Converting Vidoes on Windows

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by milszils, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. milszils macrumors member

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    I am running xp and am getting my touch very soon and wanted to be prepared.
    what can i use on windows to convert videos?
     
  2. cwedl macrumors 65816

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  3. milszils thread starter macrumors member

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    i do have videora but the file size is always very big and it takes a VERY long time to convert.
    What settings do you use?
     
  4. cwolves macrumors regular

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    use MeGUI if you know what you're doing. You actually *GASP* have control over everything!

    I posted the best possible settings that work on an ipod using x264 a little while ago in another video thread.
     
  5. parrotheadmjb macrumors 6502

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    SUPER can convert to and from pretty much ANY video format for free and the its best
     
  6. bgd78 macrumors newbie

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  7. aidanpendragon macrumors 6502a

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    Handbrake runs on Windows and there are extensive threads here on using it, settings, etc.
     
  8. bgd78 macrumors newbie

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    But it's only for converting DVD's, though...
     
  9. chall5 macrumors regular

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    Xilisoft DVD Ripper Platinum works for me, it isn't free though
     
  10. Mantronix macrumors regular

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  11. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    *jaw drop*

    There is a Videora for iPod touch specifically?!

    Man, I was converting videos to M4V, then had to use iTunes' converting (which takes FOREVER) to put movie on. It took iTunes ELEVEN hours to convert Scarface!

    But now I can eliminate that last, painstaking stage. :)
     
  12. gvegastiger macrumors regular

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    I use dvdfab to rip dvds bc its free and easy to use. And then I use handbrake to convert them. I've never tried to convert anything else but I will say it takes me about 5 hours to convert a dvd to an ipod format. the nice thing about handbrake though is that it has a iphone setting that works just fine for the ipod touch and you can still tweak it past that if you want to change a few things.
     
  13. i am mac lovin macrumors newbie

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    For videora, can anyone suggest how to convert the videos?
    Should I use the method that involves no custom settings (for experts)?
    Because I converted a video through that method, and it was
    transferred into the iPod successfully, but it won't play on the ipod.
    the video player closes by itself.

    I downloaded a free TV show episode from itunes, that actually
    works fine on the ipod after I added it.
     
  14. floxir macrumors newbie

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  15. walkingalong macrumors newbie

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    I agree.

    I had a whole review thing typed up but lost it cuz of an error. So to make a long story short. I've had errors with various less common file types like MKV with most of the above mentioned software (a lot with videora (cant re-encode mp4) and super)and didnt try out the other non-free ones. If i had to recommend one of the free ones, its MeGUI assuming you dont mind a learning curve.

    The softare I recommend is TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress; but it's not free.

    If all you're gonna do is convert files for the ipod, I dont know if $99.95 is quite worth it with all that free software out that that works well enough.

    But if you have other conversion needs, and want software that can pretty much take anything you throw at it (with directshow), produces very high quality output, has pre-encoding cut and edit and filter features, seperate batch encoding, and is rock solid with pretty much no errors, I cant recommend it enough.
     
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