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Hazy Arc

join:2006-04-10
Greenwood, SC
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Converting mp4/mkv to avi without pixelation?

Hi All:

I have a handful of mp4 and/or mkv files that I'd like to be able to play on my Xbox 360, so I tried converting them to avi using Hamster (»www.hamstersoft.com/). The videos themselves converted fine, but quality was drastically reduced, even after selecting the highest video quality available.

Are there any other options (preferably free) that would convert these files with minimal quality loss? Thanks in advance.



darcilicious
Cyber Librarian
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join:2001-01-02
Forest Grove, OR
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»handbrake.fr/ ?



Hazy Arc

join:2006-04-10
Greenwood, SC

Thanks for the suggestion - will give that a go and report back.



Crash Gordon
Drive It Like You Stole It

join:2004-06-08
Smyrna, GA
reply to Hazy Arc

You can also try MediaCoder »www.mediacoderhq.com/
It's also freeware and supports CUDA if you have a nVidia card.



aurgathor

join:2002-12-01
Lynnwood, WA
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reply to Hazy Arc

memcoder is probably still the best converter, but it's commandline driven, so not exactly user friendly....
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grahambudd

join:2012-12-24
reply to Hazy Arc

Re: Converting mp4/mkv to avi without pixelation?

i know a step by step guide on How to Solve "can't play MP4 on Xbox 360" issue at »www.bigasoft.com/articles/how-to···360.html

in fact this guide also helps to convert other videos including MKV, MP4, MOV, MPG, FLV, WTV, AVCHD, RMVB, and etc to Xbox supported AVI, WMV

hope it helps more or less


Eneay001

join:2013-02-18
New York, NY
reply to Hazy Arc

Why not try kvisoft video converter?
It is helpful to convert mp4/mkv to avi with best quality.



Hazy Arc

join:2006-04-10
Greenwood, SC

1 recommendation

reply to Hazy Arc

Thanks for all of the suggestions - I ended up installing Plex Server on my desktop and it streams like a champ to my 360 while transcoding on the fly. No conversion necessary!



ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA

Yep.. Use plexserver at home myself. Great setup...



Hazy Arc

join:2006-04-10
Greenwood, SC

No kidding! It works flawlessly with my Roku and mobile devices as well. It's really outstanding.



darcilicious
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I LOVE PLEX! Glad to hear that it's taking care of business for you!
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musics

join:2013-04-27
reply to Hazy Arc

I use ddvideo xobx video converter gain,with a great volume gain option in that tool.very good. I like it.



AzDragonLord

join:2003-10-21
Florence, AZ
reply to Hazy Arc

I use DVDFab for all my video conversion needs. Most is free, but some specific portions require purchasing a license.

»www.dvdfab.com/
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thender
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join:2009-01-01
Brooklyn, NY
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reply to Hazy Arc

Handbrake is the best compromise between doing it yourself after reading 50 doom9 guides that look like UNIX man pages and crappy easy to use software that utilizes poor quality encoders with bad settings.



Hazy Arc

join:2006-04-10
Greenwood, SC
reply to Hazy Arc

I will say that I ended up using Handbrake in Conjunction with Plex. I used Handbrake to convert my existing DVDs into MP4s, then used Plex to stream them to my Xbox 360.


nyrrule27

join:2007-12-06
Howell, NJ

i use make mkv to convert my blurays and then handbreak to remove the encryption and then use windows media server to stream to my tv. there is also a free app that will get you the album art so it shows up on the xbox



ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA

I use AnyDVD to do the original rip which removes the encryption. Then I have a fully unencrypted rip with one pass.


nyrrule27

join:2007-12-06
Howell, NJ

is anydvd free and does it do blurays



ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA

Not free, but for a reasonable price you get get lifetime upgrades.

»www.slysoft.com/en/

Typically if I get a DVD in that will not rip, I download the latest version and everything works again.

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