what is the best software to convert videos for Iphone/ipad?

ac921ol

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What is the best conversion software for videos. I have videos in all types of formats cause I use VLC for my HTPC, but I have no idea what software to use to convert them so that I am able to watch them on my apple devices while traveling.

Thanks
 

stridemat

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What is the best conversion software for videos. I have videos in all types of formats cause I use VLC for my HTPC, but I have no idea what software to use to convert them so that I am able to watch them on my apple devices while traveling.

Thanks
Handbrake is good, however I use an all in one programme called iFlicks which adds metadata to the files too.
 

darricksailo

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VLC is entirely software based decoding, which will just murder battery life

Hardware decoding is much easier on the battery, so native formats will be better
 

bkends35

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I use smart converter pro. It works perfect and plops it into your iTunes library. Fairly quick and very simple to use.
 

mpantone

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If you are happy with VLC for other uses, most likely you will happy with Handbrake in terms of resulting video quality.

VLC is a requirement for Handbrake as the latter uses the former for transcoding.
 
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