Program to Convert avi

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  1. pchaney301 macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for a program to convert avi files to another format so I can watch them on my xbox's dvd player. My Xbox won't read the avi format for some reason.

    So, what do you guys suggest?
     
  2. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    or Handbrake 0.9.3

    It even has a preset for the xbox console.
     
  3. pchaney301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am trying MPEG screenclip, so hopefully it will work great. I just want to be able to convert it, so I can put it on a DVD to watch on my xbox's DVD player. I put the avi formatted DVD in a average DVD player, and the disc worked great.
     
  4. pchaney301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    for some reason, the convert started up really fast and then it really slowed down towards the end. It is converting about a 800mb avi file, so do you think thats the reason its so slow?

    Will this solve my DVD player problems on my Xbox360? I just want to be able to burn this onto a DVD and then be able to watch it on my Xbox.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  5. pchaney301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For some reason after I converted the avi file into the Mp4, it won't even play on my computer anymore. Whats the deal!
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    That's not right. Try converting it again.
     
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    Depends on computer and conversion program but Handbrake usually encodes at about 30-70fps depending on computer. My Air or older MB vs. new MBP for instance.
     
  9. pchaney301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Same story with attemp #2. The mp4 was created, but when I try to play it, nothing plays. Black screen.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe you are trying to encode with a codec you do not have installed ... :confused: Don't know why MPEG SC would do that but, install Perian.
     
  11. kolax macrumors G3

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    Use HandBrake and select the Apple Universal preset.
     
  12. macrem macrumors 65816

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    You could also use VLC* (File > Streaming/Exporting Wizard... > Transcode/Save to file) & iSquint comes to mind but not sure.

    *on a side note, between QuickTime & VLC I'm good for video playback...no need for flip4mac, et al.
     
  13. pchaney301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I actually already have VLC, I just tried to Export it to MPEG and the program shut down. I don't know why I am having the worst time doing this. I promise I am not the dumbest member on here! I hope not at least!
     
  14. kolax macrumors G3

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    Did you take my advice? No? Didn't think so..
     
  15. pchaney301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was actually in the process of taking your advice. I was just using what I already had to see if it would work. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  16. pchaney301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I go about converting it to another format on Handbrake?
     
  17. kolax macrumors G3

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    Open the file in the HandBrake file browser, click on the Apple Universal preset and click go ;)
     
  18. pchaney301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice. I'm giving it a run right now. I'll let you know the results.
     

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