Quicktime to Windows Media Convertion

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  1. michael-appleru macrumors regular

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    I Need to convert .mov and .dv (Quicktime files) to .wmv (Windows Media file)

    Because I have a Mac and everyone else has windows so to share my video that I have made I need have the files .wmv (and no they wont get quicktime)

    FLIP4MAC DOESNT LET ME HAVE THE OUTPUTTED FILES LONGER THAN 30 SEC.

    IT NEEDS TO BE FREE


    I make my movie with iMovie HD 5.0.2


    Thanks...i think...(hopefully)
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Why should you have to alter your processes and spend money (there are no free converters as MS own the wmv format and anyone who wants to make a conversion program must purchase a license from MS so they have to make that money back by charging for the program) when all your friends need to do is download some free software?

    You can't make the movie into a standard .mpg or .mp4 file? They're pretty much cross-platform.

    I'd just tell your mates to stop being little stupid buggers and download Quicktime or they won't get your movies.
     
  3. michael-appleru thread starter macrumors regular

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    well some people are teachers and the files are assignments and the teachers WILL NOT download anything (including Quicktime)

    Nice try though!
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Er?

    Free? I've NEVER heard of a free program that converts to wmv.

    Sorry for not being helpful.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    There is none. If the OP wants to convert video to WMV, he must reach into his pocket and extract some folding green. Chundles is correct. MPG is cross-platform. Windows Media Player will play it and you don't have to pay for a transcoder.
     
  6. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yeah...

    Quicktime Pro outputs into wmv, I believe. Yes, I KNOW YOU WANT IT TO BE FREE, but $30 isn't all that much for an important project.
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Not without the paid version of Flip4Mac, it doesn't.
     
  9. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I have QuickTime Pro but not the paid version of Flip4Mac and it lets me export a video to a wmv.
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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    With a massive watermark in the video though doesn't it? Mine certainly does.
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Try FFMPEGX, that can convert to MSMPEG 1 and 2, which should be playable on Windows Media Player.

    EDIT

    According the Wikipedia they are supported.
     
  12. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Nope, no watermark. But it only exports 30 seconds of video, sorry. :p
     
  13. briantology macrumors 6502

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    I have the same question as the OP. So with QuickTime Pro, you can only export 30 seconds of video to .WMV? And the only way to convert the whole video to .WMV is to buy, say, Flip4Mac or whatever? And MPG (mpeg1) could be used instead as it can play on windows? Also, how bad does mpeg make the quality of a video? Thanks, and sorry for all the questions.
     
  14. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Oh, for Pete's sake--you can make an MPEG-1 file of whatever quality you want. Your major constraint is file size.
     
  15. briantology macrumors 6502

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    Mmmmmm, I seeeeee... I'll have to fiddle around, but thanks.
     

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