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

February 13, 2010 | 9:14 am

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?


February 13, 2010 | 9:20 am

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


February 13, 2010 | 11:12 am

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


February 13, 2010 | 8:28 pm

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 ?



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February 14, 2010 | 11:09 am

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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March 5, 2013 | 8:09 am

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.


March 5, 2013 | 9:21 am

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


March 5, 2013 | 9:55 am

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.



dtr
March 5, 2013 | 12:19 pm

mpegstreamclip
adobe media encoder
quicktime pro


March 7, 2013 | 1:48 am

@Barry Farrimond

Yes, and by "free" i see you mean "not free".


April 6, 2013 | 10:52 pm

@crub
lets say "used to be free".


September 4, 2013 | 4:37 am

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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