Convert AVC .mp4 to .MOV H264

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wesg, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. wesg macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    I have a bunch of videos that I need to convert for internet streaming. Opening them in QT Pro shows that they are .MP4 videos with a video codec of AVC Coding. WHen I tried converting them straight to .MOV H264 I got nothing, but I just tried .AVI and everything was good.

    Does anyone have any codecs/applications for converting from AVC to H264 in one swoop?
  2. jackerin macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    For the record, AVC is the same as H264.

    You should easily be able to export it to Quicktime-movies using QTPro, but you could also try exporting to MP4 with passthrough for video and/or audio and select the streaming option.
  3. GarryGriff macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2009
    AVC AVCHD camcorder

    This is what I thought I'd read (AVC is the same as H.264).

    Can anyone tell then why the movies from my Sony HDR-SR12 won't play on the Mac. The files are AVC/H.264 High Profile for HD (according to the camcorder's book) and have an extension of .m2ts.

    Quicktime Pro 7 tells me they are not a movie file. VLC will play them badly. The sound comes out good, but the pictures just don't keep up with the sound. FCE and iMovie don't want anything to do with them.

    At the moment the only thing I can do is use the Windows software in the bootcamp partition. This came with the camera and allows me to view the movies in the camera and to import them, as is, to the hard drive. I can also view them from the hard drive. They play perfectly in the Windows partition.

    My Windows editing software will also deal with them, but it looks like I'm going to have to pay to upgrade FCE and iMovie to cope with them.

    This is not what I expect from the Mac. I'm incredibly frustrated with the whole HD experience on the Mac. Thanks goodness for the Windows partition.

    Any help would be gratefully received

  4. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
  5. GarryGriff macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2009
    So it's true then, there is nothing available on the MacIntosh to play these movies file without having to perform some kind of conversion first?

    As I said before QT Pro 7 says they are not movie files, and VLC is very poor at playing them. However on the PC there is software to do this.

    Makes a mockery of the current Mac adverts telling the world how the Mac is better than the PC I think.

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