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new2mac
9th May 2009, 09:45 PM
What can i use to convert .avi to a more Mac friendly format? Say .mov or anything else that'll play nice with Keynote, iMovie or Boinx TV.

Any suggestions?

ClockWork
9th May 2009, 09:47 PM
You can open AVIs in QuickTime, and Save them as MOVs... as well as many other formats.

lazychef
9th May 2009, 09:49 PM
Check out handbrake, pretty sure it does what you are asking. May need to check some tutorials how to use it and what have you but it does the job afaik.

Exocet
9th May 2009, 09:49 PM
Download and install Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime components (http://www.perian.org/) - this will give Quicktime (and subsequently iTunes, Front Row etc - everything which draws on it) the ability to play most codecs.

banjo
9th May 2009, 10:34 PM
Download and install Perian - The swiss-army knife of QuickTime components (http://www.perian.org/) - this will give Quicktime (and subsequently iTunes, Front Row etc - everything which draws on it) the ability to play most codecs.

Not only that, but if you want to add your *.avi to iTunes without creating a *.mov container file, you can use the following terminal command in the folder with your movie files (Note: must have developer tools installed, or extracted from the dev package, or downloaded some other way):


SetFile -t “MooV” -c “TVOD” *.avi

andytlr
9th May 2009, 10:56 PM
The old way was VisualHub. Apparently the new was is VideoMonkey (http://videomonkey.org/Video_Monkey/About.html). I haven't tried VideoMonkey out yet because I've still got a VisualHub license and it still works. But VideoMonkey is essentially the same thing. When the developer of VisualHub stopped developing it, he made it open source. Someone's come along and made VideoMonkey out of it.

This is a must have tool. You just drag your video in, choose the desired format and hit convert. Works perfectly without needing to go into detailed settings.

gikku
10th May 2009, 04:34 PM
iSquint

andytlr
10th May 2009, 04:51 PM
iSquint

iSquint was just a crippled, yet free, version of VisualHub. Neither are available anymore and the source code has been turned into VideoMonkey.

new2mac
11th May 2009, 07:44 PM
Thanks for the replies!

I've downloaded Video Monkey (it's v0.2)
Looks like it'll do the trick.