What Mac software to use for ripping/converting/compressing optimized video?

Feb 13, 2010 at 9:14am

What Mac software to use for ripping/converting/compressing optimized video?

I’ve seen a number of quotes like the following:
“Make sure to compress your videos using a realtime-friendly codec like Photo-Jpeg, Apple Intermediate, or Apple ProRes 422.”

but I’m unsure what software to use. I want to either rip DVDs or convert avi files to a format optimized for Jitter. Also what software is best for cropping the videos and removing audio tracks?

#48470
Feb 13, 2010 at 9:20am

The videos will be used for projections during a DJ gig so I’m not looking for HD quality video. I want to process some decent looking, small file size film clips with Jitter while i mix audio using Ableton without crippling my laptop.

Macbook
2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
2GB DDR2 SDRAM

#174298
Feb 13, 2010 at 11:12am

I would use mpegstreamclip ( http://www.squared5.com/ ) for that.

#174299
Feb 13, 2010 at 8:28pm

wonderful ! have been looking for such a thing for a long time ! is the latest beta stable ? or should we rather use the latest stable version ?

#174300
Feb 14, 2010 at 11:09am

There’s even more powerful if you want to make some converts automations.
http://ffmpeg.org/index.html
It’s the source from mgepstreamclip, you can script it from shell object.
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#174301
Mar 5, 2013 at 8:09am

i would like to use Appgeeker video converter.

http://www.ilikemall.com/how-to/convert-flv-to-mov-mac.html

It is hardly suitable for someone just starting.

#174302
Mar 5, 2013 at 9:21am

I second MPEG Streamclip; I don’t know about the beta, but the stable version is rock solid – I use it daily.
Also, fwiw, the disc burning software Toast also does basic format conversions and it handles some formats that even MPEG Streamclip wont,
Cheers
Roger

#174303
Mar 5, 2013 at 9:55am

Mediahuman Video Converter – its free, easy to use. While we’re at it Mediahuman also make an Audio Converter which I use all the time, again free and easy to use. Mac & PC.

#174304
Mar 5, 2013 at 12:19pm

mpegstreamclip
adobe media encoder
quicktime pro

#174305
Mar 7, 2013 at 1:48am

@Barry Farrimond

Yes, and by “free” i see you mean “not free”.

#174306
Apr 6, 2013 at 10:52pm

@crub
lets say “used to be free”.

#174307
Sep 4, 2013 at 4:37am

Freeware: FFmepg,Handbrake and Freemake are all good selection, completely free and no other cost. Handbrake has both windows and Mac version. all great for converting avi to mp4 and other foramts, and rip dvds for all users. have a try. and some rechargeable software such as iVideotool Video converter may much better for converting and compress videos

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