[vet-mm] Video Encoding Software

Stoney, Marian Sy stoney.marian.sy at edumail.vic.gov.au
Sun Feb 19 21:55:44 EST 2012

Super C - as in copyright symbol C - is also a good free one.
From: vet-mm-bounces at edulists.com.au [vet-mm-bounces at edulists.com.au] on behalf of Andrew Shortell [shortell at get2me.net]
Sent: Saturday, 18 February 2012 9:42 AM
To: VET Multimedia Teachers' Mailing List
Subject: Re: [vet-mm] Video Encoding Software

Hi Kate

I also always install Flip for Mac (free version) so I can play back .wmv on my macs (as well as Perian - mentioned in another post)

I have been experimenting with  "Any Video Converter"  free in app store - as I have been frustrated in the past when i have had students film on their mobile phones and the files come in to the machine in formats that I cannot use

At Home I use Handbrake to convert .avi ,  .mkv files to .mp4 for playback on appletv through iTunes

VLC player is also a great open source player which often does a better job than quick time at handling other codecs.


Andrew Shortell
CRC Melton

On 17/02/2012, at 12:24 PM, Kate Jones wrote:


I have been working with students on the unit of competence CUFDIG301A – Prepare Video Assets. We are using Adobe Premiere as I understand it to be an industry standard software product. We have been encountering numerous problems with the import files using Macs. Even  though the files are .avi, they don’t playback in Premiere on the MAC (of course they work perfectly fine on my Windows PC). Anyway, upon further reading of the official UoC it mentions in the range statement that MovieMaker may be used.

Can anyone advise me whether I can switch to Windows Live MovieMaker if students continue to have problems? I suppose it will limit what we can do w.r.t. green screen but at least it will work.


Kate Jones
Information Technology Department
Academy of Mary Immaculate
Ph: 9419 3044
88 Nicholson Street
Fitzroy 3065

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