[Gllug] Newbie video encoding question

Christopher Mocock chris at wavestore.com
Fri Jun 27 15:08:59 UTC 2008

Richard Huxton wrote:
> That works, and plays on my Linux installation, but Quicktime on my Mac 
> just complains that it's not a movie. I picked the codecs using the ever 
> popular "do I recognise any of these" method.

If it's encoded to MPEG2, Quicktime can't play it back because Apple 
charge separately for the MPEG2 codec. See:


As someone else said, maybe try x264. It's a better compression 
algorithm anyway and it should work out of the box with QT.



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