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I'm looking for free (or < 10$) video converter on mac with following features:

Another features which are welcome:

  • option to choose file format (.mpg, .avi etc)
  • option to choose video/audio encoding (xvid, h264, acc etc)
  • option to always save output to the same directory the source is in
  • batch processing of many files
  • possibility to set created/modified time of created file to the same as source has
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If command line does not scare you I recommend ffmpeg (I installed mine as ffmpeg + nonfree with MacPorts). Works. Always. –  user1256923 Jul 15 '13 at 13:43
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Have you checked out HandBrake? Looks to have what you are looking for...

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Looks quite good, but are there only MP4 and MKV output formats available? –  amorfis Jul 10 '13 at 21:44
    
Apparently those are the only available output formats - check trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/Containers –  Scot Jul 10 '13 at 22:00
    
Well, that'll do. However, I'd love an app where I could drag&drop files (sometimes there are quite many of them) and that has option to output to the same dir where source is. –  amorfis Jul 11 '13 at 6:35
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VLC exporting

Free and OpenSource VLC media player supports video encoding

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Miro Video Converter:

Convert almost any video to MP4, WebM (vp8), Ogg Theora, or for Android, iPhone, and iPad. Batch conversion, custom sizing, and more.

Available for Linux, OS X & Windows

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