Where can I find a FREE MP4 converter?

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  1. A1SteakSauce macrumors member

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    I'd like to convert some videos to MP4 so I can play them on my iPod Touch. I could only find free trial versions. Any ideas?
     
  2. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a

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    Give MPEG Streamclip a try. Also, Handbrake is free and even easier to use! MPEG Streamclip is a little more flexible, but Handbrake includes many popular presets for conversion.
     
  3. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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  4. Slash1959 macrumors newbie

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    i like Handbrake and easy to use as stated above
     
  5. zevot macrumors member

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    +1
    i have been using it to convert video files for my ipod and iphone :D
     
  6. bored911 macrumors 6502

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    FTW, lightweight but very handy
     
  7. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Another vote for Handbreak, iSquint is no longer being devoloped... ;) :)
     
  8. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    iSquint was free, perfect for converting for your ipod/iphone. Grab it off of a torrent if you can.
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    We... don't tell people to torrent things...

    Even if their source code HAS gone open source...;)
     
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  11. obe1995 macrumors newbie

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    i have a great one, not posotive of the name though, just search it on google
     
  12. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Is this a legit program? The installation process seems very shady? (or at least "un-mac-like") :confused:
     
  13. csa9 macrumors newbie

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    yes, its very much so a legit program... ive used it for over a year and had no issues with it.
     
  14. heavymetal4god macrumors member

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    I found this awesome software that does it all, encodes anything you throw at it, from anywhere, youtube, dailymotion, your desktop. You name it..

    It's called Axara Video Converter.

    Oh thats right you don't have windows.:D

    seriously, its really nice software.
     
  15. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Handbrake is what I use. It's light, and easy to use.
     
  16. A1SteakSauce thread starter macrumors member

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    iSquint has been working great. Thanks for the tip!

    I use Handbrake for putting dvds on my MBP but can it convert videos already on my computer?
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Is anyone hosting a build of the OSS versions of iSquint or Handbrake yet?
     
  18. A1SteakSauce thread starter macrumors member

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    Now it's saying "Oh well, it was fun while it lasted"

    Um huh?
     
  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    iSquint was a free (at the time, closed source) application on which development was suspended. The source was released to the public, but I'm not sure if anyone currently hosts a built version of the open source iSquint code.
     

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