convert flip video avi files

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ltb7, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. ltb7 macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2010
    in snow leopard my flip avi files would play on QT, this is no longer the case with lion - before i upgrade to mountain lion, could anyone please suggest what format i should switch these files into and how? should i use handbreak and do it one by one? i have well over 100 avi home movie files......

  2. bokonon macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2008
    Handbrake has the ability to scan a folder. Just put all 100 vids in a folder and choose to open the folder itself, not a particular file. Then after its read all of the videos in the folder, select "add all titles to the queue" from the file menu and it will queue them all up at once and then you will have to wait, probably a long time :) good luck
  3. ltb7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2010

    that is so awesome, i had no clue it could do that at once! thank you!
  4. floh macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2011
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Quicktime on its own does support some, but not very many video codecs. I would say the easiest way is to install the free tool Perian, which adds a lot of codec support to Quicktime.

    By the way: .avi is just the container format for the video, not the codec. If it can't be played back, the codec is the problem. The easiest way to find out the codec is to press Command+I when you marked a file and look for codec information. If you only want to change the container, but not the stream itself (e.g. from .avi to .mov), you can use this free tool I programmed. Then you will have a lot less waiting time, because there is no reencoding.

    Good luck.
  5. ltb7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2010
    thank you very much!!

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