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Changing m4v video format to flv, mpeg, avi, wmv or mp4, which free website actually works?

Asked by mazingerz88 (17834 points ) June 4th, 2011

I’ve been trying for days websites like Zamzar to change this less than 2 minutes video in m4v format to any of these, flv, mpeg, avi, wmv or mp4 format. Still no luck and I need to download the video badly to a website which accepts only those formats mentioned.

I took the video from a Nikon Coolpix camera bought 3 years ago and downloaded it to ( Mac OSX 10.5.8 ) iPhoto then went to iMovie and imported it. It comes out in m4v format when I try to download it from the website I needed it transferred. Your help would be a life saver! Thanks! : )

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Lightlyseared's avatar

Handbrake will transcode from m4v to mp4.

mazingerz88's avatar

@Lightlyseared Thanks very much. Thing is I read a post somewhere that he tried Handbrake and it crashed his system that is why I haven’t tried it yet. Of course it does not mean it will happen to me but if I may ask, have you tried Handbrake personally? How did it go? Thanks.

Lightlyseared's avatar

I’ve used it for years. I’ve always found it very stable.

jrpowell's avatar

Video Monkey is a fork of the old VisualHub. I prefer it over Handbrake for simple conversions.

mazingerz88's avatar

@johnpowell @Lightlyseared Thanks will try this asap.

jerv's avatar

I like Mediacoder and SUPER since I sometimes do things that Handbrake doesn’t want to. However, they are a little complicated and slightly overkill, so you may want to try Handbrake first and see if it works well enough.

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