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Use MPEG2 footage in iDVD
Authored by: Anonymous on Apr 25, '06 06:29:09AM

Break out your Terminal.app!

You can grab the transcode source from http://www.transcoding.org and build it (the messy part)... there's a utility in there called tcrequant. Run it after you demux like so:

tcrequant -i videopart.m2v -o videopart.new.m2v -d2 -f 1.5

The 1.5 is the requantize value. 2.0 is roughly half size. Then you mux the new one back together with the audio...

...or you could just use another DVD.

This may be handy to squeeze some BIG movies on to one disc, though. Or you might just get it down to a simple batch process, since this suite does demuxing too.

I haven't tried the above on my Panther. I have done it on Linux though, and the quality remains very good, and the conversion speed is still definitely faster than reencoding. Downloading the source right now.

Don't know if this helps any...



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