Quicktime-Media converters?

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11-18-2004 05:11 PM

hey, does ne 1 know wher to get a coverter tht will save quicktime video files as windows media files?... im reallly stuck and cant find nefin..can ne1 help?
richie! reply


11-18-2004 10:03 PM

(I presume you mean you want to convert a QuickTime file (extension .mov or .qt) into a Windows Media file (extension .asf or .wmv))
1. You should check the QuickTime file’s codec. Open the file in QuickTime, click movie, then choose 'get movie properties'. On the left drop-down menu choose video track. On the right drop-down menu choose format. The codec is listed on the 'data format' line. If it’s a cross-platform codec like Indeo or Cinepak (meaning it can be in either a QuickTime or avi container) then go to step 3. If it’s a QuickTime-only codec (like Sorenson or 'video'), then go to step 2.
2. If it’s a QuickTime-only codec the conversion has to be in two steps. You have to convert it to an avi first, then you can convert it to Windows Media. Your two options are to use QuickTime Pro ($30 from Apple) or Rad Video Tools (free). From some of the posts on the board, it appears Rad sometimes has glitches converting audio; if that happens to you then just get QuickTime Pro. When doing your conversion to avi, I advise choosing a lossless codec or no compression, so that there is no loss in quality. (The avi file may be big though).
3. If you’re from step 1, just feed the QuickTime file into Windows Media Encoder; if you’re from step 2, feed the intermediate avi into Windows Media Encoder. Then just encode! If you have Windows XP you can substitute Windows Media Encoder with Windows Movie Maker, but you won’t get as many options.

QuickTime Pro: http://www.apple.com/quicktime
RAD Video Tools: http://www.radgametools.com/bnkdown.htm
Windows Media Encoder: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/9series/encoder/default.aspx

For those who like to tinker with things you could convert to MPEG-1 instead of avi using TMPGENC from http://www.tmpgenc.net and the QuickTime plugin from http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/4942/svcd.html
Then step 3 would be the same.
Also if you want to play with older asf/wmv codecs you can get Windows Media Encoder 7 at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0ab51dc-e509-4bc2-ae47-507856f9ddc3&displaylang=en
or the older Netshow Tools (google for nstools.exe - Microsoft doesn’t carry it on their site anymore) reply


11-19-2004 02:23 PM

thnx 4 da help mate
ill try tht...
cya! reply


11-28-2004 04:48 PM

I read your quest for converting quicktime files...
Its very easy...
Open quicktime, on top where you read ( File )
check for ( Export )...
Whell then...just choose format to save to..
Thats it...:)
Stay whell...
Portugal...yahhhhhhhh reply


11-28-2004 09:30 PM
1,580 posts

(to ace)
That’s what you’d do if you had QuickTime Pro, and it’s indeed very easy. Regular QuickTime doesn’t allow you to do any editing (the export and many other functions do not appear in the menus) reply


12-24-2004 05:05 AM

I’m trying to convert a quick time file .mov to a windows media file. I downloaded the RadVideo Tools like someone suggested but didn’t have any luck in the conversion process. Can someone help me out. I don’t think I’m doing this right ?:( reply


12-25-2004 02:21 AM
1,580 posts

(to aaathene)
You start bink, then you’ll a menu to select a file. Don’t double click the file! Just click it once to highlight. Then click convert. Then you have a popup and you can follow the instructions from there. Note: Remember you have to convert to avi first. You can’t convert the Windows Media immediately. Then you have to use Windows Media Encoder or Movie Maker to encode the avi to wmv. reply


01-09-2005 12:46 AM

so now the question in reverse. how do i convert a windows media file to something quicktime can read. i’m on a mac os 10.3.6. thanks much in advance! reply


01-17-2005 11:23 PM

I found this while doing a Google search. I have the same question as the last poster: how do I go about converting a WMV. into a MOV.?

Thanks for any feedback. reply


01-25-2005 03:57 PM

Haha, Same question as above. Im working on a rough cut of a video for some music Im working on, and Im being sent nice video files, tho they are all .wmv and I want to convert them as any readable quicktime format, so I can export them from quicktime pro in the format that imovie reads (which I already understand how to do).

I’ve searched around abit, found nada. Aside from this thread at least ;)

Thanks! reply


02-08-2005 10:52 PM
michael at PVS

Same as above, I have Final Cut Pro HD and Compressor, and I am a professional video editor. I constantly have people give me dubious .wmv files and want them on a DVD. I bet most people on this forum are PC users, but if anyone knows how to convert .wmv to .mov, .avi, any mpeg format (Compressor crunches everything but .wmv) or anything that is not Windows-media specific, please tell me.

Macs don’t use .exe, so if you find a windows app, it’s not helping. reply


02-09-2005 12:07 PM
sunny may

Please try Alive Video Converter, you can download it from: http://www.alivemedia.net/videoconverter.htm reply


02-10-2005 12:04 AM

erm, that helps nada. It’s PC program. Unless Im mistaken, were lookin for a Mac prog.... reply


02-10-2005 03:34 PM
1,580 posts

(to the last three people, who wanted to convert from wmv to qt, but on a mac)
There’s a few tools listed on this page (read the later posts, as the first few are slightly off the mark)
Most tend to be commercial products though. The only one I see on that page that’s freeware is ffmpeg x. reply


02-26-2005 10:00 PM

How do you make a WMV into a Quicktime File?
I am trying to find a program that can turn the Animation Clip I have created into a viewable file to see on my website.

URL: http://www.geocities.com/rippingsoul/index.html

I have been completing Anime Episodes and colaberating them on Movie Maker 2. So I need to convert them to A quick time File. I have been asking people from all forums that couold help me and they don’t seem to reply to me. so since you know the reverse of what I need to get done.. do you happen to know how to help me?

-Thank You,

Mary K. Sullivan
MagikBoom Studios!


04-01-2005 03:42 PM

Is there a difference btwn Quicktime on a PC and a Mac? I have a movie made on iMovie and want to convert it to a Windows Media compatible file, but even when I convert it to an .avi and feed it into the Windows Media Encoder, it will not accept the source as valid. Is this because it was created on a Mac and is incompatible on my PC? Do I need to export the file in a different format from iMovie--I’ve tried it in a .dv and .avi format but nothing works. I just want to get this file into a PC compatible format. reply


04-01-2005 10:43 PM

hey all
im not really into these stuff but yesterday i recorded a video using the kodak digi cam.. and of course i got a .mov file to convert.. ive tried quicktime and rad as well but both is unsuccessful.. i think im doing something wrong.. anywayz anyone here is free enough to convert it for me and send it to me through my email or something.. please..... i need it soo much.. thanks reply


04-04-2005 03:31 PM

Thank-you! That was what I am looking for. ^___^
I will try it out, and post how I did. ^_^
Thank you again,


A.K.A: Mary K. Sullivan
MagikBoom Studios! and THE YAMNA SAGA PROJECT
http://www.geocities.com/rippingsoul/index.html reply


04-12-2005 01:43 PM

Hey everyone,

I have been looking into this a long time, and I have actually found something!

Go to www.flip4mac.com it costs money... but it is real!
It works on Mac OS X!

It has advanced options and is not overpiced...


P.S. You can also look at this link; http://www.moviecodec.com/topics/5146p1.html I am not sure what it is, but check it out. reply


05-30-2005 02:36 AM

is there any software which converts wmv files to mpeg? im using mac os 10.3 and i cant seem to find any. please help!!! thanks in advance :-) reply


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