AVI conversion

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by beaken, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. beaken macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008
    I have a couple AVI movies that I would like to get converted to play on the Apple Tv. I have been using mp4 Converter but it tends to like to desync the audio from the video, starts off fine and then next thing you know there talking but no mouths are moving. Makes it a bit hard to enjoy and this is with the setting cranked up. Does anyone have any suggestions for changing an AVI to somthing else that will play on the Apple tv? And im not up for hacking the device right now.
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Use VLC, and just have it export the video as MP4. You could also try ffmpeg.

  3. beaken thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 8, 2008
    I forgot to say Im on a Mac so I need a Mac compat program to use. :)
  4. Shoesy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 21, 2007
    Colchester, UK.
    Visual Hub is only 12 quid. Buy it - it's great.

    If you are really cheap get isquint for free - same thing only less hi quality options / presets and when you press the help option it quotes the Beatles at you. :cool:
  5. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Both apps referenced are Mac apps, after a fashion. ffmpegX should give you fine results. Of course, if you're using QuickTime, you ought to be able to export to AppleTV with by using the Export option.
  6. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I believe that functionality requires QT Pro, does it not?
  7. KGoBlin macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2008
    I've always done my avi conversions through iSquint with zero problems.
    It's made for iPod video conversions, but it will make SD videos as well. Haven't tried it on an HD avi yet though.
  8. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    QTamateur is a free program that enables the QuickTime export functionality found in QT Pro, iMovie, etc. It'll let you do batch processing too. VisualHub will likely provide quicker encoding, though.

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