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cosmichobo
12th July 2007, 07:40 PM
G'day

Other than Flip4Mac that requires payment... is there a [free] program that can convert .wmv files to something more tolerable? (.avi or .mov)


cheers

halledise
12th July 2007, 07:41 PM
G'day

Other than Flip4Mac that requires payment... is there a [free] program that can convert .wmv files to something more tolerable? (.avi or .mov)


cheers

VLC - go here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

bertofski
12th July 2007, 07:44 PM
VLC - go here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

i second VLC, its a nice program

purana
12th July 2007, 08:12 PM
VLC - go here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Poster asked to convert WMV, not play. Can VLC convert WMV files? I was under the impression it cannot.

zbaron
12th July 2007, 08:18 PM
Poster asked to convert WMV, not play. Can VLC convert WMV files? I was under the impression it cannot.

Yes, with a but. The but being that it is not drag and drop and requires the use of the File -> Open and then Streaming / Saving option.

I'd suggest using iSquint if the video is okay to squash down to 320x240, or paying for VisualHub.

kim jong il
12th July 2007, 09:19 PM
Poster asked to convert WMV, not play. Can VLC convert WMV files? I was under the impression it cannot.

I just checked it out as I didn't believe it either but successfully converted a .wmv to MPEG4 as a test. Can't say it was an intuitive process (as zbaron pointed out) but it was fast and did work.

scritch
12th July 2007, 10:04 PM
Whilst not free, by far the best utility for video conversion from one format to another is VisualHub (http://visualhub.net). It supports almost everything, and is damn fast to boot. Worth every cent for me.

http://visualhub.net

They also make a free product called iSquint (http://www.isquint.org) which works, as long as you don't mind that it's being formatted for the iPod and offers you very little control over the output.

Regards,
Shane.

cosmichobo
12th July 2007, 10:41 PM
I was also going to say - "huh?" - regarding VLC... but now retract it, as indeed - it does have conversion capabilities that I didn't even know about! :)

However, it didn't like this particular wmv file, couldn't find a codec.

D o h.

Might give iSquint a go, as the original format is only 320x240.

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Nup... iSquint errored... didn't like the file either.

dotnet
13th July 2007, 12:34 AM
I thought Flip4Mac was free? At least I downloaded it for free... Or is there an enhanced non-free version?

Once you've got the F4M QT plugin, MPEG StreamClip will read and convert wmv's (according to my limited testing).

Cheers
Steffen.

nortonjg
13th July 2007, 12:45 AM
EasyWMV
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24346

not free though

Aa
13th July 2007, 07:43 AM
EasyWMV
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24346

not free though

Cant believe it took 10 posts to appear.
I second Easy WMV (and Easy WMA for that matter). Dead easy and works. i believe all mac converters are still missing support for the later WMV/WMA's though. Thats a MS thing though.

lazydesi
13th July 2007, 11:53 AM
visualhub is good