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

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  1. ac921ol macrumors regular

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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.

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  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Handbrake is good, however I use an all in one programme called iFlicks which adds metadata to the files too.
     
  3. ac921ol thread starter macrumors regular

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    Trying Handbrake as we speak

    I will see how Hankbrake works right now, and if it doesnt seem good enough, I will try iFlicks.

    Thanks guys.
     
  4. 92P92 macrumors member

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    VLC also exists for Apple devices so there's no need to convert
     
  5. darricksailo macrumors 601

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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
     
  6. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I also recommend handbrake. Works perfectly for me.
     
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  10. stridemat Moderator

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    How you finding iFlicks 2? Or are you on the original?
     
  11. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    Still on original, not gonna buy iFlicks 2 until it's absolutely necessary.
     
  12. mpantone macrumors 6502

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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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