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Old Oct 6, 2007, 09:36 PM   #1
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Converting wmv to mp4

hi guys, its me again. anyway i got a few wmv files that i need to convert in order to get the videos into my touch. isquint doesn't convert the files properly, and i've browsed through the forum but the answer isn't quite there. so is there any other free converters out there that works for wmv? any help appreciated
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Old Oct 6, 2007, 11:58 PM   #2
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I first convert wmv files into mov files using quicktime. Then I use isquint to convert the mov files into mp4.

I'm sure there are other ways to do it but I just use what I have available to me...and it works fine.
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Old Oct 7, 2007, 06:20 AM   #3
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How about using flip4mac, and exporting the video file in quicktime to mp4 ?
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Old Oct 7, 2007, 07:28 AM   #4
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I first convert wmv files into mov files using quicktime. Then I use isquint to convert the mov files into mp4.

I'm sure there are other ways to do it but I just use what I have available to me...and it works fine.
Quicktime Pro though, right? Useful to find out a free way to to do it.
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 02:51 AM   #5
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yea i would like to know if there are any free ways to get it done
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Old Oct 10, 2007, 08:48 AM   #6
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The free way I know requires ffmpeg or mencoder (latest)
if you can compile new ffmpeg for osx or just find a linux machine... then look at my signature
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Old Sep 6, 2009, 10:12 PM   #7
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What exactly is the problem with iSquint? I have used it for many years and it still works. The only format I have found that is not supported well in iSquint or HandBrake is FLV. The FLV format has changed over the years and the decoder now fails parsing the files. Are you having this problem with WMV files?
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I use HandBrake for it all the time. Tried and true. and free......
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Old Sep 8, 2009, 09:38 AM   #9
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I opened a new .avi file in quicktime (the version that came with snow leopard -- don't recall what version that is), and there was an option to save the file for iPod, iPhone, etc. Just choose file>save as and follow the prompts.
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Old Dec 3, 2010, 09:39 PM   #10
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Handbrake can't convert wmv?
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Old Mar 7, 2011, 01:18 AM   #11
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Handbrake can't convert wmv?
Yes, it can. I'm converting one right now.
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Old Mar 7, 2011, 01:53 AM   #12
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 04:15 PM   #13
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some simple converters for mac are evom and miro video converter (mac app store).... even realplayer converter that comes with realplayer is good.
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Old Apr 20, 2011, 03:28 AM   #14
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Just get Handbrake, it can solve your problem.
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Just get Handbrake, it can solve your problem.
There do seem to be a few putative wmv's that Handbrake chokes on.

Usually, those can be fed through Handbrake after you use QuickTime Player to save them as mov's.
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Old Jun 5, 2011, 08:19 AM   #16
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The WMV Codec from Flip4Mac will allow you to use QuickTime to convert WMV videos to m4v using the "Save As" option. Note the free version places a watermark on the video. You would need the $29 WMV Player Pro for them to not have the watermark. (And the WaterMark is annoying.)

I just did a conversion using QuickTime 10.0 on Mac OS 10.6.7 with the free version of the codec.
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Old Jul 13, 2011, 01:58 AM   #18
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It looks so complicated, Why not just go to Apple Store and fina a video Converter in Video section?
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 08:32 PM   #19
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I use handbrake and on the very very few files that it can't handle I've used format factory -- also free.
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 02:34 AM   #20
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Handbrake: i have a great experience with this free software, it does a good job.
http://handbrake.fr/

Another one i have used, i am impressed with the service provided by this company and i think that explains why i regard this one as a storage option for you.
Free mp4 converter (supports to convert wmv to mp4 format)
http://www.leawo.com/video-converter...converter.html
Handbrake also give me a good experience, but there is not video editing tool, and the next freeware also do not contain this function if you do not upgrade to pro version
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Old Jul 25, 2013, 11:18 AM   #21
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Handbrake also give me a good experience, but there is not video editing tool, and the next freeware also do not contain this function if you do not upgrade to pro version
It can convert wmv to mp4 even online, and i convert that and edit by using some apps, which cannot be done online.

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