VideoDrive vs ReVideolutionary vs iFlicks???

Which do you recommend for bulk AVI to iTunes/AppleTV transcoding?

  • VideoDrive

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • ReVideolutionary

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • iFlicks

    Votes: 1 33.3%

  • Total voters
    3

callagga

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 2, 2007
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Which of these programs do you recommend for converting AVI's to an iTunes/AppleTV format?

(In particular for bulk operations, noting handbrake seems to require each AVI file to be selected one-by-one)
 

otherorange

macrumors newbie
Apr 24, 2007
14
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Handbrake should work fine

I was able to add a bunch of AVI files to Handbrake's Queue and convert them.

Once you choose an AVI file just click on the "Add to Queue" button instead of the "Start" button and you can add more files to convert.

Which of these programs do you recommend for converting AVI's to an iTunes/AppleTV format?

(In particular for bulk operations, noting handbrake seems to require each AVI file to be selected one-by-one)
 

callagga

macrumors member
Original poster
Mar 2, 2007
83
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I was able to add a bunch of AVI files to Handbrake's Queue and convert them. Once you choose an AVI file just click on the "Add to Queue" button instead of the "Start" button and you can add more files to convert.
Yes but however this is still a manually intensive processing for adding a whole heap of smaller size AVIs to be processed, as opposed to being able to say "convert everything in this folder", or "select on whole heap of specific files in one hit and add them to queue", if you know what I mean.
 

hagar

macrumors 6502a
Jan 19, 2008
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For me, VideoDrive wins hands down.

1) Go to the Queue tab in Preferences and click the "create hot folder" button. Choose whatever folder you want as an 'inbox' folder for new videos
2) Select if you want to process new videos immediately or after fixed intervals (I prefer the latter and set the number of minutes to 120)
3) Check "Never ask confirmation to save metadata". Otherwise it will show you a confirmation window blocking the import process.
4) Check "Automatically requeue videos". Otherwise if you are copying/downloading big files, VideoDrive will try to import them but fail as they are not complete yet.

That's it! As soon as you have a new file, VideoDrive will do it's thing and put the file in iTunes. :D