AVI to MOV conversion

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  1. thecow macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know of a program that works with 10.2 and can convert an AVI to MOV?
     
  2. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a

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    Re: AVI to MOV conversion

    My question is why would you want to? AVI (MPEG-4/DIV-X) is a much better compression and now some consumer DVD players can play them.
     
  3. thecow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't burn the file to DVD. Toast will not convert it. Toast will burn MOV files though.
     
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  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Re: AVI to MOV conversion

    QuickTime Pro.
     
  6. krimson macrumors 65816

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    divx doctor, fffmpeg i think will do it as well.
     
  7. thecow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    None of the programs listed could convert the file. DivX Doctor said that the AVI had an ac3 audio file and it could not convert it. When I played it on quicktime pro there was no audio. Does anyone know what this means?
     
  8. Nermal Moderator

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    Use mAC3dec to convert the AC3 to a "usable" format, and use QuickTime Pro to convert the video.
     
  9. thecow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the link. It worked perfectly. I am burning the DVD as I write.
     
  10. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Re: Re: AVI to MOV conversion


    Pet peeve here. AVI, like MOV, is a wraper, not a format or a codec. Those file extentions do not relate to the quality of the video or what codec was used.


    Lethal
     
  11. applefan macrumors regular

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    iMovie

    Import the .avi file to iMovie, then export from iMovie to Quicktime. It is then a .mov file.
     

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