1. Rubberscoob's Avatar
    Hi

    Can anyone suggest any tips or programs for this ?
    I have tried avidemux 2.5.4 but no luck yet. i got picture and audio but frame rate was all out.

    Thanks for any help
    Last edited by Rubberscoob; 01-22-2011 at 06:09 AM.
    01-22-2011 06:02 AM
  2. JasonG's Avatar
    pc or mac?

    handbrake works well for mac, think they might have a program for pc as well. other than that im not sure for pc.

    http://forum.tipb.com/iphone-ipad-wa...se-iphone.html

    read through that and you might find one. thats how i found handbrake, but i stopped reading once i found handbrake
    01-22-2011 07:04 AM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    Handbrake works best on a Mac, but it does work on a PC, too. The problem with the PC version is that is doesn't handle DRM stuff on the PC version.
    01-22-2011 08:30 AM
  4. Mark511's Avatar
    I asked the same question about a month ago and someone recommended this: Apple TV Video Converter - Video/Movie to Apple TV Converter (Apple TV Video Converter) I haven't had the opportunity to try it yet. Let us know how it works.
    01-22-2011 07:45 PM
  5. masimo72's Avatar
    Free DVD soft is ideal
    01-22-2011 08:03 PM
  6. shinbone's Avatar
    Handbrake works best on a Mac, but it does work on a PC, too. The problem with the PC version is that is doesn't handle DRM stuff on the PC version.
    Is that basically the only difference on the PC version? What I'm interested in doing is converting .3gp video files to play on my ATV and also my iPhone4 (neither ATV or iPhone can play .3gp videos correct?...). Will Handbrake be able to do this on my Windows 7 PC ??
    01-24-2011 05:42 PM
  7. dorthensensens's Avatar
    Yes handbreak can do this on Win7. Or if you get as annoyed as i do with having to convert all of your media, you can jailbreak the Apple tv and install xbmc and it'll play lots of different filetypes and codecs.
    01-28-2011 11:28 AM
  8. shinbone's Avatar
    Yes handbreak can do this on Win7. Or if you get as annoyed as i do with having to convert all of your media, you can jailbreak the Apple tv and install xbmc and it'll play lots of different filetypes and codecs.
    . . . sounds a bit beyond my level of expertise
    01-29-2011 11:06 AM
  9. nehill007's Avatar
    check out The Little App Factory
    program name Ripit
    01-31-2011 03:56 PM
  10. Three5zero's Avatar
    Handbrake is dope!
    RussK likes this.
    02-02-2011 10:07 PM
  11. andrewsmith's Avatar
    Handbrake kills the quality in my opinion. Anyone wanna share their handbrake settings to get good picture when converting from AVI to MP4 or MOV?
    02-02-2011 10:08 PM
  12. 9thWonder's Avatar
    if something below is flat wrong just say so. i'm no expert.

    handbrake gets my vote for layout and ease of use but they did remove some features i liked so it's not as versatile.

    But I also use the following for certain jobs when Handbrake won't cut it with great results:
    MediaCoder
    Xilisoft HD video Converter 6

    Xvid4PSP is rarely mentioned but will convert damn near anything. I almost never use it but never delete it. But it was one of the only things i knew of that could convert a 1080i ts file to something my xbox 360 could play.

    as for handbrake killing the quality i haven't seen that. I think you may have to manually adjust the bitrate of a file to make sure it's not shrinking the quality too much to degrade it. Plus it helps to have a great source. my suggestion is find a small clip, like 15. Or cut one down to 15 seconds and do some trial and error encodes. at only 15 seconds it won't take too long to encode each time. I don't have an iphone 4 yet or appletv so i can't give you specific bitrates. But i have some nice looking Bluray disc rips at 3000kbps. they look great on 50 inches. Now the problem is according to this Apple - Apple TV - View all technical specifications for Apple TV. i think appletv only plays up to 2500kbps. "MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps". Correct me if i'm wrong. i'm no expert. is that the proper conversion? regardless the quote is from apple so i trust even if my conversion is wrong they are correct in what it can play. But so for me i'd start right just below 2500 and work my way back till i start to get unacceptable. i'm to tired to look up iphone stuff and since i'm stuck on sprint for a few more months it will only depress me.

