What is the best avi to mp4 converter?

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    What is the best easiest avi to mp4 converter? Money is no object so don't limit to free apps.
     
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    Can I dump like 12 avi's, tag em, and leave
    it to convert?
     
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    apple tv2 > xbmc....

    converting takes to long.. and is bulky
     
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    I don't want free apps.
     
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    Handbrake is one of the best ... try Google
     
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    Why? Handbrake is better and easier than a lot of apps I've purchased
     
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    You could try Compressor within Final Cut Studio for $999. It's probably no better than Handbrake but is reassuringly expensive :)
     
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    If you are after the best video and audio quality HANDBRAKE is #1. Forget the rest.
     
  11. Sparky9292 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do like RoadMovie. Unlike Handbrake, it tags movies,shows. It's tagging is not as extensive as Video Monkey's though. RoadMovie simply tries to scrape the file name and guess the season/title from that.

    Video Monkey actually pulls from imdb/movie databases and fills a ton more information that shows up in Apple TV like the poster and the description.

    Seems that RoadMovie is the best all in one AVI to MP4 converter...
     
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    iFlicks is what you want, if you want to pay for software.
     
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    Best avi to mp4 converter

    I agree handbrake is really cool. I really like it. It takes some time but it's easy.
     
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    Perhaps it's a better tagger than Handbrake, but I doubt it's a better converter.
     
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    Agreed 100% - it may be 2 steps but it's an excellent solution.
     
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    +1 works like a charm.

    Identify is payware and you can send money to the Handbrake folks, and I doubt if you will find any other programs that will do a better job of encoding and tagging for under $500
     
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    Agreed. lol

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    That's not the fault of the software. Encoding is an intensive activity, period. It will take time no matter what software you use, unless you have a very meaty machine.
     
  20. Busta999 macrumors newbie

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    iFlicks which uses QuickTime under the covers, but does the meta tagging and file naming, oh and moves the converted file to a rule based location, and trashes the source file while adding it to iTunes. So all in all it does most things really well. It supports the Elgato TurboHD dongle, I have had a lot of really bad results so no longer use the Elgato.

    If you intend to rip DVDs as well get IVI from the App Store and upgrade it to rip DVDs. IVI is good but has some annoying traits, it tags everything over 480 as HD and insists on sticking periods all over the place in file names.

    Apart from those issues it has ripped thousands of DVDs for me.
     
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    I'm about to try iVi. This converts and tags like the others listed. It looks good and simple to use, and costs a little.

    http://www.southpolesoftware.com/iVI/iVI.php
     
  22. Paroxysm macrumors newbie

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    iVI

    I would highly recommend iVI. I purchased it on the Mac App Store, and I'm really pleased with it. The only downside to it is it's slow-as-molasses compared to some other options. Examples:

    45 minute / 700 MB TV show - 22-25 minutes.
    Average movie SD quality (480/576p)- 45 -60 minutes
    Average movie HD quality (720/1080p) - 120-140 minutes

    I'll queue up a couple of seasons of a TV show to add to the NAS, and it'll complete overnight + my scheduled work shift. Great at guessing which episode/movie/show it is, gets artwork and metadata for iTunes as well. Great software!
     
  23. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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    Downloaded trial looks good. How is it slow? Compared to what? I noticed in the "about" box it's actually built using Handbrake amongst others.
     
  24. dynaflash macrumors 68020

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    Lol. Okay iVI uses HandBrake CLI (the command line version of Handbrake) for its h.264 encoding.

    To see right click on the iVI app icon and choose "Show Package Contents" then Contents > Resources > HandBrakeCLI.
     

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