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Old Aug 10, 2012, 04:18 AM   #26
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Cool. Thanks for the info!

Update: Avidemux appears to be defunct. It crashes on any attempt to launch it under Lion.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 01:43 AM   #27
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Nope. Handbrake has no option to move the video frames from one file format to another. It insists on recompressing, which is pointless, time-consuming, and (most importantly) destructive.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 02:49 AM   #28
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For me Handbrake is by far and away the best video converter for .mp4. Having said that there may be some other angles you want to look into:

With Quicktime 7 Pro you can easily copy video and audio tracks from one file to another and save the file as a .mov. As long as the video format is supported by your idevice (meaning the resolution and codec of the source video - and the same goes for the audio, of course) it will playback smoothly. You can for example open an .avi with supported audio/video and via the save as.. dialog create a self contained .mov without having to reencode anything.

Other solutions on the iPhone side would be to use another video player (such as goodplayer, avplayer or vlc for ios if you got it while it was available) and not transcode at all.

If you care about quality at all, not transcoding is always the best option, especially when you would have to process a whole bunch of files.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 06:17 PM   #29
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I simply use video converter pro or music converter pro which cost like $3 each if im not wrong they're beyond awesome and I changed over 900 songs at one go and 14 movies.
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Old Oct 6, 2012, 07:41 AM   #30
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handbrake is too slow

I run a win7 desktop PC & I am looking for a good fast programe that will convert my avi, xvid, divx etc to mp4 so I can watch them on the iPad.
I am using handbrake but it's as slow as a wet week. To convert a 1 hour TV episode will take handbrake over 3 hours to convert.
Any suggestions ?
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Old Jul 28, 2013, 02:41 AM   #31
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I run a win7 desktop PC & I am looking for a good fast programe that will convert my avi, xvid, divx etc to mp4 so I can watch them on the iPad.
I am using handbrake but it's as slow as a wet week. To convert a 1 hour TV episode will take handbrake over 3 hours to convert.
Any suggestions ?
I tried the video converter apps on my computer, and it can convert lots of video together and fast(in my mind, i think it is faster), and do some editing on the videos by that apps. It can convert to many formats, follow to the guide to convert avi to mp4.

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Old Nov 5, 2013, 08:26 AM   #32
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I just used handbrake.fr to convert a load of movies for the ipad. I'm not great at this stuff but worked easily and quickly - and can now watch an entire library of films offline. Thanks for the recommendation.
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Old Nov 5, 2013, 08:37 AM   #33
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I've used Smartconverter and it is quicker than handbrake but no options, just presets (e.g. - Apple TV, iPad, etc.).
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Old Nov 5, 2013, 09:06 AM   #34
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I've used Smartconverter and it is quicker than handbrake but no options, just presets (e.g. - Apple TV, iPad, etc.).
I use this one also. I recommend it
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