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    Video Converters

    I have looked at several converters [installed and online] and I can't fond one to match our needs.

    I would like to be able to convert to as many formats as possible from as many formats as possible because if I supply a solution that converts from MP4 to AVI [the request that is in now] I know that in two weeks an new request will come in saying that they now also want to convert from MOV to FLV.

    I am not interested in downloading and converting files from the web but rather files that have been created by the students [why wasn't the file saved in the correct format in the first place I hear yo ask: I don't know I reply]

    The converter can be online or one that is downloaded and installed.

    If it is an online converter it hopefully will have minimal advertising carried on the page [some of the online converters had annoying ads which would be sure to distract our students from that task at hand.

    If it is installed locally it has to be freeware: There is NO budget for this.

    I have run out of ideas.

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Won't do FLV, but have you looked at Handbrake HandBrake

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    I never got on with Handbrake. AnyVideoConverter I have used well in the past, but unsure on exactly what codecs it has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Won't do FLV, but have you looked at Handbrake HandBrake
    The download link appears to be broken:

    Link: http://handbrake.fr/rotation.php?fil....4-Win_GUI.exe

    Are there any mirrors for this site?

    Edit: Scrub that: SourceForge came through for me.

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    Try this one Format Factory - Free media file format converter

    It's free and does flv

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcs808 View Post
    Try this one Format Factory - Free media file format converter

    It's free and does flv
    Thanks. This looks like it will do the job.

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    Handbrake no longer supports creating Xvid AVIs, so won't be of much use to you.

    If you want to cover all of your bases I reckon Freemake Video Converter would be the best option. I posted a screenshot showing all the formats it supports in this thread.

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    I have been using Aiseesoft Total Video Convertor which, although not free, I obtained as a freebie on 'giveawayoftheday', when it was offered. Video convertors seem to be a giveaway there quite often. It is worth making a daily visit to giveawayoftheday.com, just to see what is on offer.

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    Try SUPER - works a treat in most situations

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I would like to be able to convert to as many formats as possible from as many formats as possible
    A file server that allows everyone to write video files to it, coupled with a script that periodically checks for new video files and runs ffmpeg to convert them all to some standard format. That way, user just get any old video files, write it to a drive mounted in their user area, wait a bit, then pick up the converted video file from a different folder or mapped drive.

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    i second what Jamesfed suggested. I too have been searching for that illusive Video Converter software and in the past got to use Any Video COnvertor until recently where an update seems to only convert part of the file rather than the full amount.
    Been using Super for a while now, although the interface looks a bit complicated it has a host of options available and does batch conversion well too.
    Download file takes a bit to find on the site so have linked it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    A file server that allows everyone to write video files to it, coupled with a script that periodically checks for new video files and runs ffmpeg to convert them all to some standard format.
    Although it only outputs H.264 MP4s and MKVs, the Handbrake front-end DropFolders does this and can be run as a service too.

    Last edited by Arthur; 6th January 2011 at 10:03 AM.

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    I generally use either Any Video Converter, Freemake Video Converter or Prism Video Converter( although this one usually comes as a trial but a full one). They all do FLV files.

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    I normally just use ffmpeg with a gui frontend such as winff

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