Help a n00b: video converting

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sanctusmortis, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. sanctusmortis macrumors newbie

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    Hallo! New here. And pretty new to Macs...

    Aaaanyway, I've got some videos off my old PC that I want to get converted to another format (to use on my phone and to try out a new video PMP I've got), and can't seem to find any programs for it. I need to be able to convert between AVI, WMV and MOV, and preferably to DVD as well. Any ideas?
     
  2. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Hi,
    You are probably looking for Perian. You can find it here, it's free:

    http://perian.org/

    Morod
     
  3. Toniola macrumors member

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    For converting video formats, you'll need Quicktime Pro, and to do wmv, you have to have a paid version of Flip4Mac. The only other possibility (free), is this site: http://www.media-convert.com I haven't used it, due to my broadband limitation, but it might work for you.

     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    You could download the new version of Handbrake. The beta version is hard to find but once you do its a great program. It backups DVDs, and can convert videos in virtually any format. You can convert using sources like TS-Video or something like that.
     
  5. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    if only visualhub was still here then you coulda bought from them :(
     
  6. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    I've used the media-convert web site posted above for WMV2 files and it worked great. It's free too.
    Morod
     

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