Help converting video files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Bulldog VII, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Bulldog VII macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

    Jul 10, 2007
    Hi all

    I had visualhub, but this has now disappeared off the net. I want to change .flv movies so I can play them on my ipod

    Anyone have any ideas how I can do this

  2. i.shaun macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2008
    you should always keep copies of your DMG or downloaded app files for this reason.

    They have discontinued Visual Hub. I hope this doesn't stop working since I payed money for it.

    You'll need to find someone who has a copy of it (if you have a license) or iSquint.

    I deleted my iSquint, as I have Visual Hub (which has more functions.)
  3. hughvane macrumors 6502


    Aug 25, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    I'm not familiar with the iPod and what formats it plays, but to convert .flv I use Quicktime (Pro). Just drag the .flv into Quicktime and it should open, then Save As.

    Check this link too:
  4. i.shaun macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2008
    Quicktime Pro requires a license, but it is very useful for that, saving audio, and even trimming video.

    As for the ipod, it usually has a version of the H.264 codec for .mv4 videos. Quicktime will convert it to ipod i believe, but depending on what ipod you have, it may not play.

    Solution: Right click the file in iTunes, and convert it for ipod. It will convert it specifically for ipod. This solution works for me when I have an iTunes movie which fails to go to the ipod.
  5. ZballZ macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2006
    use this conversion tool:


    it is freeware. Google it. Make sure it has the "X" at the end, FFMPEG is for windows.

    it converts pretty much anything.

    It is fast and good quality.

    It do a lot of video-editing, and sometimes I just dont bother with COMPRESSOR (Final Cut video-converting-tool) and use FFMPEGX.

    Only thing is - you have MANY OPTIONS, which is great, but also means that it is not idiot proof.

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