• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    To the naysayers, it works fine, just GET STREAMCLIP

    • Written by from Calgary

    Ignore the 2.5 stars, if you get this and use it with the free Streamclip download, your HDD camcorder will work just fine with your computer. I agree that this is not as easy as it could or should be (and a bit pricey), so it loses a star, but if you have an HDD camcorder and use versions of iMovie earlier than '08, this is for you. You're camcorder isn't useless after all. This solution beats having to get a new computer that can handle the apparently lesser iMovie '08. (FYI, I use a Sony HDR-SR7 with an iBook G4 + iMovieHD.)

    148 of 161 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Plays Hauppauge WinTV 150 .mpg files

    • Written by from Houston

    Plays my .mpg files, resizes, even plays in full screen and at different speeds. Just doesn't adjust pitch during accelerated playback. Does live scrolling for easy seek. Doesn't zoom during the change of window size, but plays my muxed MPEG-2 .mpg files from my Hauppauge WinTV 150 .mpg files.

    Didn't get the fifth star because it does support all the neat stuff in Quicktime like zoom and pitch adjustment.

    102 of 126 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Product, but Difficult to Purchase

    • Written by from Hot Springs

    The MPEG 2 component is a nice component to own, but the fact that you can only purchase it online makes it a downfall. I like doing my orders over the phone, so having to purchase an Apple giftcard just to order it online was a hassle. Nice tool, but wish you'd include it with QuickTime Pro 8 or QuickTime Plus 8.

    45 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a Hassle, But It Works

    • Written by from Rochester

    I had been trying to import footage from a Sony MiniDVD Handicam (#405) into my Macbook, but found that it was incompatible. After calling Sony multiple times, they finally told me to download this product. It definitely works. This, combined with the MPEG Streamclip 1.8, allows you to import video and audio from your Sony camera and change it to a Quicktime .mov format, which you can then easily import into Final Cut, iMovie, etc. I agree with the other users who say that all this hassle is ridiculous, but spending $20 on this product sure beats paying $80+ for an external DVD drive (don't listen to Radio Shack!). Maybe someday everything will be universally compatible.....

    90 of 107 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Need More Software!

    • Written by from austin

    This playback component works well. One of the lower comments says that to use your digital media in Quicktime and iMovie you would only need to get Streamclip 1.8 but the problem is that you do have to buy this product for Streamclip to work! Buy it if you want to edit your films or burn a dvd but if you are just wanting to watch your film on a bigger screen then just hook it up to a tv!

    84 of 116 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Handy for importing, not needed for viewing

    • Written by from Miami

    If you need to import MPEG-2 video into Quicktime, this codec works great. But if you just want to view MPEG-2 video, there are better free solutions out there, including VLC and MPlayerOSX.

    73 of 92 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Comcast DVR to DVD

    • Written by from Denver

    It has worked for what I am doing: taking shows off my comcast DVR and putting them on my computer as .m2t files then converting them using MPEG Streamclip to any file I want. I can then use quicktime pro also to convert to any type file. I am still playing around with all these programs. I am having a harder time getting iDVD to burn the file and be playable in my home stereo DVD. I think it will work but I'm still tinkering with it. I did get sound and everything from the shows that I converted from .m2t while using MPEG streamclip. hope that helps someone.

    70 of 96 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    I recently bought a Sony HDD camcorder (DCR-SR42) and was disappointed to find out that it was not compatible with iMovie. I was very upset until I came across this QuickTime product which turned out ot be perfect! well almost perfect. It works great just it does not convert sound. Don't be alarmed. You can download Streamclip 1.8 free of charge along with this QuickTime add-on and you're movies will be Mactastic in no time. The only negative point about this product is that I do not understand why Apple did not make iMacs and MacBooks already MPEG compatible. Oh well. For now we will just have to stick with these downloads!

    38 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it works just fine

    • Written by from burlington

    This thing works fine with my Sony DVD handycam, I do get audio as well, all you need to do is change the settings, to tell the softwere not to read just the .vob(which is video only) but include both the audio and the video files while it reads it.

    28 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it works....

    • Written by from burlington

    i just recently purchased this product because i work with MOD files and the software that came with the camcorder is great for windows, but is horrible for mac. It works fine with MPEG streamclip but takes a while to encode if you using a long video file. Otherwise no problems, sound works fine and works with iMovie. I would suggest this product.

    50 of 67 people found this useful