Originally Posted by JeffDM
Your EyeTV software should install a software plug-in to Quicktime that should allow you to play MPEG-2 through any Quicktime-enabled app.
It's /Library/QuickTime/EyeTV MPEG Support.component but I'm almost certain that's only used when exporting
EyeTV transport streams because playback still works on systems where it's not installed. Muxed MPEG-2 playback is probably enabled when Apple's MPEG-2 Playback Component
is installed; it's too inconvenient to uninstall and test that here right now.
I have not tried doing that with iTunes though.
I have (with MPEG-2 component caveat). It's not my style to make claims without personal confirmation or substantial evidence from trustworthy sources.
You have to give iTunes the MPEG file that's in the EyeTV recording "file" because it's actually a container folder holding a few other files too.
With or without any EyeTV or Apple components installed, iTunes and QuickTime don't recognize the MPEG-2 transport streams that EyeTV records. MPEG Streamclip is the only OS X app I'm aware of that does. If there are others I'd be glad to know, although they might be ones I don't need or can't afford.
iTunes probably doesn't know what to do when given the container folder.
True; AFAIK only EyeTV does.
The MPEG-2 from over-the-air is limited to less than 20Mbps. HD-DVD and Blu-Ray allows for a lot more than that, and MPEG-2 is less processor-intensive to decode than VC-1 and H.264.
Not sure how that relates… was it a reply to someone else's comments?
Originally Posted by Mr. H
Jeff, you misunderstood sjk's post. Whilst you can get iTunes
to play files containing MPEG-2 tracks, the AppleTV
will not play those files. Apple TV plays only
MPEG-4 part 2 Simple Profile and MPEG-4 part 10 Baseline Profile and Main Profile.
Yep, that was my point. Based on currently published ATV specs it's more iPod and iTunes Store compatible than iTunes.app compatible.