Convert WMV to QT

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by eyelight, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. eyelight macrumors member

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    I've bought and downloaded some archive footage for a presentation I want to make on iMovie and iDVD.
    Problem. It was only available as a WMV file and I need to convert it to Quicktime to import into iMovie.
    Any way to do this without upgrading to Quicktime Pro ? This is probably the only time I'll need to do this in the near future.

    If it can't be converted, is there any other way to get it into iMovie ?

    So far my best option is a demo version of iView MediaPro, which won't convert WMV to QT, but will allow me to extract every single frame. Then I'd import all the frames into iMovie and somehow get the sound in later. Very labour intensive, and iMovie imports every frame s 3 frames so it needs to be speeded up again.
     
  2. Loge macrumors 68020

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  3. eyelight thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for that info. Hadn't heard of Visual Hub. Unfortunately my clip is about 30 seconds too long for the demo.
    Strangely the picture is speeded up at about treble speed when converted, but the sound plays at normal speed.
     
  4. cedric macrumors newbie

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    Try this converter....
    http://www.dropdv.com/

    It worked on some wmv files I have. Not sure whether it works for wmv3 though.
     
  5. Mac til death macrumors regular

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  6. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Why not try Flip4Mac? It lets QT read WMV files. Linkety
    Then you can look into MPEGStreamclip for conversion. (It reads anything QT can read but exports via a different approach. Works nicely.) Linkety
     
  7. DougTheImpaler macrumors 6502a

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    It'll also save WMV movies as QT movies
     
  8. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    ...that's why I mentioned them...? :confused:

    The free version of Flip4Mac only lets QT read WMV files. MPEGStreamclip reads the WMV files (via QT) and then dumps it out to... whatever you want, really.
     
  9. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    Though I hate WMV, it saves ALOT of space.

    WMV file saved as a QT file, without re-encoding but making it now a .mov, increases file size tremendously.
     
  10. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    If you have flipformac installed, wouldn't FFMPEGX do the trick? For free?
     
  11. risc macrumors 68030

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    Why do people on this forum keep saying ffmpegX is free? It is a shareware app!
     
  12. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Ummmm... because I didn't even notice. Just downloaded it and used it for what I needed... never noticed that it wasn't free. It certainly didn't restrict me. So, to get the job done, yes, it's free.
     
  13. Macnoviz macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, it certainly does, you can say a lot against Microsoft, but they do make good codecs
     

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