I'm trying to convert some MKV files to AVI for free. I've done some searching and it's seems Film Redux is good free software to do this. I was just wondering if there is anywhere to get this already built, rather than having to download the source and build it myself (I have OS X 10.5.8). I don't have Xcode and am therefore unable to open the file needed to build it.
This is all new to me, so maybe I'm missing something simple. I searched Xcode and it asked me to log in as a Mac developer (or something like that) and I just stopped there, since I'm not a registered Mac developer... I found a short thread on this site about this topic from a couple of years ago, but it wasn't helpful, as it just suggested to build it all from the code.
Alternatively, is there any other free software I could use to accomplish the same thing? I tried something called Video Monkey and it didn't work for me (I don't remember the error message).
Anyway, maybe I'm SOL, I dunno, but I thought I'd ask and see if anyone knew of anything that could help me. Thanks!
I'm going to assume this means no, there's no known place to find an already built version of Film Redux. I had a feeling that was the case.
@ NucleusG4: I want to watch them on my TV via my XBox, though I'm beginning to think I'll need to just give up and watch them on my laptop. Supposedly the XBox will play MP4s but I've had some trouble with it in the past, so maybe I'll give Handbreak a try and see if I can get the XBox to behave. I tried VLC with no luck.
@John Rougeux: Yes, I've been looking for that as well and haven't been able to find it. I'll keep up my search, maybe I'll get lucky.
I don't want to watch them on my laptop, but I think I'm going to have to. I have VLC and it works great for me, so I'll use that to watch them, but I'm not going to give up trying to get them into a format I can watch on my TV.
@John Rougeux: Thanks very much! I've got them downloaded and am currently fiddling with them. Dunno if it's going to end up working for me or not, but I'm certainly giving it a go. I really appreciate that.
@NucleusG4: That falls outside of the definition of 'free' but I appreciate the suggestion.
But you then have an Apple TV which can be used for lots of other things. Besides, I thought you had come to the conclusion that the free thing just wasn't going to happen. I guess you could buy an app for a lot cheaper....
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