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ionmich 12-27-2005 09:42 AM

Convert .wmv to .mpeg
 
Can someone recommend a .wmv to .mpeg converter for SUSE 9.3 that DOESN'T need Mplayer? Perhaps one based on the xine libs.

Thanks.

MassDosage 12-27-2005 10:30 AM

I've used "transcode" and "mencoder" in the past to convert between different video formats, not sure if either required mPlayer though...

mokele 12-27-2005 10:45 AM

you can also try thislink
I use it to encode wav to mp3. Works fine to me

-W

muddywaters 12-27-2005 01:29 PM

Take a look at ffmpeg. It manages to convert most video I've thrown at it including video with wmv codecs.

ionmich 12-28-2005 09:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muddywaters
Take a look at ffmpeg. It manages to convert most video I've thrown at it including video with wmv codecs.

Thanks everyone. I chose ffmpeg mainly because most of the nine associated files were on the packman web site.

ionmich 12-29-2005 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muddywaters
Take a look at ffmpeg. It manages to convert most video I've thrown at it including video with wmv codecs.

Attempts to convert .wmv files to .mpeg files using "ffmpeg" produce either severe degradation or if using the "- sameq" option MUCH larger files. Is this normal? I am trying to edit/splice various format family video files. I chose to convert everything to .mpeg in order to save disk space, and to be able to use "avidemux2". Am I barking up the wrong tree?

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

muddywaters 12-31-2005 12:28 PM

Sorry to hear ffmpeg isn't working for you. I mostly use it to convert avi but have converted wmv1 and wmv2. Have noticed some conversions have come out 'blocky'(my best technical term).
Have you tried altering the frame rate or bitrate, or trying 2 passes?
Maybe if you describe your video problem a little more clearly one of the video wizards will have an answer. Sorry I can't be more help :(


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