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

Asked by mazingerz88 (19058points) 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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