What is the best video converter for AppleTV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by StevenSorvats, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. StevenSorvats macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for a simple easy to use video converter to convert VOB AVI etc... files to be compatible with iTunes and my AppleTV.

    I was recommended "AppleTV video converter for Mac", but was wondering if anyone has a better suggestion.

    Sorry if this has been answered already...

    Many thanks.
     
  2. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    I Would Say VisualHub*Not Free* but After Using HandBrake *Free* All Of Yesterday And Today I'm Going To Say HandBrake 0.9.1 The New One Keeps Crashing For Me.

    I Have Noticed That HandBrake Wouldn't Encode My Avi's That I Had Downloaded From The Internet.

    Northy124
     
  3. lightsout macrumors member

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    I'd go with Handbrake. I use 0.9.2 and it works fine for me at least, and it is quicker than 0.9.1 which is nice.
     
  4. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    You Find 0.9.2 Quicker Than 0.9.1 I Don't What Spec's Do You Have, I have MacBook C2D 2.16 GHz, 1GB Ram.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Keep in mind that VisualHub is pretty much anything to any other format while Handbrake is DVD to MPEG-4/h.264.

    I don't understand what the confusion is when they're two entirely different programs for different situations. I think VisualHub is well worth the money.
     
  6. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    It has never claimed to be an AVI-converter... only DVD/some other MPEG2 sources.

    As for .9.2 crashing, I haven't really had too many problems with it... are you using 10.4, or trying to encode to xvid (which is broken)?
     
  7. lightsout macrumors member

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    iMac C2D 2.16GHz - this is using the AppleTV preset. I used to get around 20FPS, now around 30FPS.
     
  8. ingenious macrumors 65832

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    Handbrake's not meant for that. It's meant for converting DVD and DVD-like files (as the "About HandBrake" section says).
     
  9. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    I Normally Do .Vob's And Didn't Know It Didn't Do Avi's. No Worries As I Have VisualHub But Just Slightly Slow After The First Time I Used It Depresses Me:(

    OP Get Both One's Free And One's $30 So It's A Win Win:D
     
  10. sxuue macrumors newbie

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  11. CKtoph macrumors 6502

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    ^ Exactly :eek:
     

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