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Billy T
06-12-2007, 06:31 PM
Hi Team

I've spent quite some time on-line today looking for a freeware video conversion program to change Quicktime video to something Apple-free.

Sadly, many promising programs turned out to be shareware with a hefty price tag (despite their enticing "freeware label") so I've decided to do what I should have done ages ago and ask for help! :groan:

I don't much care what it converts to but AVI seems to be the preferred format for most.

Cheers

Billy 8-{) :confused:

Speedy Gonzales
06-12-2007, 06:38 PM
Super should (http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html)

Safari
06-12-2007, 06:53 PM
Or RAD
http://paininthetech.com/2006/03/12/convert-quicktime-videos-to-avi-for-free/

Billy T
06-12-2007, 09:47 PM
Super should (http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html)
Wow!! :eek:

That is just what I was looking for, and more, Speedy. Funny it never showed up in hours of searching, but it looks the bees knees so I'll give it a whirl.

Rad appeared in one search safari, but it was part of a pricy bundle on a UK site so I passed it by.

Thanks for the help.

Cheers

Billy 8-{) :thumbs:

Speedy Gonzales
06-12-2007, 09:56 PM
No worries, its been mentioned on here for converting a few 1000 times lol.

I use it here, for converting Youtube vids to MP4 for the Ipod here.

It works good!

It'll convert nearly every video / audio format you can think of.

Chilling_Silence
06-12-2007, 11:01 PM
Is SUPER the mencoder front-end?

Not sure if Handbrake does individual files, but it seriously rocks my socks off ;)

Billy T
07-12-2007, 06:45 AM
No worries, its been mentioned on here for converting a few 1000 times lol.


Yeah, but you know how it is Speedy, if you are not looking for it you don't see what's in front of your nose.

This all came up when I was installing Irfanview with all the fruit on my son's pc and found that it wouldn't play MOVs unless Quicktime was installed and I had deleted the installation files from my computer. Since all our computers run W2000 I needed an old version and searches for that were unsuccessful too.

On the bright side, I did learn how to stop QT from loading itself into the startup menu every time I used it and inserting the qttask icon in the system tray. You just rename qttask.exe to whatever you like (I called it expletive.del) and it is gone forever. I don't even know what qttask is or does, but I can live without it.

Cheers

Billy 8-{) :)