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MP4 Encoders?
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
8973 posts

I have some avi files that I want to see if I can get working on my AppleTV. Can anyone recommend some software that is free and will do the job?
05:49pm 29/04/12 Permalink
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crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3014 posts
the best by far
http://www.formatoz.com/
05:57pm 29/04/12 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
19811 posts
06:13pm 29/04/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
8974 posts
Thanks morton, I tried it and that worked great.

But I can't get the file to show up in the menu on my Apple TV. Anyone know how to do that?
06:22pm 29/04/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
8975 posts
Oh I figured it out. Add file to library.

Brilliant!

I have heard of handbrake, thanks Whoop.
06:27pm 29/04/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
8976 posts
Ah Handbrake is much better. You can set the processing priority and so forth.
06:46pm 29/04/12 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10195 posts
another vote for handbrake
07:04pm 29/04/12 Permalink
IncrEdible_vEgetable
Brisbane, Queensland
2042 posts
Does handbrake and/or formatoz work in reverse i.e. mp4 to avi?
07:16pm 29/04/12 Permalink
TicMan
Melbourne, Victoria
7930 posts
Handbrake is the bomb.
07:24pm 29/04/12 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3017 posts
ff does
07:51pm 29/04/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
36109 posts
I don't know if it's still the case as the ffpmeg hall of shame is offline at the moment, but it looks like Format Factory violates/violated the GPL license at some point - as many of these "free" video encoders are wont to do.

What happens is people get ffmpeg and the various other free encoding tools that people work their asses off on, wrap a basic GUI around it to do common tasks, then put ads all over it and make money off their hard work, while not complying with the terms of the ffmpeg licensing. Often this is just ignorance and/or laziness rather than outright malice, but it's still lame and people should be aware of problems with their software!

So you should use Handbrake. Also Handbrake is probably better anyway.
09:30am 01/05/12 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
6806 posts
Handbrake needs to support watch folders.
09:37am 01/05/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
8984 posts
Format Factory installed the Ask toolbar and made it my homepage without asking me. Son of a b****.
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