Author Topic: Converting WMV files to play on the WDTV  (Read 19732 times)

February 10, 2009, 04:53:25 AM
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jayallan

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For anyone who wants to experiment with converting WMVHD VC-1 WMA Pro toa playable file, try these steps. An 8 Gb 1080p WMV takes about 12 minutes on a fast PC.

You need two programs: SUPER Converter and XVID4PSP (Google them) both are free.

-Super converter: choose MKV as the container, Stream Copy the Video, Disable Audio
-XVID4PSP: open WMV and DISABLE Video, Put Audio on AC3 640k, press Encode
-Choose Tools from XVID4PSP and start TSMUXER. Now open both the WMV file you got in step one and the AC3 file you got in step 2 and MUX them into a TS file.

The resulting TS file will play perfectly on the WD, as is the 8 Gb file doing now. Just delete the MKV and the AC3 file.
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March 28, 2009, 05:19:22 AM
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Hi Jayallan,

i tried this process but the audio and movie ts file that was created is out of sync. Any tips what to check to fix this?

Thanks

Craig

April 03, 2009, 01:21:13 PM
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Hello, I tried this process, my machine pretty much ran all night to process, but now I cannot find any output for the audio AC3 file.  I found the output file for the video converted to MKV, but without the AC3 file I cannot take the final step for the muxer.  Any idea what I should do from here, or why it did not covert the audio?  Also, I don't find the option for x264 Standalone BluRay on the dropdown, I only see x264: *scratchpad*.  Lastly, when I was setting it up, I set the output for a separate external hard drive than the one I was sourcing from (drive H as the output and drive G as the source), but the video conversion went to drive G (took a while to find it).  Any suggestions...I suppose I should try to convert only the audio the second time around, and the try to use the muxer?  Thanks.

April 03, 2009, 02:30:08 PM
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sorry, never mind regarding the part of not being able to fine the audio file converted to AC3, I failed to hit the Enqueue button before I started the process....I did this step separately and it went pretty fast.  As you can tell I'm feeling my way through this!

April 04, 2009, 02:59:39 PM
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Just found this forum and glad I did.  We love our WDTV and one of the reasons we got it was to view our pics and videos from our digital camera.  Like other folks I have seen online though, we have an audio problem and it has not been resolved in the latest firmware release.

I use a Kodak cam that takes 720p video in .MOV format.  When played back, WD shows " Audio ch 1 (unsupported)"  I'm looking for a simple one-step audio track conversion process.  I've seen so many programs to convert that I am dizzy but I believe it can be done quickly and simply.  Any thoughts?  This is not high quality audio obviously, but the video is good and I don't want to touch it, if possible.

Any help greatly appreciated.

May 19, 2009, 05:11:20 AM
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Just found this forum and glad I did.  We love our WDTV and one of the reasons we got it was to view our pics and videos from our digital camera.  Like other folks I have seen online though, we have an audio problem and it has not been resolved in the latest firmware release.

I use a Kodak cam that takes 720p video in .MOV format.  When played back, WD shows " Audio ch 1 (unsupported)"  I'm looking for a simple one-step audio track conversion process.  I've seen so many programs to convert that I am dizzy but I believe it can be done quickly and simply.  Any thoughts?  This is not high quality audio obviously, but the video is good and I don't want to touch it, if possible.

Any help greatly appreciated.
I have the same problem. Can anyone help?

June 11, 2009, 07:43:46 AM
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Why don't you use this? Tool for WMV/WMA Pro to MKV/AC3 conversion: http://www.sipper.nl/setup.exe
Requirements:
-latest PCH firmware (with MKV/VC1 support)
-Haali Media Splitter
Tested on XP and Vista. You need to be an administrator when installing!

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April 11, 2011, 07:23:32 PM
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have you tried bigasoft total video converter?
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