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

    Mar 22, 2008
    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


    Nov 18, 2007
    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.

  3. lightsout macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2005
    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


    Nov 18, 2007
    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


    Mar 23, 2005
    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

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    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

    Aug 26, 2005
    iMac C2D 2.16GHz - this is using the AppleTV preset. I used to get around 20FPS, now around 30FPS.
  8. ingenious macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2004
    Washington, D.C.
    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


    Nov 18, 2007
    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

    Nov 1, 2007
  11. CKtoph macrumors 6502

    Nov 22, 2007
    ^ Exactly :eek:

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