Best program to convert .avi to .m4v??

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gdeputy, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

    gdeputy

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    #1
    How can I convert my current .avi files to .m4v or an apple TV2 Compatible file format?

    What is the best program to do that? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
  3. ftaok macrumors 601

    ftaok

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2002
    Location:
    East Coast
    #3
    It really depends on the type of audio/video codec used in the AVI file.

    But with most AVI files, just use Handbrake on the ATV settings and let it run.
     
  4. gdeputy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    gdeputy

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    #4
    lol didn't know handbrake worked for that! thanks guys!
     
  5. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    #5
    If it's Xvid/Divx, you should be able to use MKVTools to mux the Xvid/Divx in to m4v and convert the mp3/ac3 to AAC.

    That way the quality of the video is unaltered and you save a helluva lot of time :D
     
  6. radgar macrumors newbie

    radgar

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #6
    Handbrake

    Handbrake does the job very nicely. Visualhub does it a little bit easier, but Handbrake quality is higher.
     
  7. ugp macrumors 65816

    ugp

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Location:
    Inverness, Florida
    #7
    iVl from the Mac App Store. Best $3.99 I've ever spent. Tags, titles, and movies to iTunes automatically. Quality is great on everything I've encoded so far. I've encoded just about any format I've downloaded (avi, mkv, m2ts).
     
  8. chercm macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    #8
    can ivi boost the sound from the video as Handbrake is having low volume after conversion?
     
  9. Robsrangers macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Location:
    Perth, Australia
    #9
    I have been using iFlicks, fantastic program. It's got all of the presets for apple formats, it also adds the metadata and sends the finished file to itunes.
     

Share This Page