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01-03-2013, 08:33 AM
I have a couple of DVD (Video TS) files I need to convert to something like AVI or MP4 (HQ). I have downloaded a couple of converters but they either have a massive logo in the middle of the screen or only do half the job. Can someone please recommend a good FREE converter that will convert to HIGH QUALITY AVI or MP4, DivX, together with MERGEING the video TS files and won't leave a watermark. Cheers... :confused:

01-03-2013, 08:39 AM
Find that Freemake Video converter http://www.filehippo.com/download_freemake_video_converter/ does most thins very well including joining individual clips of either formats

Speedy Gonzales
01-03-2013, 08:42 AM
Try Freemake video converter. (http://www.freemake.com/offline/offline_all/) Make sure you do a custom install, otherwise it'll install some crap toolbars. The 1st download

Altho I dont have TS file (to see if it'll load them). But this will (if it loads something) let you edit it, and join separate vids

01-03-2013, 08:46 AM
Agree with speedy about the various Toolbars that Freemake has(definitely one of the worst for added crap)

01-03-2013, 08:51 AM
Awesome, thanks Lawrence and Speedy, will download now... cheers

01-03-2013, 09:37 AM
AutoGK is my go to for AVI.
Handbrake for MP4/MKV

01-03-2013, 09:44 AM
psycik - Thanks for that.

Will it convert and merged video (vob files in Video TS folder) to good quality AVI?

Also, is it free/full version?

I just downloaded Try Freemake video converter and converted my movie (the original in HQ) and it has come out poor quality, often pixilating during playback :dogeye:


Speedy Gonzales
01-03-2013, 09:55 AM
Did you keep it on same as source??

01-03-2013, 10:05 AM
Handbrake is your friend, it's no-fuss, works solidly, and outputs for a variety of destination types (Such as iPhone etc).

You've also not specified the codec, basically "AVI" is just a container, think of it like a pencil case. In it you can have a variety of pens, pencils, and other things, just like you can have a variety of different methods for encoding the video and audio that gets put into the AVI file.

That and most places now prefer MP4. Read here about why Handbrake dropped support for AVI a few years back: http://handbrake.fr/?peek=-6

01-03-2013, 11:09 AM
AutoGK stopped development quite a while back but it still works very well if you want an Xvid or DivX .avi file, you pick the output file quality or file size so if you don't like the results just set it higher. The 1.4G preset size works pretty well.

Handbrake is better though, so if MP4 is ok use that as suggested.

I've used them both, but honestly I don't really do this much any more. In any case they both are free and gave me good results so I second those reccomendations.

01-03-2013, 11:14 AM
Speedy - yes bro, kept it on same as source.... not sure what went wrong.

Ok, will try Handbrake, see how that goes as MP4 plays nicely off a USB on my TV.

Cheers people, appreciate your help.

01-03-2013, 12:10 PM
Handbrake (http://download.cnet.com/HandBrake/3000-2194_4-10808250.html) is THE ONE!!!! :clap

Its awesome and powerful. Managed to convert (and merge) a Video TS file to MP4 while simultaneously converting a large .MKV file to MP4...\

Thanks all, another successful PressF1 inquiry.:punk