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    convert quicktime .mov to .wmv HELP!!!

    Can this be done?

    TIA

    Dan

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    Re: convert quicktime .mov to .wmv HELP!!!

    well, you can convert it to avi with rad video tools

    http://www.radgametools.com/bnkdown.htm

    and to wmv with windows media encoder

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...r/default.aspx

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    Re: convert quicktime .mov to .wmv HELP!!!

    I will try it, thank you!!

    Dan

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    Re: convert quicktime .mov to .wmv HELP!!!

    Um, DPDan, are you on Windows or Macintosh, or both? That makes a difference in terms of the tools available to you.

    Could you please provide details?

    I assume you are talking about a video file. Is this correct?

    What is the size of the file you need to convert, in megabytes? What is the length of the video in minutes?

    If you can't find any suitable Windows tools I may be able to convert it for you on my Mac.

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    Re: convert quicktime .mov to .wmv HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheat Williams
    Um, DPDan, are you on Windows or Macintosh, or both?
    both

    Quote Originally Posted by wheat Williams
    That makes a difference in terms of the tools available to you.
    I know

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheat Williams
    Could you please provide details?
    I assume you are talking about a video file. Is this correct?
    Yes of course, mov is short for movie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheat Williams
    What is the size of the file you need to convert, in megabytes?
    53

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheat Williams
    What is the length of the video in minutes?
    8

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheat Williams
    If you can't find any suitable Windows tools I may be able to convert it for you on my Mac.
    The quicktime link I want to convert to wmv can be found here.

    I already converted it to AVI on my G5, and it was horrible video quality (using high video settings) and also caused the file to be 168 mb., which is of course useless.

    Have at it my friend
    Dan

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    Re: convert quicktime .mov to .wmv HELP!!!

    Sorry Dan. I can't do anything that you haven't already got available to you.

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    Re: convert quicktime .mov to .wmv HELP!!!

    Hi Wheat,
    thank you for trying.

    Dan

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    Re: convert quicktime .mov to .wmv HELP!!!

    Hi Dan,

    I have Final Cut and will try it in that.

    ~Paula

    Quote Originally Posted by DPDAN
    both



    I know



    Yes of course, mov is short for movie.



    53



    8



    The quicktime link I want to convert to wmv can be found here.

    I already converted it to AVI on my G5, and it was horrible video quality (using high video settings) and also caused the file to be 168 mb., which is of course useless.

    Have at it my friend
    Dan
    Cheers!
    Paula

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    Re: convert quicktime .mov to .wmv HELP!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DPDAN
    Can this be done?

    TIA

    Dan
    Well, I can do it and have done it, but hopefully others can do it in a more expedient manner.

    I can bring it into Lightwave as a background and render it with no foreground. This will give me an individual image for every frame, with no degradation in quality. Then I can comp the frames back together as whatever I want.

    As the saying goes: Don't try this at home. At least not unless you have a few hundred spare gigs of HD space laying around. This method will give me an uncompressed 32 bit image for every single frame.

    Don't do the math. It gets scary.

    Then, it gets compressed back to a useable level at output.

    Direct conversion is possible of course, but is so problematic that few sane people attempt it.

    Half (or more) of your direct converted file consists of trash. Information the new format does not need but is afraid to throw away.


    Michael

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    Re: convert quicktime .mov to .wmv HELP!!!

    Thank you Paula and Michael!

    I posted one of Gary's Quicktime videos in a topic called "watch and listen test your ears.

    I wanted to make a link that was available for windows users so they would be able to view it too.

    Thanks everyone!

    Dan

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