not ripping from DVDs
Thanks for the refs... but everyone is giving me info about software that is very much oriented toward ripping from DVDs and I have never said that is what I'm doing.
All I am trying to do is convert a large .wmv file to an mpeg or mp4 or something standard and smaller.
Everyone refers me to complex software for ripping copywritten DVDs... maybe because that is what they are doing.
All I'm doing is making a little video from a Google Earth tour that I created, like thousands of others... but just to send to my huge 7 person email list of family members.
Thanks for the warning though.