Newbie need help in converting video files

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by gino76ph, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    hiya i'm planning to buy a 3rd-gen iPod touch and was reading thru the features and notes on the device.

    i have several .avi files that i have downloaded. may i ask is there a built-in feature to manually convert or auto convert video files (to the necesarry compatible format) before uploading them to the iPod Touch without compromising much on the video or audio qaulity?

    thanks.
     
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    Tilpots

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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is Handbrake the best video converter? anything else?

    doesn't iTunes have a feature to help convert audio or video files?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Handbrake is the easiest. It has built-in output settings specifically for the iPhone/iPod touch.
     
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    Thraun

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    Second on the Handbrake. I use it fairly often, works great for me. Now, why .avi is still the video file of choice is way beyond me, but Handbrake is easy to use, does its job, and it's free!
     
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    Patrick J

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    Handbrake is very complicated at first sight.
    Try Permute, costs 15$, and is BEAUTIFUL and minimalistic. Just how a Mac Video Converter should be.

    If you want a free alternative, try Evom (my recommendation), or Miro. Both these boast the same slick interface as Permute, and are great for converting video for iPod.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is Evom free?
     
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    Patrick J

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    Yes.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    i have used most of these programs. i disliked handbrake for some reason, i forget why exactly. id recommend dvdfab6. it will do everything you need really easily and can also rip blurays and dvds to your hard drive.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    I use Miro. Very simple application with several presets.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    video conversion for ipods and iphones

    You may also want to try Toast 10 - it has many uses and and convert your videos for use on your iPhone.
     

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