VCDGearX
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Extract and convert MPEG1/MPEG2 files.   Free
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VCDGearX is a tool for handling MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 file formats. It transforms a variety of file formats into others. For example, conversions between .bin, .cif, .cue, .dat, .mpg, .nrg, .raw and .sdf are possible. VCDGearX can extract MPEG streams from CD images, convert VCD data files to MPEG and correct MPEG errors. It does not encode or decode MPEGs.
What's New
Version 1.77: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.3 or later






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ohsnap commented on 12 Jul 2006
This is not VCDGearX this is the cli, VCDGearX is the GUI wrapper. If you don't want to screw with Terminal, keep using 1.76.
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juliew commented on 21 Dec 2005
I attempted to fix timecode breaks using MPEG Streamclip and then did a "Save As" but the resulting file still had the same timecode breaks when I checked the new file in MPEG Streamclip.

I then used vcdgear to separate the MPEG file into parts where the timecode breaks occurred. I also selected the -fix option to "fix broken mpeg blocks". The resultant individual files showed no timecode breaks in MPEG Streamclip. Nor did the re-joined version which I had created using mpgtx. However, every file along the way - the original, the separate clips and the rejoined file are reported as having tons of video errors in MPEG Streamclip. The final rejoined file also listed multiple data breaks - presumably where the separate files were joined together again by mpgtx.

What am I missing here? Are these programs incapable of actually fixing an mpeg file or are the errors which are being reported erroneous?

Incidentally, the original file would not play through to the full length of the video in QuickTime player. The indiviudal pieces and the rejoined file do play all the way through fine in QuickTime and all of the files play completely in mPlayer although in the original the playback window mysteriously moves itself (apparently at each timecode break.)
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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Mar 2005
I needed to convert a VCD file to Quicktime for school the next day. This program was just the thing I was looking for. =)
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Mar 2005
Geat app!...did exactly what I wanted it to do....next version maybe some instructions on what formats work with what and such...I'd like to learn how to get more use out of the app.
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Anonymous reviewed on 15 Jan 2005
Awesome!!!
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Anonymous reviewed on 20 Dec 2004
I needed to backup a music video of mine so that the VCD wouldn't become scratched over time with a lot a usage. What the VCDGearX 1.76 program allowed me to do was to convert what I had over to a QT format and now I can watch my music off of the hard drive thus saving any wear on my VCD. This program is very easy and quite simple to use, and works very well! Great job! Two thumbs up!
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Aug 2004
After trying many different options this program works a treat!. Converts a standard .bin to .mpg in around 35 seconds on my 15" TiBook.
Excellent
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Feb 2004
After spending 20+ hours locating and downloading an important video archive, only to discover that it was a .nrg file, I thought I was hosed. Tried another tool that is suppose to decode them on Mac... no dice, or at least nothing usable. Downloaded VCDGearX 1.0 and presto! Four fully usable files (698 MBs of MPEGs) decoded and converted in less than 2 minutes. Only thing I'd like to see in this tool is ability to convert .AVI's or .MOV's to MPEGs (I tried and got an error; it is looking for a viable MPEG-2 stream that my test vids do not possess) or to convert MPEGs to dumuxed QuickTime movies. But, for my current use, this is great!
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dank04 had trouble on 10 Mar 2006
i have no idea how to get this app to work please email me at dankporter@yahoo.com and help me with it if possible
[Version 1.76]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:12 Jul 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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VCDGearX is a tool for handling MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 file formats. It transforms a variety of file formats into others. For example, conversions between .bin, .cif, .cue, .dat, .mpg, .nrg, .raw and .sdf are possible. VCDGearX can extract MPEG streams from CD images, convert VCD data files to MPEG and correct MPEG errors. It does not encode or decode MPEGs.


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