convert movie torrents to ipad format

migdaddy

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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.
 

Michael Anthony

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Oct 18, 2012
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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.
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.
 
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HazyCloud

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Just download iTunes, drag your movies in, go to the iTunes Store, and buy the movie.
 
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Millionaire2K

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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.
 
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Medic311

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Handbrake is the best thing since torrents

...well that, and the FVD plugin for Google Chrome
 
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Broph

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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.
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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Well F me. Handbreak wont work on my Macbook Pro Gen 1. LAME!!!!!!! Anything else or am I screwed?!
http://alternativeto.net/software/handbrake/
 
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yegon

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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.
 
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dieburnbot

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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.

How do you download a movie for free then?
Pretty sure discussing piracy is against forum rules.
 
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yegon

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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.
 
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steviewhy

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wrkactjob

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Just download iTunes, drag your movies in, go to the iTunes Store, and buy the movie.
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?
 
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balamw

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Where do people draw the line?
Here's where we draw the line at MR:

Forum Rules said:
Warez/Serials/Keys. Do not post software serial numbers or keys or refer people to specific websites, software, or techniques whose purpose is to break or bypass software licensing methods, distribute cracks, or obtain or use commercial software or media in violation of its license and/or for copyright violation. Do not ask for or give such help.
This thread is teetering right at the edge of the rules, please do not push it over.

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gursis11

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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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