solid, free software for converting video files?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sunandsurf, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    #1
    i've been searching but haven't come across a software program that appears to be widely used and recommended. of course, i hope i'm terribly mistaken. all i want to do is to convert video files (e.g., .avi or .mpg) files into .mp4 or .mov so i can watch them on my iPad.

    the most obvious answer would be QT Pro but i'm just looking for a solid, free program. hopefully, at least one exists! thanks.
     
  2. macrumors G5

    Macman45

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Location:
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    #2
    Handbrake and VLC are the two popular free apps used widely. Searching the digital video board will give you more information as there are many threads on the topic.

    I use both for exactly what you want to achieve, and they work well, come with pre-sets for the iPad, ATV touch etc.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008

Share This Page