solid, free software for converting video files?

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

  1. macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2008
    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


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    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

    Jul 23, 2008

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