Good WMV converter w/o Watermark?

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    OldSkoolNJ

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    Now I have no problem buying a piece of software so recommend anything. Now I have my hands on a bunch of converters for doing all the converting I want for any type of video. I rarely ever get a WMV that I need to convert but I have come to one I need to. However I remember the last time I came across one no matter what converter I used it watermarked the video with "Created with FLip4Mac Trial" . Is this inherent and I have to buy the full version of Flip4Mac or is there a program that will convert with out the need of giving Micro$oft more money than I want to. Again I will take any and all suggestions. Thanks guys

    Kevin :apple:
     
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    dann e b

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    iSquint?

    Hi Kevin,
    I use iSquint which is the free version of Visualhub. It can't always handle the newest WMVs but it's good to try as it's a freebie. I've not actually tried VisualHub so cannot comment on that.

    Dan...
     
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    SilentPanda

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    I love visualhub. It's reasonably priced I think ($23ish last I checked) and converts most everything to numerous preset formats along with being able to create your own format (bit rate, etc). I haven't tried iSquint but sounds like they are fairly close to one in the same.
     
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    VLC will also convert from one format to another. Although I am not too sure how stable the Mac version is when converting.
     
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    You could also try ffmpgX, which is a little cheaper than VisualHub.
     
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    Eidorian

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    Milage may vary and it's flakey with WMV files.

    I've had it work just fine with other content.
     
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    r.j.s

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    Does iSquint or visualhub actually handle wmvs without flip4mac? In my experience the watermark was still there after trying to convert a wmv in isquint or mpegstreamclip.
     
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    Eidorian

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    iSquint and VisualHub do not use any Flip4Mac components.

    Are you trying to remove a watermark?
     
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    r.j.s

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    No, I was trying to convert a downloaded wmv into a mov. Anyway, my job bought me flip4mac so its not an issue anymore.
     
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    From A Buick 8

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    I know this is an old thread, but i have the same question. I have some .WMV files that i would like to convert, any free software that can do it.

    Actually what i would like is to combine and convert, i have looked at iSkySoft video converter and it looks like it does exactly what i am looking for, but i only need it for this one conversion and the $35 is a little steep.
     
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    Does the Mac version of Handbrake not work with WMV files? I know the PC version does.
     
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    aarond12

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    A great app in its time; it is no longer in development. No updates are being made for it.

    If the PC version does it, likely the Mac version does too. Due to a stupid VNC bug on Lion, I can't check now. I'll write back later if it doesn't work.
     
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    Darth.Titan

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    The Mac version of Handbrake does indeed convert .wmv
     
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    I will have to try HB again, the first time around I thought it did not work.
     

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