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good free video converter for mac???


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i need a FREE video converter for mac to convert .flv files into imovie compatible files.... any suggestions... ive tried a bunch but all failed

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Have you tried MPEG StreamClip?
Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac and Windows

I'm not sure but it could be that you need to install Perian first. Give it a try without first, maybe I'm mistaken.
Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime components

HandBrake might also do it.
http://handbrake.fr/

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Quicktime will do it, but I suspect the Pro version only.

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Handbrake or ffmpegx.

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You may want to look into Miro Video Converter. I like it for those times that I need a quick and painless video conversion.

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i need a FREE video converter for mac to convert .flv files into imovie compatible files.... any suggestions... ive tried a bunch but all failed
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I guess:

a) your time is worthless ... you've probably wasted more than $20 or so trying to find a free solution.

b) these flv files can't be worth the effort if you're not even willing to pony up the cost of a couple of Starbucks to find a solution that actually works ...
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I've been using Zamzar for years. Not a freeware application needing to be downloaded into your Mac but a online file conversion which has never let me down.

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Handbrake, without a shadow of a doubt - it'll convert 720p flv files effortlessly into iPod/iPad compatible MP4/h.264 files.

I've downloaded countless YouTube clips I love and saved them to my iTunes library using Handbrake (use Download Helper ad-in on Firefox to do this - it might come to Safari shortly, but AFAIK only works on Firefox so far).

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- Conversion using HandBrake (900 kb/sec) average bitrate

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Another vote for Handbrake
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