Convert video for iPod

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  1. dellavoce macrumors regular

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    When I was PC, I used PQDVD converter to make video files compatible with iTunes and my iPod. Now that I'm Mac, what program do you use for this? Also, what do you use to rip DVDs to an iTunes compatible format?
     
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  3. dellavoce thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I knew you could use it for ripping DVDs, but I didn't know if it would convert other files.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Yes it can, but MPEG Streamclip might be the better choice, as it does video converting a lot longer than Handbrake and gives you more options.
     
  5. tonyburkhart macrumors regular

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    I use MPEG Streamclip (http://www.squared5.com/), Handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/) and QTX

    For anything .avi I use QTX with the "Share > iTunes". It's easy and quick.

    For almost all others I use Handbrake.

    MPEG Streamclip I use only for uncompressed MPEG.

    Of course this is all preference, not standard.

    :)
     
  6. oposky2006 macrumors member

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    well, i always try Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to help me do this job. It can convert any video files to mp4 or mov so that the itunes can support, then u can sync to your ipod.
     
  7. tonyburkhart macrumors regular

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    Never heard of it. Is it share/freeware?
     
  8. spinnerlys Guest

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    40USD for some poorly designed piece of software. Google will tell how it looks. It smells a little bit like spam.
     
  9. tonyburkhart macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I just got done reading a bit about it... seems like a "cheaper" version of Toast with Blu-Ray support. I don't see why anyone would pay for it, when there is Handbrake and or MPEG SC out there. Although I paid for Toast 10... it's a little different!
     
  10. o0samotech0o macrumors regular

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    I use handbrake, and it's pretty good. Sounds like what you need. ;)
     
  11. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    +1 for HandBrake. Ripping DVDs also requires VLC.
     
  12. oposky2006 macrumors member

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    hey, dude. its design is intuitive and easy-to-use. doesnt it?

    then why do u think so? im a little confused.
     

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