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Like the title says im looking for a converter so i can get some home videos transferred for storage. What program should i use to convert these videos?

Im really looking for MP4 for compression and the ability to play it back on my bluray player.

Thanks!
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Give Handbrake a try. http://handbrake.fr/details.php
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Give Handbrake a try. http://handbrake.fr/details.php

Cool i will thanks! +rep
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post #4 of 9
handbrake is by far the easiest and best.
VLC can also transcode your files into MP4.
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Hmm so i used handbrake, its fast and does an OK job but the video seems to lose a lot of quality. I can see a lot of lines in it after its converted. Any ideas?
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I use Any Video Converter very simple and i haven't found yet a format that it cannot convert.
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Hmm so i used handbrake, its fast and does an OK job but the video seems to lose a lot of quality. I can see a lot of lines in it after its converted. Any ideas?
I myself am no pro with it but Handbrake does have a ridiculous amount of tweaking and adjustment that can be used to clean and optimize your conversions. May want to check their forums for more info.

Personally I use Freemake for my conversions if I'm not terribly worried about quality. It's free and really couldn't be any simpler to use.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jacksknight View Post

Hmm so i used handbrake, its fast and does an OK job but the video seems to lose a lot of quality. I can see a lot of lines in it after its converted. Any ideas?

When using handbrake there are tabs for different settings. Under the video one there is a sliding scale for quality. Mine at default reads RF:20. Increasing and decreasing this results in better or worse quality with a setting of 0 being lossless. Hope this helps.
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