Handbrake sources question

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  1. soccersquirt82 macrumors 6502

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    There are some videos I wish to convert to go onto my iPod using Handbrake, but they're on my hard drive. I've converted many movies from a DVD, but is there any way to convert from a different source? When I try, it says, "invalid source."
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Handbrake is for ripping DVDs (or stored VIDEO_TS folders). It doesn't do file-based conversion. For that you'd want something like iSquint or VisualHub.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    Also ffmpeg would do it. Also, most video (not xvid or divx or M$) can play in iTunes, which can then convert it to iPod formats easily.

    TEG
     
  4. soccersquirt82 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!! I didn't want to convert them in iTunes because it takes forever and usually gets stuck.
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

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    I usually only use iTunes, saves time and a step and guarentees that the file will work, unlike using presets in other programs.

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  6. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    As a point of interest, given that the profiles supported by the iPod and iPhone are well-understood, I have never had any problem with a file converted using the presets found in iSquint, Handbrake, or other programs of their ilk.
     
  7. TEG macrumors 604

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    I have only gotten the Handbrake and Toast to convert things correctly on my own system. Any time I get someone else to do the conversions in Handbrake, I have to reconvert them in iTunes to get them to work on my iPhone, even if they use the iPod/iPhone preset.

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