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

    Feb 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?

    • Feb 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
    • Feb 13 2010 | 11:12 am
      I would use mpegstreamclip ( http://www.squared5.com/ ) for that.
    • Feb 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 ?
    • Feb 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. Ad.
    • Mar 05 2013 | 8:09 am
      i would like to use Appgeeker video converter.
      It is hardly suitable for someone just starting.
    • Mar 05 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
    • Mar 05 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.
    • Mar 05 2013 | 12:19 pm
      mpegstreamclip adobe media encoder quicktime pro
    • Mar 07 2013 | 1:48 am
      @Barry Farrimond
      Yes, and by "free" i see you mean "not free".
    • Apr 06 2013 | 10:52 pm
      @crub lets say "used to be free".
    • Sep 04 2013 | 11:37 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