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How to transfer avi (divx) files to Ipad?

Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by Phil, Jul 5, 2010.

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  1. Phil

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    I was trying to transfer a divx file to iTunes but it did not seem to work. I just dragged the file onto iTunes, nothing seemed to happen.

    I'm running iTunes 9 on Windows 7 x64.

    Any tips?
     
  2. ifti

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    You need to convert the Divx AVI into the correct format for iTunes - I believe is MP4 or MOV.
    Once its converted, you should be able to put it into iTunes, then sync it across to your ipad.

    You'll find plenty of free video convertors on the web to do the conversion for you (I think RipIt does the job), although you'll need to pay a small amount for the better ones.
     
  3. mindinversion

    mindinversion Notebook Evangelist

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    Handbrake works very well for conversions, has premade settings for most apple applications and is fairly simple to use. Also free.

    HandBrake
     
  4. H.A.L. 9000

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    You got my vote for Handbrake. It has video conversion presets for most Apple hardware built in, and will convert most any video file. MKV's included.
     
  5. doh123

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    I've used Handbrake for many many videos... easy to convert and put in iTunes. Even if it wasn't free it would still be awesome.
     
  6. Phil

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    Thanks for the advice guys. I'll try handbrake.
     
  7. snork

    snork Notebook Evangelist

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    +1 for handbrake. I'd also advise doing the conversion on the fastest computer you got in the house...be it Mac or PC:) It can take hrs to convert some HD movies at the better quality settings.
     
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    I use Handbrake and MPEGStreamClip for video conversion work. There are some things that are a little more convenient in the latter program. I use iMovie for minor video editing. Works great for getting videos to the iPad.
     
  9. Phil

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    Handbrake did the trick. It works fine but I've certainly seen faster convertors. Oh well...
     
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    chris2k5 Notebook Consultant

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    I also say Handbrake. I just wish it wasn't so CPU intensive! It makes the CPU HOT.
     
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