Hi, I bought Quicktime for this exact reason but I have no idea how to import and convert the file. Can you please explain further? I have some AVI's that I want to convert and WMVs.Diomedes said:1. Get QuickTime Pro. For $30, you can import and export to a wide variety of formats. Most digital cameras that also take movies usually record them in AVI format, and I use QuickTime Pro all the time to convert them into smaller format files.
2. Use iMovie, then export your movie to a QuickTime format. I use iMovie to string together several AVI files, then I can export it (using the File->Share command) into another movie format. According to David Pogue's EXCELLENT iMovie & iDVD: The Missing Manual book, you shouldn't need QuickTime Pro.
I would strongly recommend you get Pro. For not a lot of cash, you get a really great sound and video tool. I upgraded not long after I got my Mac in 2003, and it's been one of the most useful tools.
Your processor speed and I guess to some extent, your RAM will determines how long it takes in iDVD.blueflame said:Im still trying to find a way to convert .mov to a dd format. idvd takes like3 hours. its terrible
blueflame said:and yet another question on this topic, how do i join 2 .mov's into on movie?
see, im realy not getting a good awnser. i have avi's thjat i want to turn into a dvd
there we go. Help,. how do i do it
On my old G4 400 Tower it can take 8-12 hours to burn a simple 1 hour DVD.Sdashiki said:MPEG2 encoding was, until H.264, the most processor intensive thing the average user could do with video (except for uncompressed HD stuff, but who needs that yet)
U have AVIs and want to turn into a DVD, I wont ask what the files are but I can guess ;P
Using Divx Doctor II, make the avis into quicktime movies. Should take a few minutes depending on file length.
Then, unless you have Final Cut Studio with Compressor, you will have to use iDVD to encode the .mov to .m2v.
There is no other way to do it. You would need Compressor and/or the MPEG2 codec, which is not free.
MPEG2 encoding for a G4 takes sometimes 4-8x the length of the file to do. And on a G5 2-6x or so. It is a slow process, so dont expect instant results. I know you have video files on your mac you want to watch on a big TV on the couch, but its not that simple.
You asked.blueflame said:i have avi's thjat i want to turn into a dvd
there we go. Help,. how do i do it
BIS2 said:I'm considering a new digital camera that records movies in MPEG4 (avi files). I tested it out and they would not play in quicktime (on either an ibook with 10.3.8, or a powerbook with Tiger). I downloaded what I perceived to be the correct thing from DiVX and now they will play, but are jerky and with snippets of sound and then loud screeching noises. What do I need to do to make them work properly? I really like the camera but won't keep it if I can't do video clips.
Yebot said:You asked.
(.avi = DivX)
In my opinion, it is too time-consuming to convert an .avi to VIDEO_TS for DVD. An alternate solution would be to burn the .avi to a CDr in the ISO 9660 format. Then play the DivX disc in a DivX player like this one.
To export AVI to QuickTime, just open the AVI file in QT Pro, then File-Export. At the bottom of the dialog box, you will see a drop-down list of formats.nsheikh80 said:Hi, I bought Quicktime for this exact reason but I have no idea how to import and convert the file. Can you please explain further? I have some AVI's that I want to convert and WMVs.
The statement AVi is not supported by Quicktime is inaccurate. Not only do I play AVI movies all the time with QT, but the Finder will show you previews of AVI movies.Onizuka said:There are tons of tools out there to convert the AVI file, which IS NOT NATIVELY SUPPORTED BY QUICKTIME OR OS X. You can use WMV PRO which allows quicktime/imovie/idvd to use AVI files. WMV PLAYER, DropDV for conversion, EXPORTtoQT of rthe same, and a ton of other tools to convert it.
It's called Google. Use it. Read it. Love it.
the menus and crap aren't the time killer (so long as you keep it simple - if you're talking about one clip, they won't be the long part of encoding at all). it's been said about 6 times in this thread - encoding to mpeg2 takes *time* - lots of time, and there's no way around that.blueflame said:ok, so ive got myself to now convert the avi to .mov using dvx doctor, but the only way i can make a dvd is idvd? god, it really takes like 4 hours. there is nothing else to use to make a .mov into a dvd, i dont need menus and crap that idvd has
That's what I do. I've noticed iDVD in iLife '05 is quicker.~Shard~ said:All the tools and options I can think of have been mentioned here already, so let me just emphasize the following, as others have:
Patience is a virtue.
I usually do my encoding overnight, and when I wake up in the morning, everything's taken care of - piece of cake!