Best Free Program to Convert DIVX to iPhone Video Format on PC?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Rendition, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Rendition
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    The question is in the subject title. What's the best PC free program to convert DIVX and XVID files into MP4 videos that the iPhone can play? Thanks.
     
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  3. applehappy
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    Yep, Handbrake. Occasionally a DVD is protected and you will need to use MACTHERIPPER first then Handbrake. Both sites have everything you need to know.
     
  4. Rendition
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    It seems Handbrake only works with DVDs and doesn't work with individual DVIX .avi files no?
     
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    I believe the question was how to convert Divx/xvid files to iPhone, not rip DVD's to iPhone which is all HandBrake can do.

    The only free app I know of is ffmpegX, which you can find here: http://homepage.mac.com/major4/ It converts to many different formats and should be able to handle iPhone files.

    The other options are ElGato's Turbo.264 hardware encoder, or Roxio's Popcorn which is a nice utility (although rather expensive).
     
  6. Rendition
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    I want an app for Windows, I think iSquint works on OSX, but I have a spare Windows XP machine which I'd like to use for video encoding.
     
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  8. D1G1T4L
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    I also use videora on my Windows tower when I set up some batch conversions and it does a great job. Sadly I don't think it supports dual core processors so it won't be lightning fast but still fast enough.

    I use the VGA H.264 2 pass encoding and think it looks great for the size videora does. I leave a copy on my windows tower that I stream to my SD TV's and they look good.
     
  9. erickufrin
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    I found a bunch of other "pay" programs which just errored out when trying to convert....

    I downloaded videora, installed, and executed my first conversion.... It appears to be running!! :D I will report back. :cool:
     
  10. mrtune
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    videora is a good, free solution. That's what I used to use before I switch to a mac.
     

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