Convert .wmv?

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  1. Benjamindaines
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    There may be another way to do this, but I bought Flip 4 Mac and it imports .wmv's into quicktime to watch them. I bought the studio version so that I can export them from quicktime too. I spent 100 bucks for the studio version but as an editor I needed it so that I can export wmv files for clients.

    http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv.htm
     
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    I tried to use that before I got Flip 4 Mac, I never got it to work, but it probably would get the job done.
     
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    It converts the video brilliantly but no audio :(
     
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    i use Ace-High, it will change any type of audio, to whatever you like.
     
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    Isn't the $10 version just allow you to watch wmv in QuickTime?

    Or can you convert to iPod if you have QuickTime Pro?
     
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    I was actually trying to do the same thing...change a wmv file to something i can add to the ipod and QT pro didnt help. I actually found some software called Xilisoft Video Converter and it did it and quick as well! It's worth a try:D
     
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    Hmm, version 1.0.1 allowed you to export, but they seem to have disabled this in 1.0.2 (to make you buy the more expensive version?)
     
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    I used the flip4mac for a video to convert a wmv into a mp4 and as the movie progresses the video and the audio loose sync so it's a few seconds different. Why did this happen and is there a way to fix it?
     
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    PC only dude:confused:
     
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    Flip4Mac is the way to go - worth every penny.
     
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    I looked into it a bit more and it seems that even when simply just playing the wmv file in quicktime using the flip2mac and i go to the end of the movie the audio is messed up. Why is this and can it be corrected?
     
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    You're on a Mac forum... PC only software doesn't usually help very much.
     
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    If you buy Flip4Mac and you open a wmv file say a sample song from Barnes and Noble's website will it just open QT or will it give some sort of message?

    I guess I just want to know if it makes everything seamless like it would be if it was made for QT.
     
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    You can set it either way. Sometimes the stuff doesn't seem to load correctly for me in Quicktime and I have to use WMP. I figure with updates it will continue to improve in this area, but it works for almost everything else fine for me.
     
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    To answer the OP's question, here are two excellent programs that have worked for me:

    iSquint (free)
    MoviePod (shareware, $10)
     
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    iSquint seems to require the Flip4Mac plugin. I have the one that allows you to watch .wmv files and it will not let me convert the files. It starts and says "Flip4Mac Plugin Detected" and then I get an error message.
     
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    I'm still running into the problem where the audio get delayed toward the end of the movie. Do you guys have any suggestions?
     
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    Yeah I'm still running into problems...
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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