Best Windows To Mac Conversion Program?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by BruceEBonus, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. BruceEBonus macrumors 65816

    BruceEBonus

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Location:
    Derbyshire, England
    #1
    Per the header really ... I am converting stuff .. .mainly off an Archos Camcorder which was done on WMV and AVI but good ol' iMovie08 doesn't want to know. And iMovie06 imports ok as does FCE - then both crash after ten seconds ... evidently the compatibility doesn't work so I need a decent conversion program.

    My first port of call is Quicktime .. but of course to update its a whopping £20 for the same thing sitting on your computer already ... good money earner there, Mr Jobs .... but before I pay out the equivalent of a weeks wages (ahem) then would it be worth spending the same or a wee bit more on a commercially packaged alternative ... nay .. better program that can cope well with conversion of Windows compatible stuff to Macintosh?.

    Or should I not complain. Hail the goodness of Steve and jolly well fork out my readies chuffed that I should be allowed to breath the same air as he?.:)

    Ta!!!!

    Bruce
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    #2
    I've had good results with iSquint. Better yet, it's free (and does a better job in this instance than QTP IMHO)
     
  3. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

    bmcgonag

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #3
    I agree, but iSquint is limited in quality settings. If you want a little more control for about $20, try VisualHub. It will convert just about anything, to just about anything, with all types of quality settings, including custom advanced settings if you want.

    Brian
     
  4. bking1000 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    #4
    I agree on VisualHub. Seems to handle those kind of cross-platform conversions nicely. The Apple products, in a word, don't.
     
  5. BruceEBonus thread starter macrumors 65816

    BruceEBonus

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Location:
    Derbyshire, England
    #5
    Cheers BurgerKing

    I think Ill try this route first then .. may try out their demo to see if it works first, mind.


    Ta

    Bruce
     

Share This Page