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Converting AVIs?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Monday, November 13, 2006
14 years ago4,679 views

Does anyone know how to convert these to other formats, like MPG or WMV?

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I can't play them in Windows Media Player or open them in Windows Media Maker. I can only open them in the DivX player, but the DivX converter shows an "unknown error" when opening them.

(This is a CC-licensed interiew with Lawrence Lessig netzpolitik.org/2006/aktionrem ...)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

download VLC:
videolan.org/vlc/

awesome player, that plays everything!!

give it a try Philipp

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I'm looking for a conversion utility myself too. I have an wmv and it should be converted to mpg to create a DVD. Or if you know some freeware that can make a DVD from a wmv file, that should do too ;-)

(Sorry for the OT thing, but Philipp started ;-))

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

how about Virtualdub?

virtualdub.org/

dont know if it will bring any good Art-One, but give it a try..
(i know it can convert MPG files to AVI files..)

OhSoSimple [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I use Video Cleaner Lite,which is alright,but my favorite that does just about everything i throw at it is ConvertMovie 4.1

riverpast.com/

movavi.com/

Here's links to stuff i have bookmarked but haven't tried

boilsoft.com/
aone-soft.com/
videozilla.net/

A good resource on video is videohelp.com/

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Philipp,

I have converted the avi format to wma format, you can download them at
threadssearch.com/philipp/

Good Luck

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Online file conversion: zamzar.com/
Bad bit is you have to upload, check your e-mail then download, good bit is it's free

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

My file is 390 MB :< , zamzar.com just goes until 100 MB...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Thanks Pokemo! I was actually trying to convert this to WMV/ video...

Justin Pfister [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yeah.. I'd like to convert to WMV so I can play them on my Windows Media Center PC over the XBox360.. This is REALLY important for me. I do know that Vista will stream DivX though. Which is very good.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Strange, ConvertMovie 4.3 omits the sound when converting to WMV...

Justin Pfister [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Philipp, Could you post a little write-up on your main Blog about this conversion process?? I crawled the internet for a long time trying to find a solution for converting AVI --> WMV. All I could find was spammy looking software which I wasn't too interested in. I think the post would help a lot of people.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I recommend that anyone with command line experience tries FFMPEG.

Failing that, www.doom9.org has a selection of useful guides

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Justin, I just tried ConvertMovie per the advice above, but the sound was missing... I did use the trial version though, I didn't buy it yet...

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

There's something called Switch. The Basic Version works pretty well.

nch.com.au/switch/

Jeremy Mikkola [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I downloaded the first of the videos and I was able to open/play and re-encode in a program called 'SUPER'. It was able to make the video into a working .WMV. The website to download SUPER is:
erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

Kevin [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

VLC will play everything.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

SUPER is just a GUI to FFMPEG (and a few other utilities). In my opinion, FFMPEG command line gives better quality and more control over file size

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yeah, I always use ffmpeg. It comes with my Linux distribution and can convert almost everything to everything. I believe there is Windows version.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yeh, a windows version is freely available, and it comes with nearly all Linux distros. Best of all, it converts (nearly) everything and is free

pokemo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Hi Philipp,

Now you can covert them online to MPG or WMV using their service
zamzar.com/

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Thanks Pokemo, this is a nice service...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Also check: media-convert.com/

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