WMV to AVI Container Conversion

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Hi, if AVI is a container format that can hold WMV compressed video, then is there any way to switch the container on an WMV file so it becomes an AVI without it needing to be recompressed? reply


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asftools and virtualdub 1.3c used to be able to do that.
I think Microsoft salted the container at some point so those tools don’t work anymore. If your video is old enough (pre-windows media video 7) it might work.
other than that try ffmpeg. google ffmpeg change container for syntax. be warned your resulting file may or may not work.

if you were thinking of just getting it to avi so you can do something else to it (for example edit), may I suggest the wmv plugin for virtualdub?
http://home.comcast.net/~fcchandler/Plugins/WMV/index.html
for wmv9 you can use wmv9 vcm. you can use ffdshow-tryouts for wmv7 and 8 (and also 9) (under vfw settings, enable wmv7, 8, and 9). reply

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Thanks bud. Gave it a try but end file didn’t work as you warned (using ffmpeg). Just wanted to us a wmv file with an editing program that only reads avi but didn’t want t lose quality and wait for the conversion. I think I’ve found an alternative now though. reply

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Most AVIs contain a DivX, and require a QuickTime component to be used on a Mac. reply

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~> to convert dvd/iTunes video/wmv etc

http://www.melodycan.com/convert_video_to_avi_mp4.html reply

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I personally own a E.M. HD Video Converter, and it helps me not only convert your favorite videos to various HD (high definition) video formats like HD WMV Video, HD DivX Video, HD Xvid Video, HD H.264 Video, HD Quick Time Video, HD MPEG4 Video, HD FLV Video, HD TS Video, etc. but also create Blu-ray folder for PS3 and Blu-ray player. besides, E.M. HD Video Converter can easily burn all videos and AVCHD (mts, m2ts) to DVD, DivX DVD.
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