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Old October 20th, 2009, 07:23 AM   #1
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Clients asking for WMV files for websites

Hi,

I usually make mpeg4 files using H.264 for customers wanting website material. I have a few that are worried that their clients won't have Quicktime and are therefore asking me for WMV compatible files.

Is there a good way of doing this?
I usually export my Quicktime Movie from sequence settings then convert with Mpeg Streamclip using H2.64 should I do this and just make it wmv and if so, which compression settings are to be recommended in this scenario?

Thanks a lot
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Old October 20th, 2009, 07:33 AM   #2
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I don't know what tool you should use to do this, but I can tell you that WMV (newest versions) are very similar to h.264 when it comes to bitrates and settings. Just use the same thing you would normally.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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Hi Chris.

There's an application called DV Kitchen for US$79.95. According to its specs page, it can export in WMV (amongst many others).

Tech Specs at DVcreators.net
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Old October 20th, 2009, 02:01 PM   #4
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I think you might want to look at Flip4Mac, it works for us / Battle Vaughan

link is: Telestream Flip4Mac WMV - Overview

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Old October 20th, 2009, 03:23 PM   #5
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Have you considered using a Flash video player to play the MP4 directly on the Web site? One suggestion is FlowPlayer, which I use regularly.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #6
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I take it convincing all of their clients to install VLC isn't a possibility?
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 06:05 PM   #7
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Hi Perrone, are you saying Compressor doesnt have a export to WMV setting?

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I don't know what tool you should use to do this, but I can tell you that WMV (newest versions) are very similar to h.264 when it comes to bitrates and settings. Just use the same thing you would normally.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 07:51 PM   #8
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No, I am not saying that. I've never seen or used compressor, so I don't know what the correct tool is. I don't have or use a Mac.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 08:33 PM   #9
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Sherif -- Unless Apple added it in the lastest version of FCP, WMV files are not native to Apple products, and you need an add-on app to handle. My former employer provided Flip4Mac, which is recognized by Sorenson Squeeze and other compression programs. Never got on well with Compressor --- way slow and fiddly in my experience --- so am not sure if Flip4Mac will plug in to Compressor or not. But hey, why would Apple support a Windows-specific format? Way to much niceness on their part...:) / Battle Vaughan
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 08:35 PM   #10
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I think you might want to look at Flip4Mac, it works for us / Battle Vaughan

link is: Telestream Flip4Mac WMV - Overview
+1 I have had Flip4Mac for some time and it works great for this.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 09:22 PM   #11
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No, I am not saying that. I've never seen or used compressor, so I don't know what the correct tool is. I don't have or use a Mac.
Hey Perone
You do realise this is the Non-Linear Editing on the Mac forum ? ;-)

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Old October 23rd, 2009, 09:54 PM   #12
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I only jumped in to make a quick comment on creating wmv files since it's something I do nearly weekly. Got dragged into the rest..

I'll steer clear next time.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 09:01 AM   #13
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I had to resort to setting up a BootCamp WinXP SP3 partition to use Windows Media Encoder. I export using QT conversion from the timeline to AVI - DV PAL, quality high or best 16:9 for input into WME.

I have Flip4Mac on order (I work in govt department so jump through hoops of admin and weeks/mths for procurements)

Our new desktop role-out across the organisation resulted in only WMV8 video being compatible. WMV9 pixelate and display block colours. So, Flip4Mac will beof no use as I understand it does not support WMV8.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 10:29 AM   #14
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I just checked, Compressor in the FCS3 package does export to wmv, it doesnt have an easy setup but google on the topic and there is lots of help, its seems easy to do, and i'll try it out.


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Sherif -- Unless Apple added it in the lastest version of FCP, WMV files are not native to Apple products, and you need an add-on app to handle. My former employer provided Flip4Mac, which is recognized by Sorenson Squeeze and other compression programs. Never got on well with Compressor --- way slow and fiddly in my experience --- so am not sure if Flip4Mac will plug in to Compressor or not. But hey, why would Apple support a Windows-specific format? Way to much niceness on their part...:) / Battle Vaughan
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Old October 24th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #15
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I can't find WMV options in Compressor 3.5.1. It used to appear under a QT export option even just in QTPro, however it was a demo ver that was limited to 30s duration - you had to buy the full Flip4Mac package.
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