Does v4 Do .M4v?

PeteCress

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I've got 3, but my editing use is so simplistic that I never thought about upgrading to 4.

Now I'm in a situation where I would like to edit .M4v files directly instead of having to transcode them to .MPG first.

Somebody in the HandBrake forum suggested that VideoReDoTVSuite v4 can open .M4v files directly.

But I can't find a reference to .M4v in the stuff I've read so far about v4. Doesn't mean it's not there... just that I haven't found it.

So, bottom line: does v4 open .M4v files?

If so, can somebody point me to the exact version that I need to get?

Edit 2012 04-20 13:21:

I think I have answered part of my question. Just installed 4.20.7.628 as a trial copy and it opens .M4v files - although one has to explicitly tell the Common File dialog to show "All" files.

But when I try to do a File | Save Video As | Save as type: MPEG2 Program Stream (*.mpg), the process abends with "Error setting output options".

Frankly, given that now I will be able to open .M4v files directly with VideoRedo and that my Tivo-On-Steroids medial app (SageTV) plays them anyhow, I'm not even sure why I'd ever want/need to save something as .MPG.

But the question is there: why did VidoRedo's save process choke on saving a .M4v file as .MPG?
 
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Does your source M4V have AAC audio? If so, VRD may have tried to remux that AAC audio track into the MPG and that probably caused the error. That's my guess anyways.
 

PeteCress

New member
Does your source M4V have AAC audio? If so, VRD may have tried to remux that AAC audio track into the MPG and that probably caused the error. That's my guess anyways.
I just tried another function in 4.20.7.629: opening a DVD from folders on a hard drive and saving it to .MPG. It abended twice in a row - albeit at different stages of the process: first time the output file was 516,126 kb, second time it was 346,194 kb.

Opened up the same DVD in 3.20.2.609 and it saved to .MPG with no problem - as it has been doing several times a week for at least a year. Output file was 3,579,832 kb.

It's not like $26 to upgrade to 4 is going to put me in the poor house.... but, from here, it looks like a bread-and-butter function that is almost the only one I use is not reliable under 4.

Nothing's perfect.... But I have to wonder if more problems than usual are being reported with 4.

Anybody want to venture an opinion?
 
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Dan203

Senior Developer
Staff member
With DVDs you may need to use the Open title from DVD feature and leave the Auto QSF option checked. This will save the DVD to a .mpg first, then open that and recode to MP4. DVDs can have odd time codes which can only be fixed with a QSF. If you try this method and it still stalls let me know and I will look into it further.

Dan
 
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