Convert avi files to iTunes?

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  1. joltaxt macrumors regular

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    I'd like to convert some avi files so I can put them into iTunes and eventually on my iPad. How do I get the avi files converted to iTunes?
     
  2. joltaxt thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried miro video converter. And it finished converting a movie into a "____.ipad.mp4" file. But it won't go into iTunes. Any ideas?
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you tried Handbrake an any of the presets yet?
     
  4. joltaxt thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've tried handbrake before and it didn't work either. I'll try it again. Do you have any advice for when I do it? Handbrake is very technical to me.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Open Handbrake, open the .avi and then just select an Apple TV preset and choose the output directory and then press START.
    I almost never had problems with Handbrake, unless the .avi file is using some strange codec, but I guess, they use Divx or Xvid in your files.
     
  6. joltaxt thread starter macrumors regular

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    What do you mean by Apple TV preset?

    What do you mean by output directory?

    The video codec is set to H.264. But do I change that to MPEG-4?
    Under Output Settings it says MP4 file. Or do I change that to MKV file?

    Sorry like I said I'm not good with this stuff.
    thanks
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Leave codec and container (.m4v) as it is.
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