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Old 04-16-2006, 11:38 PM   #1
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Convert to WMV, ASF, or AMV?


I received a MP3/video player as a gift, but it only supports WMV, ASF, and AMV. There's absolutely no way to return this, as it's from a foreign country, so I'm stuck using a proprietary format.

What's the best application or utility to convert video files into one of these formats?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 02:30 PM   #2
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Sounds rotten. Stupid proprietary formats.

Your best bet for conversion is probably that old workhorse mplayer/mencoder. It can use Windows codecs and can convert almost any format into almost any other. Hopefully it will let you convert your files into a format your player will understand.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 09:34 AM   #3
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cant encode to wma

under linux, AFAIK... only read wma.

BUT, there is a free windows program (DbPowerAmp) thatll convert
mp3 to wma for you... and it runs just swell under wine.

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Not to be contrary, but the original poster seemed to be asking only about video conversion. Since he says it's an MP3 player, I assume that audio files aren't the problem. (And I can't imagine anyone actually choosing .wma over .mp3. )

A quick search of the mplayer man file says that the lavc codec can output to wmv7 and wmv8. Hopefully that will be good enough for him.
 
Old 04-28-2006, 10:05 PM   #5
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wmv

yes, I read wma when it was wmv, doh.

however I do use wma on my mp3 player...<blush>
cause I can get 2x songs on it...

How can I convert WMV2 to Xvid? (isnt wmv2 mpeg4 compatible?)
is asf just a container, or do I have to completely renencode.
 
  


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