Video equivalent of Graphics Converter?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Diomedes, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Diomedes macrumors 6502

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    Proably every Mac user has or has used Lemke's GraphicConverter, the indispensable Swiss Army knife of converting graphic files.

    But is there something similar for video? I have QT Pro, and it does a good job, but it won't export or import Flash (SWF) files. If I have a QT movie I want to turn to Flash, I have to use Flash Pro, and go through that hassle. Likewise, there seems to be no easy way to extract media from a Flash file into a QT movie. Not to mention WMV files, which we are commonplace.
     
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Can't really answer your Flash questions, but I believe Flip4Mac will help with the WMV stuff.
     
  3. Diomedes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I've seen that. I was hoping not to have one tool for each format, but rather that was something more universal. This being video, compression is a given; but going between QT & Flash can be such a production sometimes.

    Adobe/Macromedia includes a stand-alone conversion tool, but it seems I've had mixed results with it. Maybe I need to tinker with the settings.

    Any other ideas?
     
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  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    The closest analogy is probably FFMPEG, a shareware program that supports a huge variety of input formats and codecs (nearly everything) and a moderate number of modern output codecs. It's also a bit difficult to get working properly, and has a confusing interface, but it does get the job done.

    Even it has limitations, though; there's more going on with transcoding video than an image file.
     

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