1080p WMV to MOV, Can't Enjoy the Results

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  1. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    #1
    I had a 40 minute video and using QuickTime Pro, I cut out a 5:19 segment and saved it as a self-contained video. (From WMV to MOV)

    Original Video Specs:
    Audio:
    Codec - Windows Media Audio 2 (WMA2)
    Channels - Stereo
    Sample Rate - 44100 Hz
    Bits per Sample - 16

    Video:
    Codec - Windows Media Video VC1 (WVC1)
    Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    Frame Rate - 29.970088

    The original WMV video plays choppy in QuickTime and Quick Look, but fine in VLC and Plex. The saved 5:19 MOV file is choppy in QuickTime and Quick Look, VLC doesn't load it, and Plex crashes while loading it up.

    Have I done something wrong? Are there some other (better) media players out there or is there a plugin that will fix this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. smirk macrumors 6502a

    smirk

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    I'm not a video expert, but Quicktime is a container for various codecs. Perhaps when you exported the video you saved it using a format that requires very high CPU or one that isn't supported in those other players.

    When you export video in Quicktime you should be able to select the codec you want.
     
  3. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    Oh man do I ever feel stupid. I was selecting "Save As" rather then "Export." Thanks for the help!
     
  4. smirk macrumors 6502a

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