• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Sharp, best mpeg2 decoder I have!

    Works perfect. flawless install. Sharp playback. Thanks Apple!!

    55 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Watch out, new computers!

    Got Final Cut Pro HD, wanted to add DVD clips in to a project, so I downloaded MPEG Streamclip (via a FCPH video on YouTube's advice), and the program said I didn't have the MPEG-2 Codec installed. Bought this, then was told by the installer that my OS was too new for this particular codec to operate. Can't reinstall an older OS, Final Cut Pro required this immediate update. Running 10.8.4. Very frustrating, but I guess if I'd read the system requirements I'd realize my computer's too new to do what I want...


    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It matters where it goes....

    In OS 10.7.x and OS 10.8.x, you need it to use specific apps like MPEG Streamclip from Squared 5 software. The folks over there have thoughtfully included a script in the latest Beta version. This script parks the Component exactly where it should go, and it seems also to repair/update any dependencies that are necessary. May I suggest that for all of youse who are having problems: download that app version (you don't even have to install it). Then uninstall the Component from its present location, and let the Squared 5 script install it properly.

    I also suggest saving the Component and the above mentioned script somewhere off your HDD, so that if your HDD implodes, you can re-install it without paying for it again.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Still need iMovie and iPhoto support for MPEG2

    Isn't it nice that Apple has produced the fabulous Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks? Unfortunately, if you like to import your MPEG 2 movies from your Sony handycam into iPhoto, you will be out of luck. Fortunately, I had an older MacBook with Mac OS X 10.5.8 installed (never upgraded) so, I was able to use the MPEG Streamclip app + the QT MPEG-2 playback component to convert my mpeg2 videos to quick time files before importing to iPhoto and iMovie. My son uses iMovie a LOT for school projects. He was glad that I figured out the work around no thanks to Apple or Sony. Apple needs to wake up and realize that in the real world we all have older systems and formats especially with family videos that we would like to view today. Don't make it so hard!! Mpeg-2 is not that old!!! At least it's not Super-8. Oh, I forgot.... the world did not exist before Apple. 4 stars because it did work once I spent hours figuring out how to configure the whole mess.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Solution for Audio issues


    I've used the quicktime MPEG-2 plugin for many years. I see many complaints of people getting videos without the audio working, and I have certainly had several videos which had this problem (including videos that I had purchased). In my case, I found that I could fix this when running Quicktime Player 7 by selecting the "Show Movie Properties" menu item under the "Window" menu. "Show Movie Properties" will show multiple tracks in the movie, and I'd select the one which said "Audio Track" or "Sound Track" or something like that. With that selected, there's then a sub-tab for "Audio Settings". I found that on videos where the audio wasn't working, the Volume in that sub-panel was set to -infinity DB. So, I'd just move the slider to the center (0 db).

    I think most of those videos would also work fine if I played them in an application like VLC, instead of using Apple's quicktime players.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    another feature taken away

    I've had the mpeg-2 component for years and now iTunes won't play older videos that require the component. QT will play them back, but when trying to use MPEG-streamclip to reformat the video so that it may again play in iTunes, I get the error message that the Mpeg-2 component isn't installed. I learned that it CANNOT be installed with my version of OSX. I now have videos that I cannot play in iTunes or re-code via other software.

    3 of 4 people found this useful