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  1. HI guys, got the new ipad, want something to convert movies to play it on there. need a good advice to convert all my mkv or avi files to mp4 without it taking too much time. I was using mp4tools today, if i do pass-thru, it doesn't take long and gives amazing video, but then the audio from the .mkv files i converted it to aac-2ch, and the audio is out of sync. the whole conversion process for the audio doesn't take long, overall say 5minutes. i wish the audio was in sync. any other good quality programs? i used handbrake, but takes a long time for videos to convert.
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    Do the one-pass conversion for both the video and the audio. Don't do "pass-through". I use MP4Tools extensively and it's really quite fast. Use the iPhone4/iPad setting. If you pay the registration fee ($5?), you can set up a queue and just let it run overnight with a load of video conversions (each with different settings, if you wish). Don't worry about losing any quality; just keep the same framerate and A/V bitrates as the original videos.
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  3. Thanks, I also downloaded this program called AvplayerHD, its $2.99, but its amazing. it plays all my .mkv and .avi files without any conversion. do check it out. i got it from the itunes store. also there is a program called subler, it does the same thing as mp4tools i think, without the $5.00 charge. I will also try your method, do one pass h.264 conversion for both video and audio. do you usually do aac.2ch for audio?
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    Subler is more for subtitles. (Look at Jubler for editing or time-shifting subtitles.) One nice feature of MP4Tools is the ability to add a subtitle track from an external source (a file); if your video is in a foreign language but doesn't have subtitles, find another source for those subtitles (http://www.opensubtitles.org/en for example; there are other sites as well) and drop it into the MP4Tools window.

    Yes, I select the 2-channel audio choice. BTW, MP4Tools saves the converted file to ".m4v" but you may rename the extension to ".mp4" if you wish so iTunes doesn't open it by default; your choice.

    I routinely convert everything to H264/AAC in a .mp4 container so I can place-shift it to any Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Windoze box.
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  5. thanks, great help. also was wondering, was the sync problem that i had probably due to doing a pass-thru? because thats what made me look elsewhere from mp4tools, there was a slight out of sync with the audio, and the video. i used to just convert teh audio to aac-2ch, and keep the video pass thru. hopefully when i do 1 pass for both, it doesn't go out of sync. thanks for all the help, appreciate it.
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    I can't say for sure whether the sync issue is due to only one track being converted and the other being passed through. I -have- had that issue once when I did this but I've only done "both tracks conversion" since then.
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    hmmm does anyone know of something like MP4Tools for windows? I'm looking to convert a bunch of 1080p x264/mkv movies to a format "The New iPad"/"iPad 3" can easily play. I want to keep as much quality as possible for the new ipads retina display, I dont care about long encoding/transcoding times.

    Any help is very appreciated!

    Thanks.
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    Why not try Handbrake?

    If you want to try Handbrake, this forum post might help, too: HandBrake • View topic - *** AppleTV 3 and the New iPad (Presets) ***
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