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MV format conversion trouble

Unread postby tc05 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:41 pm

I have a lot of .mv files that I need to convert to .mov, but I have not found any solution to do this on Windows or Mac (my only SGI machine is a commercial, console-only/no desktop model). Are these files only able to be converted on an IRIX operating system?

I'm aware of the command in IRIX to do this, but I need to get these files to a Mac or Windows computer as a file that would work within them (.mov, especially in After Effects).
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Re: MV format conversion trouble

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:40 pm

Presumably you've exhausted all of the suggestions offered by our very good friends at pimpworks? (I hereby declaim all respon-is-bility for the many dead links) ... :|
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Re: MV format conversion trouble

Unread postby tc05 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 3:55 pm

vishnu wrote:Presumably you've exhausted all of the suggestions offered by our very good friends at pimpworks? (I hereby declaim all respon-is-bility for the many dead links) ... :|

I haven't even found this yet! :o Thanks for the link, I'll post back if I can't get any help from that.
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Re: MV format conversion trouble

Unread postby tc05 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 4:00 pm

So it seems that there was a free program at some point called "mv2mpeg" that would do this, but I haven't found any sort of download link (age, I presume) for it. Does anyone know of a way to get this?
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Re: MV format conversion trouble

Unread postby vishnu » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:41 pm

It's a shell script, you can download it here:

http://www.mit.edu/afs.new/athena.mit.edu/contrib/graphics/sgibin/mv2mpeg

Note that you need to have mpeg_encode on the box you use it on... :roll:
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Re: MV format conversion trouble

Unread postby tc05 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:26 am

Alright, thanks.
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