How to convert WMV to VCD (without XP Movie Maker)

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Kamlesh, Apr 16, 2004.

  1. Kamlesh

    Kamlesh Guest

    Hi,

    I am having some downloaded videos in Microsoft .WMV format. I want to
    convert them into VCD to watch them on VCD/DVD Player. How can I do
    this? Please note that I am NOT USING Windows XP. So Movie Maker is
    ruled out.

    I have the following stuff with me now:
    - Win98SE and Win2000.
    - Nero 5.x CD-Burning Software
    - Firewire Card
    - Compro VideoMate TV Gold Plus card

    Can I convert the WMV to VCD Format with my above configuration? I
    don't mind downloading some freeware software to do this.

    Regards,
    Kamlesh
     
    Kamlesh, Apr 16, 2004
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  2. Kamlesh

    funprice Guest

    If Nero doesn't accept the .wmv file as a source for a vcd compilation
    then try the mpeg1/2 encoder from www.pegasys.inc . It is called
    TMPGEnc and is freeware for mpeg1 encoding and that's the type of mpeg
    you need for vcd.

    If you use the wizard of the program you can not do much wrong in
    ending up with a file ready to burn with Nero in a vcd compilation.

    Good luck.
     
    funprice, Apr 16, 2004
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  3. Kamlesh

    Tmana Guest

    You may need to change the extension from wmv to asf for TMPGEnc to
    'see' it.

    Tom
     
    Tmana, Apr 16, 2004
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  4. Kamlesh

    Guest Guest

    Guest, Apr 18, 2004
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  5. Kamlesh

    Kamlesh Guest

    Hi All,

    I tried directly selecting the .wmv file in Nero. It works fine.

    What I noticed is that a single .wmv file is of size 55MB and it plays
    the video for 1 Hour 05 Minutes. Here the file size is just 55 MB.
    But when NERO puts in a VCD, the same gets fit in one CD. It almost
    takes ONE FULL CD. Why is this so?

    Does it mean that WMV is in a compressed format thats why it just
    takes about 55MB for a 1 Hour video?

    Regards,
    Kamlesh
     
    Kamlesh, Apr 23, 2004
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