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best software to convert avi's to QT?
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smileLP
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Jul 13, 2006, 09:40 PM
 
i usta use divx conveter or some such but it's stopped working

i have avi clips that are silent and i wanna convert 'em to QT/mov, where they usually regain their sound

i've just tried DL'ing several share ware ones w/no luck

anyone recommend the best, or a good one?

thanks!
     
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Jul 13, 2006, 10:09 PM
 
Why don't you just use VLC to watch those clips?

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Jul 14, 2006, 04:26 AM
 
Originally Posted by smileLP
i usta use divx conveter or some such but it's stopped working

i have avi clips that are silent and i wanna convert 'em to QT/mov, where they usually regain their sound

i've just tried DL'ing several share ware ones w/no luck

anyone recommend the best, or a good one?

thanks!
First of all, yes VLC is the best solution.

Second of all, no one will know what to recommend unless you tell us what you've tried already. Saying "I've tried some things that didn't work" is always always worse than saying nothing at all.

Third, just installing the divx.com component will solve 90% of your problems. Installing the ac3 and xvid delegate components (if they're back from 404) will solve 90% of the rest.
     
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Jul 14, 2006, 10:25 PM
 
hi, thakns for the thoughts/advice

sometimes avi clips won't play w/sound even in VLC. i DID try that

ok, the one that worked for a while and then now doesnt', even w/the newest version is divxDoctor II

i also DL'd DivX converter and that didn't work either; and i don't think FFMPEG is for simple avi-->QT operations

uncle skel-- is there a link/site where i can download/get those 3 components you mention?

thanks again all
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Jul 15, 2006, 12:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by smileLP
sometimes avi clips won't play w/sound even in VLC. i DID try that
Do you have a sample file? Some files just won't play, but in general VLC will play them if they will. If you can provide a sample, at least I can tell you why.

ok, the one that worked for a while and then now doesnt', even w/the newest version is divxDoctor II
Divx Doctor II has been obsolete for quite a while now. The other tools are all more robust.

i also DL'd DivX converter and that didn't work either;
What exactly is that?

Why didn't you try the divx.com component to play divx files? It's free.

and i don't think FFMPEG is for simple avi-->QT operations
No, it's not.

uncle skel-- is there a link/site where i can download/get those 3 components you mention?
www.insaneness.com but it's been broken for a long time.
     
   
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