Best Video Converter For Windows?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 103734, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. 103734 Guest

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    Well I just switched my iPhone over to my PC from my macbook and I have no idea what program I should use to convert videos on my PC.

    You guys have any suggestions?
     
  2. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Why the iPhone forum? You might want to shift the thread to a help subforum :)
     
  3. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    well its hear and im not going to re post it again, because double posting is rude
     
  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Quicktime Pro. I'd imagine having a look at zdnet or cnet would give you an idea too.
     
  5. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    only thing is that quicktime pro can't convert AVI files
     
  6. txr0ckabilly macrumors 6502

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    http://www.xilisoft.com/

    that's what i had for putting .avi and .wmv to my iphone.


    works nice the torrent is out there too. not that i would use it ;)
     
  7. Natesac macrumors 6502a

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    I am giving that one a try, it seems to get it done a little bit faster. I have a pretty weak computer, arggg I wish there was a better way.

    Update: I think this is one of the better ones out there. I like it, now its time to find my vids for the wait in line.
     
  8. Roxerroneous macrumors newbie

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    Try handbrake. It's free and extremely easy (comes with different presets for iphone, apple TV, etc.). http://handbrake.fr/
     
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  10. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    god I loved handbreak on the mac, had no idea it was out for PC!!!:eek:
     
  11. Roxerroneous macrumors newbie

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    I've just started using it, but from my limited experience it depends on how you encode the file and of course on the hardware your running. I've been converting for use on apple TV (which by the way, handbrake does come with preset file settings for the iphone and apple TV) and it takes about 2 hours. I'm running Vista with 3 gig of memory and 2.2GHz core 2 duo processor. I've also run it on my sister's G5 and it said it would take about 6 hours. It does take a bit of time, but it is a great program in that you
    1) pick a source
    2) select a destination for the output file
    3) choose a preset for encoding
    and then you're ready to go.
    So if you have an extra machine to do the work or set it up to run before you sleep, it's a great option.

    I had no idea either. I had heard so much about it on these forums but never knew of a PC version. I recently helped my sister out with her G5 and downloaded handbrake for her and noticed they had a PC download. I couldn't resist after that!
     
  12. icecold0913 macrumors member

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    Handbrake on windows is ridiculously easy to use, but I've been having problems encoding some DVDs lately, even when I use a different program to decode the files first. It's most likely because my pc is over three years old, so I got frustrated and I'm waiting until I get a new mac to finish.

    But when handbrake works, it works very well. The quality is really good, I made a setting so the movies play on both iPhone and Apple TV, and it even lets you put the chapter names in!
     
  13. Balty macrumors 6502

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    Super © .

    a good all round conversion software is Super © .

    it is a freeware and can convert basically any file format into any other file format

    unfortunately it's only for windows... :(
     
  14. TedB macrumors member

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    I usually just use videora ( http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/iPhone/ ) for my converting needs. If you decide to try it, do NOT use the Basic Settings, change the conversion rates to the 2 pass advanced conversion. If not, the video/audio sync will be messed up in a longer movie files.
     
  15. rball1979 macrumors regular

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    Course it can...I did some last night!!
     
  16. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    Is Handbrake for the PC good with Episode based DVDs? In other words, I typically buy seasons of favorite TV shows and would like to know if it breaks out the episodes nicely with a default configuration.
     
  17. txr0ckabilly macrumors 6502

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    i have a cheap target store dvd player (cost around $25) by the end of a movie the sound has lagged about 1 to 1.5 seconds behind the video. now i stop every movie about halfway through and restart it. it's annoying but i'm cheap.
     

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