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OldSkoolNJ
Jan 2, 2008, 11:31 AM
Now I have no problem buying a piece of software so recommend anything. Now I have my hands on a bunch of converters for doing all the converting I want for any type of video. I rarely ever get a WMV that I need to convert but I have come to one I need to. However I remember the last time I came across one no matter what converter I used it watermarked the video with "Created with FLip4Mac Trial" . Is this inherent and I have to buy the full version of Flip4Mac or is there a program that will convert with out the need of giving Micro$oft more money than I want to. Again I will take any and all suggestions. Thanks guys

Kevin :apple:



dann e b
Jan 2, 2008, 12:14 PM
Hi Kevin,
I use iSquint (http://www.isquint.org/) which is the free version of Visualhub. It can't always handle the newest WMVs but it's good to try as it's a freebie. I've not actually tried VisualHub so cannot comment on that.

Dan...

SilentPanda
Jan 2, 2008, 12:16 PM
I love visualhub. It's reasonably priced I think ($23ish last I checked) and converts most everything to numerous preset formats along with being able to create your own format (bit rate, etc). I haven't tried iSquint but sounds like they are fairly close to one in the same.

Eidorian
Jan 2, 2008, 12:17 PM
I second VisualHub.

diamond.g
Jan 2, 2008, 12:49 PM
VLC will also convert from one format to another. Although I am not too sure how stable the Mac version is when converting.

weckart
Jan 2, 2008, 12:49 PM
You could also try ffmpgX, which is a little cheaper than VisualHub.

Eidorian
Jan 2, 2008, 12:52 PM
VLC will also convert from one format to another. Although I am not too sure how stable the Mac version is when converting.Milage may vary and it's flakey with WMV files.

I've had it work just fine with other content.

r.j.s
Jan 2, 2008, 01:02 PM
Does iSquint or visualhub actually handle wmvs without flip4mac? In my experience the watermark was still there after trying to convert a wmv in isquint or mpegstreamclip.

Eidorian
Jan 2, 2008, 01:06 PM
Does iSquint or visualhub actually handle wmvs without flip4mac? In my experience the watermark was still there after trying to convert a wmv in isquint or mpegstreamclip.iSquint and VisualHub do not use any Flip4Mac components.

Are you trying to remove a watermark?

r.j.s
Jan 2, 2008, 01:16 PM
No, I was trying to convert a downloaded wmv into a mov. Anyway, my job bought me flip4mac so its not an issue anymore.

From A Buick 8
Aug 11, 2011, 03:45 PM
I know this is an old thread, but i have the same question. I have some .WMV files that i would like to convert, any free software that can do it.

Actually what i would like is to combine and convert, i have looked at iSkySoft video converter and it looks like it does exactly what i am looking for, but i only need it for this one conversion and the $35 is a little steep.

roidy
Aug 12, 2011, 02:48 PM
Does the Mac version of Handbrake not work with WMV files? I know the PC version does.

aarond12
Aug 12, 2011, 03:02 PM
You could also try ffmpgX, which is a little cheaper than VisualHub.
A great app in its time; it is no longer in development. No updates are being made for it.

Does the Mac version of Handbrake not work with WMV files? I know the PC version does.
If the PC version does it, likely the Mac version does too. Due to a stupid VNC bug on Lion, I can't check now. I'll write back later if it doesn't work.

Darth.Titan
Aug 12, 2011, 03:53 PM
The Mac version of Handbrake does indeed convert .wmv

From A Buick 8
Aug 12, 2011, 08:43 PM
I will have to try HB again, the first time around I thought it did not work.