyone shed some light?



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Edit MPEG files using QuickTime Player Pro
Authored by: pankers on Feb 23, '04 11:41:58PM

I read somewhere that Apple no longer wanted to pay for the MPEG license after version 3.

I still have a copy of QT3 Player and really should see if I can get it to edit my MPEG movies.



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