Help me convert some videos
January 20, 2011 2:13 PM Subscribe
How to convert .avi files to be useable in iTunes/iPhone.
posted by norm to Technology (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So I have some fully legal .avi files that I have on my computer and I would like to be able to put them on my iPhone to use the output-to-TV function. I have been trying to figure out how to convert them to MP4 format, which is how I understand it needs to be, and have been failing unceasingly.
I have tried Videodora, MeGUI, and a couple of other programs and have found the most frustrating thing is the mixture of total technical gobbledegook and complete lack of guidance. What I am looking for is 1) a program that will actually work without too much tweaking of settings; and 2) a guide for using it aimed at someone who knows just slightly more than "nothing". I am not averse to paying for this software if it will meet these two requirements.
And speaking as someone who's now put in a couple of hours trying to figure this out, researching this issue is almost intolerable. All I can find are horrible forum posts, spam magnets, and links to various un-vouchworthy programs that probably installed a ton of spyware on my system while not solving my problem. ADMINISTRATOR HOPE ME.