Which FREE video converter should I use with Vista?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jmvideo, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. jmvideo macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Can anyone point me to a FREE video converter that will:

    - Work with Vista

    - Enable batch conversion of small video clips from a point'n'shoot camera (permit drag'n'drop of files into program from Adobe Elements)

    - Use H264 codec

    - Convert to 480 x 320 for my Ipod Touch 2G

    - And it would be nice if the converted files got put into iTunes automatically

    I've tried Videora but it can't accept drag'n'drop files. I've 500 small files and I don't want to have to open these up one by one.

    Others I've stumbled across don't use H264. Using just MPEG4 can result in files that are 2 to 3 times larger than H264. I think H264 is best.

    Also, some programs don't seem to retain the proper Aspect Ratio of 4/3 that the original clips are in. Some stretch the video, and this looks odd.

    Bit of a shopping list, but can anyone come up with a suggestion?

    Regards

    John
     
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  4. jmvideo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Handbrake doesn't seem to do batch processing of files. You also seemed to need to give a name to the output file.

    All in all, a bit tedious.

    Thanks for the suggestion, though.

    Regards

    John
     
  5. dasikes macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know, Handbrake is your best bet if you're not willing to pay.

    Features like you want, all together, will cost you, as far as I know.
     
  6. rushrush macrumors newbie

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    hey buddy

    According to my experience of using ipod for 2 yrs,DAniu. digital media to ipod converter is the best one i'v ever used.
    5x conversion speeds,CD conversion quality,Circumspect after service !
     

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