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AVC video converter for mac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Nova77, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Guest

    Hi all, just wondering if there is a free AVC video converter for mac that can export to 1080p MOV. Somehow, those MOV files are so much quicker compared to mp4 or mkv files, even when using the same codecs (if some1 knows why, go ahead).

    FFmpegX doesn't seem to do that
    Mpeg stream clip either.... (it fails while exporting)

    I want to take 1080p .mp4 files and 1080p .mkv files and convert them to 1080p (AVC video//AAC audio) .mov.

    Any help would be much appreciated!

    P.S.: Oh, and faster than quicktime export if possible, please!
  2. macrumors 601


    Handbrake is a great utility but I don't think it does .mov? I use Handbrake/VLC for all my converting video needs.
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    If you want to keep the same codecs, then just do a File > Save As (not Export) in QuickTime Pro.
  4. Nova77, Sep 11, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011


    Save as doesn't work... says error on some videos... any other idea?

    Edit: no speed improvement at all... I guess re-incode for MOV helps...

    I downloaded one app ---> when converting to MOV gives +100% performance, but I don't really want to pay for it and I don't know what to think about the brand.... Its Aunsoft. I don't like how there are so many "WhateverSoft" with basically the same interface.... Should I trust them?

    Or... any free solution?

  5. Guest

    OK, after all, it seems like I was wrong with the .mov thing. Its only a matter of good / bad encoding. I still don't know how people can get results that much crappy, with movies needing to be reincoded.

    If any1 knows how come some H264 videos play fast and some don't.... tell me. It looks like some encoders output fluid videos and some others don't, even if its the same codec.

    What should I use? Quicktime Pro is WAY too slow!... I want to get a nice fluid output with CoreAVC and AAC audio, then throw it at CorePlayer.
  6. AdrianK, Sep 11, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011

    macrumors 68020

    Difference in profile or bitrate probably. If you could post a media info output for something that plays fine and something that doesn't it would help us understand why.

    CoreAVC is a decoder (contained within CorePlayer), not an encoder, so you don't need to touch it for creating the files.
  7. Guest

    I know.... Maybe my sentence was too messed up...
  8. Guest

    help anyone??
  9. macrumors 68020

    With what, exactly? Your posts are pretty all over the place.

    You're not going to get better playback performance with what you've got currently without re-encoding or using CorePlayer.
  10. Nova77, Sep 15, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 15, 2011


    I was asking for an utility to ENCODE in AVC codec, haven't found any, people don't help anymore.
  11. macrumors 68020

    Then Handbrake will do what you want, since it's just a GUI for x264.

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