convert .avi & .mkv into .mov or other format for iPad

Any recommendations which (Free) software does this fastest? No rocket science here, simply want to convert some movies for a long flight into a format that can be played on the ipad and understood for sync by itunes.

Prefered platform is Mac, but I do realise there is more on offer on Windows, so go right ahead and suggest.


War Hero
For the PC to ipad, vuse does an ok job and imports them straight into itubes, if you dont have VLC on the ipad.
There is VLC for ipad?
I'm not sure if they (VLC themselves) pulled it from the App Store, but there certainly used to be.

Also use Handbrake it's free and very easy with good results.

Using handbreak as we speak, slow as feck. A 22 minute episode takes an hour and half to convert! If VLC was available, that would solve all my problems, as it would play AVI! Just checked the app store, there is only a remote and a streamer (essentially to stream content from your mac/pc to the iPAd). That wont work for me while on an aeroplane, so back to fecking converting...


I have VLC in my iPhone and it does play avi files but the quality isn't great and there is no option to fill the screen to full size. It also isn't official which is why it may have been pulled from the store.
The quality from Handbrake is top notch even if does take a while but you are able to queue a number of videos and leave it running.

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