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Authored by: martinx on Feb 23, '04 04:38:25PM

This is one thing that bugs me about Apple - they never seem to make much effort to support other standard file formats when they can avoid it. Garage Band? Doesn't support import and export of MIDI files. iMovie - doesn't support importing of multiplexed MPEG streams (and a bunch of other stuff), QuickTime Pro - you need to pay extra to deal with MPEG-2. Bah.

What I've always wanted to do is take short clips of various scenes in my DVD collection to create a new mpeg file, kinda like they do when the make "scenes from the next episode" on your standard TV program. But between the encryption, lossless (non-reencoding) cut n paste, and so forth I never figured out how to get it all done. MPEG2VCR (mentioned above) came close, but last time I checked they had just added support from MPEG-2, but all my streams showed up in a format it wouldn't deal with (everything I wanted to do was greyed out).

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