Free AVI to M4V converter?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by netdog, Jan 29, 2011.

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    netdog

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    Handbrake doesn't seem to handle AVI input files. I want to convert a bunch of old AVIs to M4Vs to warehouse them in my iTunes library.

    Any great free converters out there? I was surprised that quick Google and MR searches didn't turn one up right away.

    Thanks in advance
     
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    netdog

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    Me bad. I'll go back and try again. Looking at their page, I thought it just said it used the DVD ripped format as input.

    I also found MPEGStreamclip via Google (which pointed to an MR thread) immediately after I posted here.

    Oops!

    Thank you!
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Handbrake is easier, though MPEG Streamclip is much more versatile., but Handbrake offers working Apple TV and iPod presets that work in iTunes.
     
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    I have had really good luck with Handbrake converting avi to m4v.

    Off topic, but I have had trouble converting the wrong setting m4v to say iPhone or iPod m4v files. Any tips on something like that?
     
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    I made an automator script to do this. In snow Leopard it is build right in as QuickTime can export to the right format.
     

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