    Some other tools i used alot when i was converting files. Note these are Windows tools. I've no idea what works for Macs:
    Yamb muxing and demuxing mp4 files. may work with avis too but i don't remember.
    LameXP for converting audio
    Nandub trims avis (make sure you set audio and video streams to direct copy)
    XenonMKV MKV to Mp4 converter, works w/o reencoding
    mediainfo used to check what a file consists of, example, bitrate, how many tracks, subtitles, works great if you can't figure out if a file is has a wrong extension or you forgot to ad an audio track or something. MediaInfo
    Avidemux 2.5 I think i use this to cut trim mkv's w/o reencoding. but honestly i don't remember for sure.
    mp3gain for changing the volume of mp3. only use really for music not really audio i'd put in video.

    PS i have no clue about DRM issues on these. I have no media that has DRM so i've never had to deal with that..

    Oh and as a side note i now convert everything only to MP4 h246 for compatibility reasons. I have some avis, and 1080p mkvs, but personally i convert to mp4 just for consistency and lots of stuff plays. h246 codecs.

    Edit: i also came across this
    The Complete Guide to iPod, Apple TV and iPhone Video Formats | iLounge Article
    Last edited by 9thWonder; 02-16-2011 at 06:29 AM.
    02-16-2011 06:02 AM
  13. Mella's Avatar
    Handbrake kills the quality in my opinion. Anyone wanna share their handbrake settings to get good picture when converting from AVI to MP4 or MOV?
    Well, this article might can do some help for you:
    Handbrake Presets for iPhone 4 and iPad
    02-20-2011 09:56 PM
  14. andrewsmith's Avatar
    Well, this article might can do some help for you:
    Handbrake Presets for iPhone 4 and iPad
    That would be good but I'm trying to get them in good quality to stream to my 47" 1080p tv or my 32" 720p tv. I don't quite think i4 or iPad presets would quite make the cut. haha
    03-03-2011 06:55 PM
  15. tombubi's Avatar
    Handbrake plus one
    06-27-2011 04:34 AM
  16. iV1SHAL's Avatar
    Handbrake FTW
    06-27-2011 08:15 AM
  17. Shack70's Avatar
    Another vote for Handbrake here!
    06-27-2011 05:24 PM
  18. virtuousbaby's Avatar
    Hi

    Can anyone suggest any tips or programs for this ?
    I have tried avidemux 2.5.4 but no luck yet. i got picture and audio but frame rate was all out.

    Thanks for any help
    Just google search Step by Step Guide on How to Convert and Stream AVI to Apple TV to Play AVI Files on Apple TV? you will find a step by step guide on How to Convert and Stream AVI to Apple TV to Play AVI Files on Apple TV?

    in fact, it also applies to convert mp4 for play on apple tv

    hope it helps more or less
    12-06-2011 03:49 AM
  19. Tanbam's Avatar
    Or just jailbreak it and install XBMC. Then it'll play almost anything, without conversion.
    02-17-2012 12:00 AM
  20. fubaracing7374's Avatar
    pc or mac?

    handbrake works well for mac, think they might have a program for pc as well. other than that im not sure for pc.

    http://forum.tipb.com/iphone-ipad-wa...se-iphone.html

    read through that and you might find one. thats how i found handbrake, but i stopped reading once i found handbrake
    Handbrake works great for me.


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    02-17-2012 12:32 AM
  21. bschroed37's Avatar
    Or just jailbreak it and install XBMC. Then it'll play almost anything, without conversion.
    Far and away the best option!!
    02-28-2012 09:17 AM
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