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Old Jan 1, 2013, 03:32 PM   #1
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Best software for converting video files??

I have come from a windows PC to a new iMac, some of my video files will not play on the mac (avi, wma etc) so will need converting to MP4. What software can be recommended for this?

I have had a look in the Mac App Store and have seen a handful of video converters, please can some users advise which is best for the job?

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Old Jan 1, 2013, 03:33 PM   #2
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Handbrake. Its pretty much all I use.
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Handbrake.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 03:40 PM   #4
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I would agree with those above. I use Handbrake for ripping and iFlicks for metadata and cover art.
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 06:20 PM   #5
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Also check out Adapter...

http://www.macroplant.com/adapter/
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Old Jan 1, 2013, 06:37 PM   #6
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Handbrake is a good tool for converting the files, if they HAVE to be converted. Use VLC (www.videolan.org) and you can play almost anything (including WMV).
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:46 PM   #7
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Also check out Adapter...

http://www.macroplant.com/adapter/
I like Adapter.

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I have come from a windows PC to a new iMac, some of my video files will not play on the mac (avi, wma etc) so will need converting to MP4. What software can be recommended for this?

I have had a look in the Mac App Store and have seen a handful of video converters, please can some users advise which is best for the job?

Thanks.
Use VLC on your Mac to play AVI, WMA etc.

Otherwise use Adapter.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 03:37 PM   #8
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Sorry to hijack your thread Darren
No problem at all.



Thanks for all of the replies and suggestions, I decided on Smart Converter in the end from the Mac App Store. Just something simple.

Been using it today and very happy with it. It does just the simple converting that I need it to do and the conversions are quick with good quality results.
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Im pleased you've found your solution Darren
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