Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2008
    Posts
    23
    Converting .wmv help?
    Ok I'm out of ideas

    Ive searched the forums, spent hours on version tracker, download.com and I cannot for the life of me find a good video converter for .wmv -> .avi, .mp4 etc

    I've tried ffmpeg, however its not working for me.
    I'll drag + drop the file, hit encode, and after about 3 seconds its done.
    I know this isnt right. So when I try to open the file, nothing happens because the file size reads "0 bytes".

    Can anyone suggest a video converter that suits my needs?
    Or maybe someone that knows what I'm doing wrong with ffmpeg?

    BTW, I'm running an intel dual core 1.83 Ghz mac mini. 1GB of ram, 10.4.7 Tiger

  2. #2

    virtuoso's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 07, 2007
    Location
    Walnut, California
    Posts
    170
    Specs:
    MacBook. 2.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo. 5G 30GB iPod.
    try isquint
    it works pretty well for me, plus it's free.

  3. #3

    KeithTeeple's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 02, 2008
    Location
    Burlington, Ontario
    Posts
    450
    Specs:
    2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM MacBook, 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    To add to virtuoso's post, I love iSquint. It works great for me.

    Press any key to continue, or any other key to cancel.

    There are 10 kinds of people in the world: Those who understand binary
    and those who don't.

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2008
    Posts
    23
    Must be my bad luck or something, apparently isquint has been discontinued?

  5. #5

    virtuoso's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 07, 2007
    Location
    Walnut, California
    Posts
    170
    Specs:
    MacBook. 2.16Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo. 5G 30GB iPod.
    they've stopped updating and discontinued support for the software but you should still be able to download the latest release either from macupdate or version tracker.
    the latest release works with leopard.
    iSquint 1.5.2 software download - Mac OS X - VersionTracker

  6. #6

    Bluegrass's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2007
    Location
    Chichester, UK
    Posts
    166
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 2.4Ghz, 4GB memory, 160GB hard drive, Leopard, 20" Widescreen Samsung Display
    VersionTracker link just sends you to the main site which does not contain the download. However, MacUpdate link still works, go here:

    iSquint 1.5.2 - MacUpdate

  7. #7

    mrplow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    6,880
    Specs:
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone6s, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 9.7, AppleTV (4)
    Another vote for iSquint although it'll only convert to mp4

    If you want more output options then look to Visual Hub, it's commercial Big Brother.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

  8. #8

    Discerptor's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 02, 2005
    Posts
    1,229
    Specs:
    2.6GHz Core i7 15" MacBook Pro - 8GB DDR3 SDRAM - 750GB 7200 RPM HDD - GeForce 650M GT 1GB VRAM
    I vote for ffmpegX, since it will convert just about any format that comes to mind to just about any other format. And unlike Visual Hub, it doesn't cost money unless you register, and eve then it would be much less.

  9. #9

    tkim's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 30, 2008
    Posts
    293
    Specs:
    Black 2.2 GHz C2D, 4GB RAM, 160GB HD, Super Drive
    Quote Originally Posted by mrplow View Post
    Another vote for iSquint although it'll only convert to mp4

    If you want more output options then look to Visual Hub, it's commercial Big Brother.
    +1 for Visual Hub. It is commercial but it's worth the money IMHO. You can convert pretty much any file format to another. you can also burn them to DVD if you want. I believe it's only like $20 or something like that.
    Use not abuse the rep system!

  10. #10

    quicksilver's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 22, 2006
    Location
    Bristol, UK
    Posts
    318
    Specs:
    MBP, 2.0Ghz, 2GB RAM, 120GB HDD, 1991 Powerbook 100, Gen 2 Nano, Gen 1 Touch
    Another vote for Visual Hub. It's definitely worth the money. I haven't used any other app for a while since getting it.
    Oh...and only pretty girls use Macs...

  11. #11


    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2008
    Posts
    23
    I guess I should have noted in my first post, I'm running 10.4.7 Tiger, so is there any version of isquint still up for download that will work?

    Discerptor: I've tried ffmpeg, however it will convert for 3 seconds then stop and say that its complete. However when I go to the "converted" file, the size reads "0 bytes"

    Something is not right..

  12. #12

    Discerptor's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 02, 2005
    Posts
    1,229
    Specs:
    2.6GHz Core i7 15" MacBook Pro - 8GB DDR3 SDRAM - 750GB 7200 RPM HDD - GeForce 650M GT 1GB VRAM
    Did you point ffmpeg to a fully functional mencoder, etc. for your architecture when you first installed it?

  13. #13


    Member Since
    Sep 09, 2008
    Posts
    23
    Not too sure what you mean...
    I installed it a few weeks ago and i've completely forgotten what I did

    If you remember, can you post up the steps I should take?
    I remember there being some steps where I had to download and locate extra files in order for it to run properly

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Converting WMV Files!!
    By skierman in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 12-18-2010, 08:33 PM
  2. Converting from wmv
    By Emse in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-22-2007, 09:51 AM
  3. Converting .mov to .wmv
    By mac.chr in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-15-2007, 04:57 AM
  4. converting .wmv to .mp4
    By raidair21 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-17-2006, 01:32 PM
  5. Converting RM or WMV
    By smkmachrider in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-29-2005, 07:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •