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Old Mar 5, 2007, 11:05 PM   #1
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Good Program To Convert .avi to .mp4

Hi i'm looking for a FREE program to convert my .avi movies to .mp4 format for my iPod thanks. i know i could of searched but plx just help me out and give me the name of the FREE program i should use...

(i'm on a mac)
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Old Mar 5, 2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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I think that iSquint will do what you want.
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Old Mar 5, 2007, 11:17 PM   #3
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MPEG steamclip has worked for my video projects. I have never pu any on an iPod, but it does have a option for export to mpeg-4.
Free download

http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html
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Old Mar 5, 2007, 11:25 PM   #4
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I think that iSquint will do what you want.
Yeah THAT!

Used it and LOVE it!
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Old Oct 4, 2009, 07:10 PM   #5
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im looking on ISquint and i cant find a program to download.

Im trying MPEG Stream but it cant convert it. Says theres an error?
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Old Oct 4, 2009, 07:18 PM   #6
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Without a doubt the best program is http://handbrake.fr/ - it is what a lot of the other programs are based on.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 11:08 PM   #7
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another good program would have been Switch. i use that sometimes, and MPEG Streamclip has a lot of errors for me to, plus it takes a long time, it does its job tho.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 11:47 PM   #8
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Without a doubt the best program is http://handbrake.fr/ - it is what a lot of the other programs are based on.
I second this suggestion. If you go with Handbrake, you will also need VLC.
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Old Jun 30, 2010, 08:00 AM   #9
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Another vote for http://handbrake.fr/
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Old Jun 30, 2010, 08:08 AM   #10
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all i do is open the avi into quicktime then click file, export, mp4. easy :] That only works if you have QT Pro.
Will you ever post again? Btw, how did you find this thread?
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Old Jul 8, 2010, 03:57 AM   #11
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Thank you!
Did it from QuickTime and it was quick and easy!
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Old Nov 27, 2010, 11:57 AM   #12
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Yes, Quick Time does work. I use it on Snow Leopard, so that's X. But I have a boatload I need to do at once. I have 50 files! And it only gets higher. I need something that can do boatloads for free! Prism ran out -_-
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Old Dec 4, 2010, 02:55 PM   #13
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Handbreak

I use Handbreak for all my file conversions. I have tried many different apps over time & Handbreak has to be the best. It is easy to use with the built-in presets & is free.

http://handbrake.fr/
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 08:51 PM   #14
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Well, I'm using Leawo Free MP4 Converter, honestly, it's a great free tool for me, and handbreak is good also. By your choice, whatever.
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Old Dec 9, 2010, 04:31 PM   #15
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Good Program To Convert .avi to .mp4

Easiest way on a Mac to do the conversion is with QuickTime Player; you don't need the Pro version.

Simply open the file in QT, then File/Save and, in the Format drop down (which defaults to Movie), choose
-iPhone (Cellular)
-iPhone
-iPod
-HD480p

and choose your destination.

My recollection is that my WinTel version of QT does NOT have that option but I'm running WinXP SP2 and can't load the newest version of Windows QT.
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 08:27 PM   #16
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Handbrake is usually the first choice for easy video processing.
If that doesn't get you what you want then you can try AVI to MP4 Converter.
These are all easy to use.

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Old May 20, 2012, 12:30 PM   #17
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tried handbrake and it works perfectly for converting an .avi made by Matlab to .mp4 so that QuickTime can play it
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Old May 20, 2012, 02:14 PM   #18
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Video monkey!

I convert torrents daily and have found Video Monkey to be the very best of all the programs mentioned! It's free as well! Aloha.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 07:49 PM   #19
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Unfortunately, HandBrake doesn't appear to have a "no recompression" option to simply copy the MPEG-4 video from one file format to another.
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Unfortunately, HandBrake doesn't appear to have a "no recompression" option to simply copy the MPEG-4 video from one file format to another.
Yup, the lack of remuxing is one of the biggest problems of HandBrake. Nevertheless, we have a lot of excellent remuxers to choose from: Subler for MKV, iVI for MTS etc.
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 01:33 PM   #21
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Without a doubt the best program is http://handbrake.fr/ - it is what a lot of the other programs are based on.
Another vote for Handbrake. Excellent program, easy to use and regularly updated.
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Old Aug 9, 2012, 02:31 PM   #22
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Yeah, Handbrake is acutally pretty good. I wouldn't say it's the best converter I have ever used, but it rarely disappoints.
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Another vote for http://handbrake.fr/
This.
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Old Aug 10, 2012, 02:34 AM   #24
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Yup, the lack of remuxing is one of the biggest problems of HandBrake. Nevertheless, we have a lot of excellent remuxers to choose from: Subler for MKV, iVI for MTS etc.
Is there one that does move MPEG-4 video from AVIs to MP4 files?
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Is there one that does move MPEG-4 video from AVIs to MP4 files?
Avidemux2, XMedia Recode (the latter works just fine under CrossOver on OS X). I, generally, always try the first first and if it doesn't work, the second. The second is slower but is far more fault tolerant and supports a lot more input video stream formats (for example, MS-MPEG4 like the one in http://mirror.bigbuckbunny.de/peach/...80p_stereo.avi ) for simple remuxing.
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