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  • AVI in Itunes

    Does anyone know how to get my DIVX avi movies into Itunes?

    I'm a total Nube at this whole mac thing.

  • #2
    I don't think iTunes likes avi movies. Whenever I used to add avi movies to iTunes, it started converting them to mp4 or something, but even this didn't seem to happen when I tried it last in iTunes 7. But it is Mac, I think you might be able to find some sort of add-on to make it work.

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    • #3
      You can use a program like Handbrake or MPEG Streamclip to convert the AVIs to H.264 or MPEG 4 for use in iTunes. You can also use this hint: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...51013124423475 to use them without re-encoding. I think you need QuickTime Pro to do it. That should create a pointer that NBB can use from the iTunes library, but NeonDev would have to confirm that.
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      • #4
        I use iSquint to convert from AVI to MP4. Works fine.

        Get MetaX to add metadata.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by golfguy View Post
          You can use a program like Handbrake or MPEG Streamclip to convert the AVIs to H.264 or MPEG 4 for use in iTunes. You can also use this hint: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...51013124423475 to use them without re-encoding. I think you need QuickTime Pro to do it. That should create a pointer that NBB can use from the iTunes library, but NeonDev would have to confirm that.
          as long as there is an entry in the iTunes.XML file NBB doesn't give a crap about where the movie is or what format it is in as long as it is playable in QT player, meaning that you have the proper QT codecs installed and it is not protected

          edit: that trick should work by the way. if you are willing to buy a QT pro serial, itunes should accept the movie reference and all shall be well
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          • #6
            Tsk, tsk. No discussing warez activity on the forum. Post edited.
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            • #7
              sorry...
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              • #8
                Well I downloaded Isquint. Nice program and it is fixing my issue with the one series of cartoons I could not get to play in QT. Only problem is it take forever. "RealTime"

                Well at that rate it's going to take me several weeks to ecode everything so I'm going to go the QT Pro route for the rest.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by golfguy View Post
                  You can use a program like Handbrake or MPEG Streamclip to convert the AVIs to H.264 or MPEG 4 for use in iTunes. You can also use this hint: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...51013124423475 to use them without re-encoding. I think you need QuickTime Pro to do it. That should create a pointer that NBB can use from the iTunes library, but NeonDev would have to confirm that.

                  Thanks for that link. It was a great help. After the right up someone posted a better way to do this exchange and minimize the reference files. So that worked like a charm and I was able to keep all my Movie files on my External HD. The Mac MINI I bought only has an 80 GB HD so I added a WD 320 GB HD. Very small but big power. Same size as an Iphone 3G but a little thicker then the first gen Iphone.

                  I will mount that right in with my Mac Mini.

                  Ok off for some Zs while Isquint converts the rest.

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                  • #10
                    I just use QT Pro to convert AVI to an iTunes format. Don't bother with Elgato's Turbo.264 it's a waste of money for modern Macs. It only saves me fractions of a minute typically over QT Pro alone and the results are buggier. A great way to spend $100, huh?

                    Originally posted by Bugbyte View Post
                    Tsk, tsk. No discussing warez activity on the forum. Post edited.
                    So I don't fall into the same trap, could you define "warez activity" in this context? What crosses the line? Thanks!

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                    • #11
                      lets just say I gave 2 ways to get a QT Pro serial, and one was free . No I didn't post a serial and no i didn't tell him how or where to get one.

                      Note that as a developer I do not support software piracy. I don't even know why I said it. Thinking aloud I suppose...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NeonDev View Post
                        lets just say I gave 2 ways to get a QT Pro serial, and one was free . No I didn't post a serial and no i didn't tell him how or where to get one.

                        Note that as a developer I do not support software piracy. I don't even know why I said it. Thinking aloud I suppose...

                        Just to confirm. I paid for the Product key through the mac store. I try to make sure that everything I do is legal.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NeonDev View Post
                          lets just say I gave 2 ways to get a QT Pro serial, and one was free . No I didn't post a serial and no i didn't tell him how or where to get one.

                          Note that as a developer I do not support software piracy. I don't even know why I said it. Thinking aloud I suppose...

                          Oh, OK. With the discussion of Handbrake and other ripping tools, I was wonder if they were being considered "warez" now.

                          Upgrading QT Pro is the first thing I do when I buy a new Mac. At $30, QT Pro is cheap enough, but I think it should come free with a new Mac. Another thing I don't like about QT Pro is this: when Apple decides to roll out QT 8.0, you'll have to repurchased QT. Boo!

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                          • #14
                            Upgrading QT Pro is the first thing I do when I buy a new Mac. At $30, QT Pro is cheap enough, but I think it should come free with a new Mac. Another thing I don't like about QT Pro is this: when Apple decides to roll out QT 8.0, you'll have to repurchased QT. Boo!
                            couldn't agree more. however the next version of QT will be QT X not 8, but you are probably right about having to purchase it again, that I don't agree with.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 1999MockOne View Post
                              Oh, OK. With the discussion of Handbrake and other ripping tools, I was wonder if they were being considered "warez" now.

                              Another thing I don't like about QT Pro is this: when Apple decides to roll out QT 8.0, you'll have to repurchased QT. Boo!

                              That's really lame. I guess I will not be updating my QT for a while.

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