Converting wmv to mp4

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by lamerlizer, Oct 6, 2007.

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    lamerlizer

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    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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    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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    Kaspers

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    How about using flip4mac, and exporting the video file in quicktime to mp4 ?
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Quicktime Pro though, right? Useful to find out a free way to to do it.
     
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    lamerlizer

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    yea i would like to know if there are any free ways to get it done :)
     
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    clevin

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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 :)
     
  7. macrumors regular

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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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    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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    Sedulous

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    Handbrake can't convert wmv?
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it can. I'm converting one right now.
     
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    Handbrake.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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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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    Brucewl

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    Just get Handbrake, it can solve your problem.
     
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    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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    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.
     
  17. AdrianK, Jun 5, 2011
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    Brucewl

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    It looks so complicated, Why not just go to Apple Store and fina a video Converter in Video section?:D
     
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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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    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
     
  21. holyu, Jul 25, 2013
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    It can convert wmv to mp4 even online, and i convert that and edit by using some apps, which cannot be done online.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    Just Follow Some Steps to Convert WMV to MP4 :


    >> So Download The Software.

    >> Than Installed That Software on Your PC or Mac

    >> After That Open The Software And Insert Or Add The Video In The List

    >> Than Select The Converting Format And Convert The Video

    >> Than Access The Video Without Any Issue.


    I Hope That Info Is Usefully
     
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    What i do personal is edit the file regarding the wmv video to mp4 or rename it for the most part. I do it all the time on my Nexus 5 in regards to video when some video players can't play the video type. i see no problems of windows doing it.
     

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