Hey, I'm trying to get .avi files converted to .mp4 files so I can store them on iTunes and ultimately on my iPad. I downloaded Handbrake because a lot of people here recommended it.. but I don't really know how to use it. I also downloaded VLC media player because for some reason I heard that I would need it, but don't know what to do with it. I selected a destination for the files (my desktop). Basically what I do is click the source tab, then I click the .avi file I want to convert, then I press the start button... After that, it loads up, and about 20 seconds later it reads that it has finished encoding, I open the .mp4 file on my desktop and for some reason, the video is only a couple seconds long... Obviously I'm doing something wrong. Can anyone run my by step by step how to successfully convert? I tried YouTube tutorials, but none of them are helpful since I use Windows, plus they never explain it well enough. Any help is good help! Thanks.