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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?
     
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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.
     
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    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.
     
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    doh123 Without ME its just AWESO

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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.
     
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    Thanks for the advice guys. I'll try handbrake.
     
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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.
     
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    Handbrake did the trick. It works fine but I've certainly seen faster convertors. Oh well...
     
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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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    Converting files is CPU intensive. That's a given. It's pure number crunching.
     
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    I've done the conversions quite a few times using QuickTime Pro. It's not free though. I think it was faster than Handbrake, and that's why I decided to use it. I mostly use it to convert .mkv to .avi for streaming to the xBox.

    Also, I haven't really looked into this, but you might want to actually decrease the quality of the video to match the screen of the iPad. Not to knock it or anything (i have one and love it) but the screen resolution may be less than the resolution of the video. You could save some HD space and maybe time.
     
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    I'm happy it is CPU intensive. Even when doing dual pass encodes (dual pass helps get the most out of variable bit rate compression), I'm able to see the results in 7 minutes on my 8 Core Mac Pro.
     
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    I'm assuming CUDA support or the like is only available in Windows7? This was awesome on my M11x with a ULV CPU but the 335m crushed video encoding.. not as good as a quad I assume but still nice =)
     
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    So why did they stop making a Quicktime 'Pro' after Quicktime 7??

    Im using Quicktime 10 at the moment, and if I want to be able to convert videos I need to drop down to Quicktime 7?
     
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    Maybe Handbrake isn't coded for SSE.
     
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