Handbrake will not convert .dv or .avi files

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  1. gadgefan macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I need some help to convert .dv and .avi files to ipod touch compatible files using handbrake. When I try to choose either file type as the source file it just says 'no valid title found'.

    The .dv file is a clip shot with my video camera and imported onto my mac using imovie, then saved as separate full quality file, in order to have a separate file that is not sitting in imovie.

    The .avi file is a downloaded movie.

    Both movies play fine in quicktime player and VLC player.

    The Handbrake program does work as I have successfully converted a file ripped from a dvd using mactheripper.

    I am surprised that I can't get it to work, as other threads on this forum recommends handbrake as the best software for video conversions for ipod, so any help will be gratefully received.

    Thanks.
     
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  4. gadgefan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the post and sorry for the late reply. Handbrake version 0.9.1
     
  5. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    I sort of guessed that much. Handbrake didn't get ability to encode from non-DVD sources until 0.9.2 iirc.
     
  6. brendu macrumors 68020

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    i use isquint to convert my .avi files to ipod friendly .mp4 files
     
  7. gadgefan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all your help. I tried to download the newest version of handbrake but although the program downloaded, when I dragged it to my application folder and double clicked it to open, nothing happened. However I have downloaded Isquint and that has done the trick.

    Cheers
     

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