how to convert .wmv to .mov/.avi/et al on osx??

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  1. charlestrippy macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, so I've been having some issues trying to convert .wmv files into files that I can place into idvd/imovie/etc (such as .mov or .avi) but I can't find any programs that accomplish this task..

    Bit of background, I'm a college student so obviously, money is tight - So i was curious as to if there is a freeware program (or even a shareware one) that will accomplish this task...hope so!
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Download and install the Popwire WMV-9 Component QuickTime codec.
     
  3. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks!!

    so this will let me convert .wmv without actually registering/purchasing the popwire thing?
     
  4. 7on macrumors 601

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    nope, you still need to buy it.
     
  5. andysmith macrumors 6502

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    Only if you want to export to WMV :)

    You will be able to do what you want with Popwire in conjunction Quicktime Pro.
     
  6. charlestrippy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    killer! i just want these few .wmv i have and make them .mov's
     
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    Reply to a deleted spam post:

    Don't take this WMV Converter thingie the above poster so obviously spammed. He posted it just some time ago in another thread about the exact opposite.
     
  8. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Was this a reply to a deleted response? Because if it was a reply to MisterMe's post it is mistaken.
     
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    Yes, it was a reply to a spam post that also occured in another thread.
     
  11. MotleyPete macrumors regular

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    Install flip4mac (free), then download MPEG Streamclip (free)

    It's pretty easy, just drag your WMV into the MPEG Streamclip window and export to whatever you want, or even better choose "save as" for quick and easy Quicktime mov files.
     

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