Converting files to wmv help

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  1. michael-appleru macrumors regular

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    I am a student. I make movies with iMovie. I want to have my movies go into a format that window media player can read. Is there any free converter that lets you convert your movies to .wmv??
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Flip4Mac can do this but it's not free. iMovie can export as MPEG-4, can't Windows Media Player read MPEG-4? :)
     
  3. michael-appleru thread starter macrumors regular

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    The windows media player on my mac cant read mp4/mpeg 4

    which flip for mac would i need to export to wmv (how much $ are we talking about)
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, I assumed you were talking about WMP for Windows. Flip4Mac Studio (US$49) claims to e able to export to WMV9. However, Windows Media Player for Mac isn't supported by Microsoft anymore. They've replaced it with the free component of Flip4Mac. Can I ask why you want movies to be playing in this old app? :)
     
  5. metalray@mac.co macrumors member

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    Quiktime Pro

    I am not so sure for I have only heard roomers that Quicktime PRO has the ability the convert files but this requires you to buy it.
    It would probably be better when you would search a frace such as "convert to .wma" within www.softpedia.com/mac . Who knows maybe there is a free third party program out there.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The paid version of Flip4Mac is required for QuickTime Pro to convert video to WMV format.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    So Flip4Mac can't export WMVs itself, it needs QuickTime Pro? That sucks.
     
  8. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Just regular Quicktime should be able to play MPEG4 as should Windows Media Player. No need for Flip4Mac, unless I'm not understanding correctly. :eek:
     
  9. michael-appleru thread starter macrumors regular

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    Today i went to school.
    I had my movie in 4 formats.
    I have a mac, my teacher has a windows.
    the only format that my teacher's windows media player could read was .avi out of .mov .mp4 (MPEG-4)

    Flip4Mac allows me to export in .wmv (but it is a max of 30 sec.)
    {i have QuickTime™ Version 7.1.3, Player Version 7.1.3}

    I want an app that lets me export my video in .wmv and choose how much space it will take up (like windows movie maker does)

    I have iMovie HD 5

    I wnat to convert from mov to wmv so my teacher's windows can read my video
     
  10. michael-appleru thread starter macrumors regular

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    i dont have QuickTime Pro
    i have flip4Mac free verson
    i Have iMovie HD 5

    I can export wmv (max of 30 sec) (because i have the trial verson (maybe))
     

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