Video Converter

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bnmueller, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. bnmueller macrumors newbie

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    I am hoping to get a suggestion or two on a good program to convert video files. I have visual hub but no way to register it :(. My biggest concern is the conversion from .avi to mp4 and m4v for my ipod, iphone, and Apple TV. I also use mac the ripper so I was hoping to find something else that can handle .vob files and have the option to stitch them together like you can in visual hub. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    This question comes up quite a bit.

    Visual Hub is worth the money. (If not, pirate it, as you're using mac the ripper anyway :p )
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Except you can't buy it or register it anymore, as support has stopped. That's all he's saying.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I thought you couldn't buy VH any more, because the developer shut down.

    EDIT: Dammit Tallest, always 30 sec ahead.
     
  5. bnmueller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You can't. I already have a pirated version of VH but you cant register it so its useless. That is unless anyone knows a fix for it.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    See my post above.
     
  7. bnmueller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I stitch the files together with MPEGStreamClip. That and I tried to use it and it says I need an mpeg-2 plugin that I have to buy from apple. :mad:
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not sure if you can stitch files together, but something tells me you can ...

    Yeah, unfortunately, to work with MPEG2, you need the plugin - which is why VH cost money (at least part of it.)
     
  9. bnmueller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    what's everyones opinion on ffmpegx, also what are the desired settings for apple tv?
     
  10. bigandy macrumors G3

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    ffmpegX is alright, but I prefer Handbrake (www.handbrake.fr).

    It has builtin presets for AppleTV and other devices ;)


    It's quick too.
     
  11. darkmeton macrumors member

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    "Handbrake" is the best out there. It has by far the best image quality in the converted item. Beats iSquint and ffmpegx. Install Perian as well to have all the codecs and you are ready to go.
     
  12. bnmueller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just started using handbrake, its a winner! This has been driving me crazy for a few days, thank you all for your input.
     
  13. technotask macrumors newbie

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    Use handbrake..... the best quality nd good UI.....
     
  14. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Another vote for HandBrake... Probably one of the best pieces of free software you will find for OS X.
     

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