It's up to 5 times faster than Apple's method, works well with AVIs and MPEGs, and it's infinitely free-er.

It's also rather easy.

On a moderate Mac iSquint can convert most video files to iPod-screen-sized videos in realtime.

Give it your file, choose "TV screen" or "iPod screen" size, set your quality, and away you go. Depending on a few factors, a 20 minute video will take up anywhere from 50-150MB of disk space.

It's many times faster than QuickTime Pro, works with almost all popular video formats, and it's infinitely free-er.

It's also really easy. Just drag in your file, and click Start. You can also choose "TV" or "iPod" size, set your quality, or even go all-out by playing in the Advanced drawer.

On a 1.5GHz G4, iSquint can convert most video files to iPod-screen-sized videos in realtime. Depending on a few factors, a 20 minute video will take up anywhere from 50-150MB of disk space.

Features:

· Fast MPEG-4 and H.264 conversion from almost every popular video format.
· QuickTime Pro and DivX codec not required.
· DivX/XviD AVIs, all forms of MPEG video, and many other formats QuickTime chokes on are supported.
· WMV 7/8 files supported. With the Flip4Mac plugin, all WMV files are supported - including WMV9.
· Batch Processing of multiple files. Save in-place, or to a different folder.
· Automatic aspect ratio detection. Anamorphic MPEG-2 and HDV detected too.
· Quality slider. Leave it as is to trust me, mess with it if you know better, or completely ignore it and play with the...
· Advanced settings drawer. Change every aspect of the conversion process.
· Best Help menu ever.


What's New:

· MPEG-in-.mov files now supported. Very few converters, QuickTime-based or otherwise, can correctly deal with this type of file.
· Replaced nearly the entire filenaming code to better handle non-standard characters.
· Brought QuickTime decoding back to iSquint 1.3 speeds (still with 1.4's brightness tweak).
· Specifying a framerate in the Advanced drawer while using H.264 Encoding works again (did you even notice that it didn't?).
· Improvements to displaying the log file.
· Fixed some 10.3.9 issues.