best free iPhone video converter?

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  1. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    i have some videos(like 4-8mins long) and i want to convert them so i can put as many as i can in like 200mb of iphone space i have left

    what is the best free program?
    what settings are the best? (it doesnt have to be 640x480?)
     
  2. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Try this http://www.isquint.org/
     
  3. studentmac macrumors regular

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    Search for Handbrake in google, a great program i've been using to convert my films for iphone use (it has a built-in iphone preset).
     
  4. ajl917 macrumors 6502

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    I would have to reccommend SUPER. It pretty much can convert anything, not just for iPhones or iPods.
     
  5. djona macrumors newbie

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    I have hand brake but its kinda confusing. can you please give some directions ? thanx :apple:
     
  6. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

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    I use Visual Hub and DAMN is it fast. I have done a two hour movie in ~20 minutes. That, just in case you don't know, is damn fast. We're talking 700 MB conversion. Visual Hub, B E A UTIFUL.
     
  7. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 8gb: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3)

    yeah its a tie between hand brake and isquint. I use isquint for the videos I rip from you tube and hand brake for my old DVDs
     
  8. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    I use jodix.com is easy to use and made specifically for coverting to iPod/iPhone format and its free.
     
  9. Hecklerdanny macrumors 6502

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    In my opinion it doesn't get any better than Handbrake.

    You select your "Source" = The actual DVD, browse to it.
    You select your "Preset" = iPhone/iPod touch preset.
    You select which chapters = Usually 1 through 30 or so, however many chapters your dvd has.

    You push start. It works great! I don't use anything else. I have about 100 iPhone/iPod ready movies that I've ripped using Handbreak.
     
  10. Oskee2001 macrumors regular

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    the trick is getting a decoder for DVDs though.
     
  11. djona macrumors newbie

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    What if I dont have it in DVD, but just downloaded it from internet in a rmvb file? tells me "no valid source found"

    thanks for helping me out

     
  12. T4R06 macrumors 65816

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    @eric - download all the listed gentleman's gave.. its free, and try it one by one.....
     
  13. danfog macrumors member

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    I noticed that no one has mentioned Videora iPhone Converter by Red Kawa. As a PC user it is the best, though to rip DVD's you do need another program. But for video's I already have it is the best as there are no limitations (basically the free version IS the full version).
     
  14. myphone macrumors 6502

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    I tried a lot for converters and for me Handbrake is the BEST. For PC or Mac, I'm using both.
     
  15. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    HandBrake...

    all others are "also-ran's" and they get you to upload their program and then they charge you for plug-in's. :mad:
     
  16. bowens macrumors 6502a

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    MPEG Streamclip is very good for converting videos already on your computer. It has an iPhone preset. For DVDs use Handbrake.
     
  17. ctakim macrumors 6502

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    ditto Handbrake

    The latest version is great and the price doesn't get any better.:)
     
  18. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    Am I the only one who uses www.jodix.com. I love this converter its fast free and easy and Its made to convert video just for the iPhone/iPod.
     
  19. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    It looks like...

    it's your niche! :D
     
  20. myphone macrumors 6502

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    I tried it and don't like it. Handbrake is still better.
     
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  22. badbus macrumors newbie

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    i think handbrake is more for converting dvds into mp4.
     
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  24. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    I have a PC (unfortunately) and also use this. It works very well. I do have handbrake also.
     
  25. neven macrumors 6502a

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    HandBrake is the "standard" of sorts for ripping DVDs. That's not what the original question was about, though.

    iSquint works great for most people. It's free, simple, fast, and works well.

    VisualHub is the pay version of iSquint. If you're going to spend $20 - and you might as well if you'll be converting a lot of videos - it's the app to get. Just as simple and friendly, but with tons more options.
     

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