Dotmp4

A really interesting mashup I (newly) call Dotmp4 that helps dump some clean files into iTunes, ready for Apple-friendly streaming.

Dotmp4 is a Mac app written in python that can be used to post-process AVI and MKV format TV shows and movies into proper Apple-compatible (mp4) formats, ideal for popping into iTunes.

It’s a little thing that’s grown naturally since spring 2008 and I thought that it could be useful for a lot of people out there, who may wish their downloaded (or otherwise obtained DRM-free) TV shows were properly tagged and in more widely-compatible format for any sort of Apple-friendly ecosystem, especially considering that it’s not just Apple who puts H.264 hardware decoders in their devices!

You can get the latest version over at code.google.com/p/dot-mp4. It works very well using the command line interface, and a better GUI is coming soon. You can use the CLI by opening a Terminal window, and using the binary at Dotmp4.app/Contents/MacOS/Dotmp4.

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