Best converter

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by iSaygoodbye, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    What is the best video converter for my apple tv? Thanks! Oh, and i dont like handbrake. I dont need to convert dvds just some home movies to mp4
     
  2. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    I would be interested in people's opinions and experiences. Always good to have a few new ideas.
     
  3. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Handbrake does this too now...
     
  4. iSaygoodbye thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i know that. handbrake sucks
     
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  6. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Handbrake.

    You're welcome!

    But you asked for "the best".

    Unless they're in 8mm, then Handbrake.

    Yeah, I know. It only does DVDs, MOV, AVI, FLV, Blu-Ray, AVC, VC1, MPEG2, MPEG4, 480, 720, 1080, AC3 Dolby Digital, DPLII. It clearly sucks. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Visual Hub still "the best" even if it's MIA/KIA?
     
  8. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    What are the differences between digital hub and handbrake in your experiences?
     
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  11. iSaygoodbye thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    its sucks because its the slowest thing ever
     
  12. packgrad2000 macrumors regular

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    It's your processor...encoding movies is one of the most processor intensive tasks you can do with your Mac, and HB does a pretty good job of maxing out both cores on it.
     
  13. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Handbrake isn't slow. In fact, I find it to be the fastest way to encode video to mp4. It also produces the best results, is stable (I really only get crashes when I throw a bad file at it), AND IT'S FREE.

    Now, since you seem to still want to refuse what just about everyone on this board is telling you, you can give MPEG Streamclip, ffmpegx, or Quicktime Pro a shot. I guarantee you none of them will be any faster for the quality you get with Handbrake, and QT Pro will set you back $20. But by all means, go for it if you hate Handbrake that much.
     
  14. richardhunt macrumors regular

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    Handbrake for me it's the best. I've tried other solutions too numerous to remember, but Handbrake has worked out to be the best option. It will even use all cores on my machine, which not all encoders do.
     
  15. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    It is only as slow as the settings/quality you select. :cool:

    If you don't care about quality, go pickup an El Gato Turbo.264 and be done with it.
     
  16. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Well, that can't be because it's a lot faster than VisualHub.

    Until Apple allows leveraging of those gpu chipset with hardware h.264 encoding, you're going to be stuck with this "slowness". Supposedly, this will become available with Snow Leopard.
     
  17. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    Handbrake:
    1. The guy is a prick and when he does not know how to help he accuses people of copyright infringement or whatever and locks the thread.

    2. Unless you all know something I don't even 1.9.1 does not do VC1 (everything else listed does work)

    I like FilmRedux and Video Monkey, the options are limited for now but atleast their actively being worked on (unlike VisualHub which was dead a long time before they officially killed it). Both are working on VC1 support.
     
  18. bucksaddle macrumors 6502

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    Not sure where you got version 1.9.1 from, i believe the latest supported version is 0.93. VC1 works perfectly in the SVN if you are willing to build yourself or wait for 0.94
     
  19. RoninXI macrumors regular

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    Sorry I was running another program at the time and looked at the wrong one for version. Caveman said it was supported but didn't say it was an unsupported version. As of now it should say it is not supported but you can build it yourself(like you did). I still hate using it because of the developer.
     
  20. cubbie5150 macrumors 6502a

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    I still use VisualHub on the MBP in my sig (latest version of Leopard). I've tried the most up-to-date version of Handbrake on several .avi & .mkv, but it always crashes. I'll try again some time, but I figure why bother as long as VH still works for converting to AppleTV.
     
  21. iSaygoodbye thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i cant find visual hub. can you maybe give me a link
     
  22. eddyg macrumors 6502

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    There are many developers in the HandBrake project, not just one, some of whom can't resist the forums, and what dwells there.

    As far as copyright infringement is concerned, no discussion of that on HB forums can be allowed to avoid any legal issues, it is part of the forum rules that are acceptes whem joining. However maybe some pull the trigger too soon on that.

    Cheers Ed
     
  23. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    My opinion has always been, if you're "smart" enough to figure out how to pirate the video file in the first place, you should be smart enough to know what to do with it afterwards.

    Maybe my standards are too high... back when I actually did that you had to know where to look/what software to use. Now it's as easy as a Google search.
     
  24. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    I would advise Handbrake too (with the convenient Apple TV preset feature) or FFmpegX for its fine tuning capabilities...
     
  25. InTheUnion macrumors regular

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    VideoMonkey seems like a pretty good choice:

    "Video Monkey is a free video encoding application exclusively for Mac. It was created after the demise of the great tool Visual Hub. Video Monkey borrows heavily from the Visual Hub video conversion tool, both conceptually and from the original code dump posted to SourceForge as TranscoderRedux."

    http://videomonkey.org/Video_Monkey/About.html
     

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