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    hi all is there a free download out there for a movie or video clip converter for mac, i need to change an AVI to mp4 an such like cheers

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    MPEGStreamclip will do that

    Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac and Windows

    It may be an idea to install Perian as well (codec support for quicktime)

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    Using Squared 5
    Quote Originally Posted by louishen View Post
    MPEGStreamclip will do that

    Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac and Windows

    It may be an idea to install Perian as well (codec support for quicktime)

    Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime® components

    When I moved a .mp4 file into the program and tried to convert to .avi, the file did not work. I was just testing the program so I did not change any of the standard settings.. There was a pop-up asking for frame rate. I tried 30 fps yet there was an error. Is there a standard rate I should be using?

    Thanks!

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    Try Handbrake - it's free, has nice presets and is easy to use.
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    hey that's exactly what i wanted to ask and registered to this forum so i am using visualhub, it is very easy, has many options and i like it but i have 1 problem. it sometimes says something about a codec error. i guess it doesn't have the codec, but the video IS working on VLC. so is there any way i can make visualhub work with any codec? i'm gonna try handbrake now and tell you if it works.

    edit: so i did it with handbrake and i'm impressed it did convert it. although, it's a m4v file but had set it to convert to mp4 h.264. is mp4/m4v the same? i want to put it on my iphone

    edit2: i see that the .mp4 files i have from visualhub conversion have as info "mp4 movie" while the .m4v has as info "mp4 video". it doesn't really matter anyway huh?

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    problem: message from itunes: m4v videos cannot be copied to iphone because it cannot play that type of file, and handbrake doesn't convert to mp4.

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    Any DVD Cloner can b used to do this.

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    re:
    I have a similiar problem. I have an .avi file that I want to transfer to a dvd. I experimented and used handbrake and converted it to mp4 and then burned it to a dvd using Toast 10 titanium.

    What would be the best format to burn an .avi file to a dvd and still keep the quality of the video? What would be the best route to do this, ie. which software or codecs to use?

    Thanks,

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    Maybe try www.vixy.net?
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    you can use WinXMedia AVI/WMV MP4 Converter 3.15 which is free to download.

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    Look in to ffmpegX, it'll do the job better than anything else.
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    Is there any program free like Handbrake that will convert video any format into DVD format? Thanks.
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    Is there a way to convert the .avi file + a .srt (subtitles) into one mp4? so it can be used in the ipod

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