Converting files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by coreyweb, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. coreyweb macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    So one question. I have a few videos on my new Macbook. I have one file that is an .mov file and another that is an AVI file.

    What I'm trying to do is convert those files to mpeg files so that I can put them on my new ipod. But I have not been successful.

    Any ideas of how to do it?
     
  2. brandon6684 Guest

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    I generally like isquint.
     
  3. M@lew macrumors 68000

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  4. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    Can't you just go into iTunes, go into "Advanced" and then "convert selection for iPod"?

    Edit: That is, once you have imported it into iTunes.
     
  5. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    iSquint is the tool you want :)

    I use Visual Hub, but only because I need all the other fancy stuff too...
     
  6. K Fields macrumors newbie

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  7. banjomamo macrumors regular

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    They are just different software codecs. Other formats like AVI use codecs as well. Each one has compatibility and/or performance/compression features that work with different hardware or software. For instance mpeg4 or h264 are good codecs for the ipod or appletv. Mpeg2 is what DVDs use etc.
     
  8. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    can i watch an .mkv h.264 on a macbook? and with which player.you might say vlc,but ive tried that on my now pc and they dont play well.wot plays well for me is the smplayer.wonder if it can play on a mac.

    dont have a mac till oct
     

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