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12th November 2005, 02:59 PM
How do you convert an avi file to h.264 ?

Some avi files i open freeze quicktime.. I just purchased the dam thing :(

12th November 2005, 03:52 PM
simply said, it sucks.

12th November 2005, 04:05 PM
I presently agree with you but that really doesnt help


soul assasin
12th November 2005, 04:17 PM
The .avi could already be H.264 but it isn't common for movie formats.

H.264 is mainly a streaming codec and XviD is generally used for movies.

Try opening the file in VLC, it's the best media player for OS X.

To answer your original question, FFmpegX will convert it to H.264.

12th November 2005, 04:23 PM
You can try the beta of divx for mac at divx labs <http://labs.divx.com>. If it plays, then you can use the convert to iPod option in exporting.

Be aware that the codec is a *beta*, so if it screws up you machine or quicktime you were using beta software&#33;

12th November 2005, 04:40 PM
Toast 7 allows you to convert certain formats not supported by QuickTime 7.

13th November 2005, 10:06 PM
Im using a PC so most of those apps are OSX but thanks

Ive converted a 700MB to mpeg4 and its only 20mb which seems a bit odd. When i dragged it to itunes it doesnt play and freezes .. Ive tried a few movies :angry: