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How to convert AVI to MP4 for iPod?

Postby GigawareNerd on Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:28 am

I'm a bit of a noob to all these video/audio codecs, and containers and stuff. I'm not sure how all of that works. I do know however though, know that iPods can only play back MP4 video codec or whatever, I've got some AVI video files i wish to watch on my iPod, so i'd need to convert them to MP4. I'm not sure if MP4 is like a container or a video codec or whatever. If you need codec specs I'm pretty sure the video codecs of these files are Xvid and not sure about the audio i'm guess its mp3 and the container is AVI i think. I'm not sure too be honest.

So my question is how would i convert these? I was thinking of Avidemux and changing the audio/video stuff on the left side of the window, but i'm not really sure what i'm doing with that. Could i maybe use mencoder? I really haven't a clue. Please help :oops:
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Re: How to convert AVI to MP4 for iPod?

Postby Elisa on Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:47 am

One user from other forums says:
"..Handbrake is a 2 click deal to convert to mp4. Doesn't get much easier. plus there's presets to fine tune things. (psp mode, etc. )
I need to convert .avi to mp4 for iPod viewing. I haven't been able I do that in HandBrake."

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Re: How to convert AVI to MP4 for iPod?

Postby GigawareNerd on Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:28 pm

Thank you, I'll try HandBrake.
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Re: How to convert AVI to MP4 for iPod?

Postby thx1138 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:51 pm

Try Arista. It's much more user friendly and it's in the repos.
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Re: How to convert AVI to MP4 for iPod?

Postby JonM33 on Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:41 am

There's also Avidemux, which is in the repos as well.
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Re: How to convert AVI to MP4 for iPod?

Postby hemimaniac on Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:58 pm

xiaoa wrote:fist, about ipod video or audio formats , you can read this article.
http://www.aneesoft.com/tutorials/ipod/ ... _supported
second, ipod always can support m4v, .mp4, and .mov . so you should convert AVI to these format.
here, i show a free AVI to Mp4 converter for you, you can have a try!


before posting, please do SOME research!

those are native windows apps and will not run in linux.

for the OP you can try any of these;

VLC
DEVEDE
Avidemux-gtk
Handbrake
ffmpeg
artista
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Re: How to convert AVI to MP4 for iPod?

Postby JonM33 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:23 pm

hemimaniac wrote:before posting, please do SOME research!

those are native windows apps and will not run in linux.

for the OP you can try any of these;

VLC
DEVEDE
Avidemux-gtk
Handbrake
ffmpeg
artista
fshot


AFAIK, Handbrake isn't supported in the current version of Gnome.
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Re: How to convert AVI to MP4 for iPod?

Postby inktitan on Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:15 pm

Sorry to butt in. Is there a program where I can choose file.avi and click convert to file.3gp or file.mp4? I have tried Arista winff and Avidemux and none of them make quick sense to me. They seem to want me to choose a device to convert to and Winff only has Zune for a device. None have Blackberry. All I want is something simple like youtube downloader. Or if you could show me a link to how to use the above. man ffmpeg was long and didn't provide specific examples as far as I could see. Perhaps I over looked it. Thanks.
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Re: How to convert AVI to MP4 for iPod?

Postby thenewguy on Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:50 pm

The easiest way I've found to do this is to install VLC. Go to the Media menu, select Convert. Then choose which file(s) you want to convert and the new format you want. Then click the Convert button. It's pretty painless.
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Re: How to convert AVI to MP4 for iPod?

Postby inktitan on Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:13 pm

thenewguy wrote:The easiest way I've found to do this is to install VLC. Go to the Media menu, select Convert. Then choose which file(s) you want to convert and the new format you want. Then click the Convert button. It's pretty painless.

Thank you. That was exactly what I was looking for. It doesn't work on my end yet but I will work on that. I think it is just missing some codecs.
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Re: How to convert AVI to MP4 for iPod?

Postby Midnighter on Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:42 pm

Iriverter. it's in the repos.

http://iriverter.thestaticvoid.com/
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Re: How to convert AVI to MP4 for iPod?

Postby julialloyds45 on Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:03 am

AVI to MP4 video converter helps you convert your .avi video format for your iPod device which supports MP4 file format. It allows you to convert your video files to MP4 that can be played in any popular portable device such as MP4, PSP, iPod Touch, Zune, Mobile phone, iPod, PS3, iPhone, Apple TV. It is even efficient enough in converting multiple file at same time, as it support batch conversion functionality.

For More Information:
http://www.video-converters.org/avi-mp4-converter.php
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