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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:38 AM   #1
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solid, free software for converting video files?

i've been searching but haven't come across a software program that appears to be widely used and recommended. of course, i hope i'm terribly mistaken. all i want to do is to convert video files (e.g., .avi or .mpg) files into .mp4 or .mov so i can watch them on my iPad.

the most obvious answer would be QT Pro but i'm just looking for a solid, free program. hopefully, at least one exists! thanks.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:41 AM   #2
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Handbrake and VLC are the two popular free apps used widely. Searching the digital video board will give you more information as there are many threads on the topic.

I use both for exactly what you want to achieve, and they work well, come with pre-sets for the iPad, ATV touch etc.
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great; thanks for your help!
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