Video conversion help!

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  1. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

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    Alright I have this .avi file that can't play in Quicktime. It says the file is DivX video and I need a codec. But I want to put it on iTunes which does not accept .avi much less DivX video. So how do I convert? I already tried QTAmateur to no avail. I can watch it in VLC, but I do not know how to export it using VLC. Any tips on the settings?
     
  2. acxz macrumors regular

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    There's no need to convert the file :)

    Install Perian
    Open the movie in QuickTime
    Go to File > Save As and choose 'Self-Referenced Movie' (it'll only be a few megabytes)
    Add the new .mov file to iTunes and the whole movie will be playable
     
  3. SnowLeopard2008 thread starter macrumors 604

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    thanks. Im encoding it right now. QTAmateur made the sound blurry, and the picture was just entirely white. thanks!
     
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    If you intend to watch it on an iPod, it will need to be converted. I recommend iSquint / VisualHub.
     
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  6. SnowLeopard2008 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Argh. Perian did the same thing QTAmateru did. White screen, and not even sound. Now I'm trying VLC again and Quicktime with iPhone (M4v) encoding.
     

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