Video converter for Mac OS X

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  1. titaniummd macrumors member

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    I am looking to see if it is possible to convert video formats on the Mac to put onto the Ipod.

    I did a google search and found iSkysoft Video Converter. Is this program any good?

    http://tiny.cc/9DjQ9
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    I'm not 100% sure, but I think Toast 10 has that facility. :confused:
     
  3. superwoman macrumors regular

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    Try iSquint.

    For more general purpose video conversion, you can also try MPEG Streamclip and ffmpegX.
     
  4. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    Ripping from DVD's to make video files for iPod/iPhone/AppleTV/other presets, you need Handbrake. Awesome app.
     
  5. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    I use iSquint and VisualHub, both great apps.
     
  6. BrownPlopz macrumors regular

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    When ripping a DVD for my iPod, I use Handbrake, which is still around, and for converting vids from places like YouTube, I use VisualHub, which unfortunately is no longer available (legally, that is), however, another group appears to be working on its predecessor, although I have little to no knowledge about it :)
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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    I use VisualHub for everything.

    I like the "drag n' drop" interface. I might have a whole load of TV shows that I want to encode with the same setting, and with VisualHub it is just as easy as one (drag then drop) two (select settings) three (press start).

    HandBrake - to do that it isn't as quick to drag n drop.

    I find I get better quality in VisualHub (HandBrake makes the H.264 encodes come out grainy sometimes) and the audio is always in sync.
     
  8. colonels1020 macrumors regular

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    You can just use Quicktime Pro with the Perian plugin to convert video files for the iPod.
     
  9. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    I use HandBrake. Awesome video converting app for OS X. Pretty much converts anything to the format you need.
     
  10. titaniummd thread starter macrumors member

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  11. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    MPEG Streamclip is good.

    What's wrong with HandBrake though?
     
  12. titaniummd thread starter macrumors member

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    Nothing. I am still trying to figure out how to operate HB.
     

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