Conversion of video files

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iphonehk, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. iphonehk macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2009

    searched the threads and found that to convert all avi files to mp4, you would need to use handbrake. What baffles me is that some of the video files that I have is a .rmvb file which opens with real media player and vlc.

    However, I am unable to convert on handbrake. Handbrake shows "Source not found" whenever I try to convert. Can anyone advise how to convert or is there a work around solution?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
    I like using VisualHub/iSquint. That might work. You could try to install perian and that possibly might help handbrake/quicktime work with those files.
  3. iphonehk thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 10, 2009
    Thanks. Was using squint too and it does not recognise he files. Handbrake by far is the most comprehensive one so I decided to switch. Will try to install perian and see if it works.

    Installed perian. Still does not work.
  4. stonedandhappy macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2009
    Have you tried WinAvi mpeg4 convertor. I use it for all avi and am sure it does rm too. Good results and fast too. Takes around a quarter of the run time to convert.
  5. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
    VLC converts to some formats, but it's a little tricky. It may work as a gobetween tho. You could also look at Replay, but it's not free.
  6. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    RVMB is proprietary. There isn't any conversion software available for it that I know of.

    It's a biatch of a format and I thought it was dead.

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