convert movie torrents to ipad format

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  1. migdaddy macrumors 6502

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    I can not find a legit software (FREE!) that can convert movies downloaded via Torrent (.avi and others) to the correct format to transfer to iTunes, and then to my iPad. Anyone know of any? I have 7 movies that I wanna transfer for a road trip tomorrow. Thanks guys.

    All the software I have found just have a lame trial, and then you have to buy it.
     
  2. Michael Anthony macrumors regular

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    Oh are you in for a treat...

    Use Handbrake: http://handbrake.fr/

    Totally free, does pretty much everything you'd ever want, and it has built in presets for iPads, iPhones and what not.
     
  3. HazyCloud macrumors 68030

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    Just download iTunes, drag your movies in, go to the iTunes Store, and buy the movie.
     
  4. Millionaire2K, Oct 18, 2012
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    Millionaire2K macrumors 6502a

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    Ok so you want FREE software to convert the FREE movies.... :rolleyes:

    You clearly can afford stuff as you own an iPad. Why not "aleast" pay for the software to convert the FREE movies.
     
  5. Medic311 macrumors 68000

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    Handbrake is the best thing since torrents

    ...well that, and the FVD plugin for Google Chrome
     
  6. migdaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well F me. Handbreak wont work on my Macbook Pro Gen 1. LAME!!!!!!! Anything else or am I screwed?!
     
  7. Broph macrumors 6502

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    There's plenty of free software which can convert them; why would you pay for software which does the same job?

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    http://alternativeto.net/software/handbrake/
     
  8. yegon macrumors 68020

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    Forget transcoding, just buy Goodplayer and play them natively. Unless you expressly want to reduce file sizes, transcoding is a waste of time and energy.
     
  9. supertomtom macrumors 6502

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    I just use cineXplayer. Worked great for my last trip. :)
     
  10. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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    Next time search for he moviein mp4 format so you don have to convert them btw torrents lmao old school
     
  11. migdaddy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How do you download a movie for free then?
     
  12. dieburnbot macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just get an app like AVPlayer or GPlayer? Then you can drag and drop the files as is and it will play them.

    Pretty sure discussing piracy is against forum rules.
     
  13. yegon macrumors 68020

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    I'm a big fan of AVplayerHD, but it's currently unavailable on the store. I'm using Goodplayer currently simply because its been updated for the iPhone 5's res.
     
  14. steviewhy macrumors regular

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  15. Millionaire2K macrumors 6502a

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    I think you missed the point of my post.
     
  16. wrkactjob macrumors 65816

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    Where do people draw the line?...if a film has been shown on TV and I guess you could have recorded it legally at that time to share via VHS or made a copy to a hard disk TV recorder....should you also be able to download it from a torrent site to put on your device of choice?....

    If not why not?
     
  17. balamw Moderator

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    Here's where we draw the line at MR:

    This thread is teetering right at the edge of the rules, please do not push it over.

    B
     
  18. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

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    direct dl using rapid share and other links super fast safer and no uploading.
     
  19. gursis11 macrumors member

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    On the Mac App Store there's a free app called SmartConverter, the free will do the track but there's also a pro version. Use it all the time. Takes about 40 minutes for a 1.4 GB movie to convert in slowest speed (high video and audio quality).
    There's also AnyVideo converter on the MAS. You can choose a specific format on that.
     

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