A good app to convert .avi to .mov for iTunes

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  1. lisamel macrumors regular

    lisamel

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    Hi!
    I am looking for an application that can easily convert .avi til .mov so I can watch them in iTunes and with my Apple TV :)
    I have the Quick Time Pro, but it takes forever to save them one by one to .mov file.

    I have been looking at Tune4Mac Video Converter.. Does anyone know if this is what I am looking for?

    Many thanks

    Lisa
     
  2. bentoms macrumors regular

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    try VisualHub

    I use it all the time to convert .avi for my apple tv or iphone.
     
  3. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    VisualHub is probably your best choice, it's simple and straight forward, and produces great results, I use it all the time.
     
  4. vandozza macrumors 6502a

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    +1 vote. worth it's price :)
     
  5. officerdick macrumors regular

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    i use VLC transcoding feature, it can convert any format to any format and it's free. Though some knowledge of codecs and bitrates are required.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    In going from .avi to any QuickTime format that can be read by iTunes, what is the smallest conversion that can be made?

    In other words, what is the smallest file size of the ones readable by iTunes?
     
  7. officerdick macrumors regular

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    depends on quality, an 90 minute movie should at a minimum be 700MB, iTunes can read different formats, but i would recomend using H.264 with AAC 5.1 audio.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    So something in H.264 that's about 40 minutes long should be 350 MB, right?

    If that's the case, that's great. I have a lot of things to convert...
     
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  10. lisamel thread starter macrumors regular

    lisamel

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    Thanks everyone!
    I dont have any knowledge of any codec etc, so really looking for the easiest way possible ;)
    Have any of you heard of the Tune4Mac Video Converter? It looks so simple, but the VisualHub might just as easy?
    I dont know which format I should use to get it in iTunes though..? Now i just open and save as .mov in Quick Time Pro.
    The VisualHub doesnt do .mov or?

    Thanks
     
  11. lisamel thread starter macrumors regular

    lisamel

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    Im gonna try iSquint now as its free :) But might end up buying the VisualHub :)
     

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