.AVI to IPhone Conversion Software Poll

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MBM007, Jul 5, 2007.

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.AVI to IPhone Conversion Software of Choice???

  1. Quicktime Pro

    20.6%
  2. VisualHub

    32.4%
  3. ffmpeg

    5.9%
  4. other

    41.2%
  1. MBM007 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Which software are you guys using???
    So far I've stumbled into ffmpeg, visualhub, and quicktime pro.
    What are you guys using???
    Which software do you recommend I purchase??
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

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  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    VLC does pretty good aswell, if you kno what you are doing.
     
  4. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    I use mpeg streamclip to convert my avi files and it is working very well

    My 190ish MB anime episodes are getting cut down to only 89MB or so, so I'm
    able to fit a lot of episodes on my 8GB iPhone now. I just encode them at 480x320 at half quality and they look absolutely fantastic, and have very small file sizes :)
     
  5. MBM007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    does anyone have a solution that is FREE??
    I'm thinking about paying the $23 bucks for VisualHub....good move???
    In terms of settings on VisualHub...are people using the AppleTV option to convert???
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Andrmgic suggested mpeg streamclip. that is a freeware versions
     
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  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yup its a great little program aye. does what you want, great IU :)
     
  9. MBM007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ??

    THanks for the info....I'm currently trying to get Mpeg Streamclip to convert more than 2 minutes worth of video.....any idea what could be going on???
    When I load the file it only shows the first 2 mins of my 30 min video and then only converts that same 2 min??? How can I get the whole file??? Is it some setting I need to change???

    Thanks
     
  10. theman5725 macrumors 6502

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    iSquint is the free version of Visualhub. It serves all of my needs at least.
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    is that because of some trial version>>>?? can your mac normally play avi files? from memory u need quicktime pro...
     
  12. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    not sure what could be causing that problem.

    What kind of video file is your source? Does it play correctly in the preview window of MPEG streamclip? Particularly for more than 2 minutes?

    What settings are you trying to use? These questions should help us figure out what is going wrong :)
     
  13. MBM007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    settings

    I'm using the settings that come standard for mpeg streamclip??? which ones should i be using??
    The video I'm trying to convert is a 30 min tv show in .avi format that plays fine in VLC but for some reason when I load it in Mpeg streamclip it only shows the first 2 mins???
    any ideas???
    thanks
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    try opening it in quicktime first, do you have pro>?> i think this is where the issue lies. avi isnt native so u need a plug in.
     
  15. MBM007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ??

    I don't have Quicktime Pro but the video loads fine in the QUicktime that comes standard with Tiger.
     
  16. badtzmaru macrumors 6502

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    if i want high quality, high resolution video i use mpeg streamclip.

    for something faster but at a lower resolution i use videora ipod. it takes about 1 minute for each minute of video.
     
  17. princealfie macrumors 68030

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  18. MBM007 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ??

    is iSquint any faster than mpeg streamclip??? mpeg seems to be very slow in converting a 250mb file
     
  19. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    I voted visualhub, but I never upgraded from the FREE isquint which does all my video converting for me.
     
  20. woodbutcher macrumors regular

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  21. DopestGingah macrumors regular

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    Yeah I saw that. Does it transfer .avi movies though because QuickTime doesn't really play them.
     
  22. vrillusions macrumors regular

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    It's a pro only option, unless I'm missing something. iSquint had the quickest download to install to figure out how to use it to encode. I used the elphant's dream video, chose ipod and reset the resolution to 320x240 and enabled h.264 encoding and it got the 11 min video down to about 50mb.

    (edit)It was mentioned in another forum topic to use iMovie. I can confirm that iMovie HD that came with my MacBook can create ipod video files that are 320x240 and you have the added bonus of playing around with the video in iMovie before exporting it(/edit)
     
  23. BassMatt1991, Oct 31, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2013

    BassMatt1991 macrumors newbie

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    Convert AVI to iPhone

    To play AVI video files on iPhone, you need convert your AVI to iPhone friendly format.
    First, The Video Converter ultimate to convert the AVI video to iPhone video conversion. The app provides iPhone preset so that you can directly choose the preset to let the program set the video format.
     

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