Free .avi to .m4v converter for PowerPC?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by TrailerTrish, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. TrailerTrish macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2012
    I've been looking for one for a while now, and no matter how specific I get with my searches I always end up with Windows stuff and Intel Mac stuff that won't work on a PowerPC.

    Can anyone recommend a FREE converter that works on a Mac G4 and will convert .avi to .m4v?

    Thanks in advance....
  2. TrailerTrish, Aug 21, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2012

    TrailerTrish thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 22, 2012
    Well thanks, but when I downloaded it the disk image failed to mount after 3 downloads. Not sure why. I noticed the download was very fast, instant in fact. I'll keep trying....

    A bit later.... tried for Handbrake 090 after failing to get 091 working, and it was not recognized. I'm not having much luck with this.

    Still later... Just tried to get 093, same thing, not recognized, and it's supposed to be for PowerPC. I just don't understand this! What is going on here?

    Still later... I got a working copy of it, and it will not do .avi to .m4v.

    I was already having a bad week, with my car in the shop on my week off. Can anyone suggest something that does what I posted about?

    AVI to M4V????
  3. Starfighter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2011
    Handbrake converts avi to m4v (which is the same as mp4/mpeg4) just fine.
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What exact Mac and Mac OS X version do you use?

    To find out what Mac OS X version you run, click :apple: > About This Mac:
    To find out, what exact Mac model you use, click :apple: > About This Mac > More Info > Hardware Overview:
    To see a more elaborate image explaining the above steps, click here.
    To see a more detailed video tutorial showing the above steps, click here (2 MB, 23s, .mp4).​

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