.ram and .wmv files

Feb 7, 2006 at 5:54pm

.ram and .wmv files

hello,
can anybody recommend a good macintosh utility for converting .ram and
.wmv files to .mov files for playback in jitter (preferably a
free/opensource one). i found flip4mac (http://www.flip4mac.com/), but
exporting is a “pro” feature. searching on google is turning up a
frustratingly large number of advertisements.
any tips would be greatly appreciated,
jeremy

#24311
Feb 7, 2006 at 7:01pm

it depends greatly on the codec used within the WMV files (since its
a container format, like quicktime).

Id suggest looking at FFMPEGX , which is an open source front end to
the ffmpeg en/de/trans-coder system. It can work miracles, but can be
a pain in the ass.

also try searching on http://www.macupdate.com, or http://www.versiontracker.com
there are a lot of utilities out there, but most that ive found arent
worth a lot.

Also, flip4mac 2.02 works really well, and the pro export component
works as advertised, right from QT (and jitter too, if you want to go
that route.. its pretty pain-free ).

You might also try checking out the DIVX Fusion codec for mac (now
Beta 2 I believe), which will let one decode any mpeg4/divx/xvid 3vix
files, many of which are in wmv container formats. that might be
worth a shot if your footage is DIVX wmv flavor.

good luck!

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#70121
Feb 8, 2006 at 10:00am

MPEG Streamclip can open & convert .wmv’s and it’s
free. It can aslo demux & convert mpeg files, which
makes it a must-have video utility imho.
It’s at:
http://www.alfanet.it/squared5/mpegstreamclip.html
cheers
Roger

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