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Maurice Arthur 05-06-2007 11:03 PM

K3B Video Quick Time Movie File change to WMV
Hi Mepis users

Have Quicktime video movie files and need to change to WMV files in order to Burn to disk with K3B and use on my DVD player
Any help on this one


David the H. 05-07-2007 01:22 AM

Why would you need WMV? That's the worst choice you could make; a proprietary codec controlled by one company. Most standalone players can't even recognize it. You should be using mpeg2 because that's the native format for DVD. Most players will also handle mpeg1 as well if you want to fit more video onto a disk and aren't worried about the picture quality.

Have a look at avidemux. In spite of the name it's a general multimedia transcoder that can handle lots of formats. It isn't too difficult to use either. Just make sure your output falls within the specs for DVD playback and you shouldn't have any trouble.

If you're not stuck in graphics mode, there are some good cli tools also. I prefer to use transcode myself, outputting to mpeg2enc.

I also recommend dvdstyler for authoring the dvd menu system. Some players may be able to play back a disk with raw mpeg files on it, but it's usually better to have a properly authored disk.

Maurice Arthur 05-07-2007 05:13 PM

Quicktime to mpeg
Hi David theH

Thanks for reply

Have been able to change Quicktime to AVI format

Only mpeg video seem to play on my home Mizuda DVD player

Can play avi files on computer but not on Mizuda.


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