WMV to DVD Video

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Rahsten, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Rahsten macrumors regular

    Rahsten

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    I have a whole bunch of WMV files that I need to record to a DVD Video in OS X. I tried just importing them to Toast and it failed when I went to burn. I then tried to convert them first using FFMPEG, but that failed as the WMVs are wmv3 or something like that...and the codec isn't there. Then I tried converting them to .avi and even .mov using Quicktime...that worked but then the files were marked with some Flip4Mac protection when you played them back (right in the center, making the files unwatchable). Also the files went from 200mb WMVs to like 800+mb in avi and mov. I really dont want them that big anyways. I know the mark is because I only use the trial FlipMac and that's only good for pretty much viewing wmv...not any of the conversion stuff...and I don't want to purchase Flip4Mac just to burn a few DVDs.

    So, can anyone tell me a free way to get these WMVs onto a DVD video. I really didn't think it was going to be this great of a challenge and I'm hoping someone else out there has experience doing this and can help me out.

    Thank you,
    Rahsten:apple:
     
  2. bigandy macrumors G3

    bigandy

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    If Flip4mac (www.flip4mac.com) can't do it, you're stumped.

    I'm not sure how Toast uses plugins - if it doesn't use QuickTime plugins, then you'll have to transcode it to QuickTime or another Toast compatible format first.

    I'm pretty sure DVD Studio Pro can handle Flip4mac, but if you don't have that then Toast/F4m is the way to go.
     
  3. Rahsten thread starter macrumors regular

    Rahsten

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    so if flip4mac is the only way then that means I have to purchase it to get rid of the watermark tags on the video after transcoding?

    aargh. there has to be another way.
     
  4. axeldtf macrumors 6502

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  5. Amigalander macrumors regular

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    Why not use Visual Hub? I just tried it to make sure it worked, and it does. Just select DVD, then drag and drop your WMVs. It makes an iso for you with the video_ts folder, and will burn it to DVD if you choose.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I second VisualHub. It's a great program and supports so many formats.
     

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