compression and conversion software

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by matteusclement, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. matteusclement macrumors 65816

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    I want to make a sticky cause this is asked all the time. Can you guys help?

    Here are your free options:
    - handbrake
    - mpeg streamclip
    - ffmpegx

    Here are the buying options:
    - toast
    - visual hub
    - telestream episode

    Ones that are part of editing programs:
    - adobe media encoder (adobe premier)
    - compressor (final cut)
     
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

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    On the paying side, there is also Cleaner, Sorenson Squeeze, DV Kitchen, BitVice and many others.

    -DH
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This list is outdated. VisualHub has been out of development for years.
     
  4. matteusclement thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't mean you can't "find" it somewhere.
     
  5. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    In fact I think it went open-source, maybe its time to have a look and update it (I have the code for its replacement somewhere as that definitely was made open-source by the developer after he abandoned it).
     
  6. kohlson macrumors 6502a

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    Free: Flip4Mac, MakeMKV, VLC, Divx, Perian
    Pay: QuicktimeMPEG2, Quicktime Pro, Flip4Mac
     
  7. matteusclement thread starter macrumors 65816

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    free is great.

    @chrismacguy - so you're saying there is another version of it around in open source?
     
  8. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    I remember VisualHub. I prefered its predecessor iSquint. However I find that Handbrake is by far superior to all of them, especially HandbrakeCLI.

    And for the record Visualhub and iSquint both can be gotten relatively easily. I have them both.
     
  9. matteusclement thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah, I forgot about handbrake. seems to be 64 bit now too!
     
  10. Benny Blades macrumors newbie

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    What does mpeg streamclip do and how does it work with iMovie '11?

    Let's say I make a movie with my Sanyo HD camcorder. I import the footage into iMovie '11. Open new project, do my editing, then I'm done. To share with friends, exporting to either YouTube or QuickTime Player are my options. What does MPEG STEAMCLIP do for me?
     
  11. simsaladimbamba

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    MPEG Streamclip offers a variety of containers (.avi, .mov, .mp4 and .dv) and codecs to transcode your exported video to.
    But if you already haves used iMovie's export option, MPEG Streamclip is not necessary if all you want to do is uploading to YouTube or similar activities.

    I mostly use MPEG Streamclip to transcode highly compressed ***** to editable footage, meaning losing compression and changing the container.
     
  12. grundel2286 macrumors newbie

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    Pay: ClipWrap-is great for converting .m2ts and .mts files.
     

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