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Windows 7: How to convert .wtv files


16 Jan 2014   #151

Windows 7 professional
 
 

Interesting. Maybe the question should be why Microsoft forces proprietary formats in the first place.

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16 Jan 2014   #152
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is indeed a good question. The MS Expression Screen Recorder produces .xesc files that even VLC cannot deal with - and that for a $199 program. Then you have to send it thru 2 passes of a mighty encoder that takes 3 minutes of encoding for each minute of recording - on an i7 desktop with 8GB of RAM - a lot more time on a lesser system. The output is a .wmv file. My trick with the filetype change and Freemake is a LOT faster - in fact about 20 times faster for an .avi conversion. .wmv is a bit slower..
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06 Feb 2014   #153

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I use Any-Video-Converter (freeware) and successfully convert wtv-files to mp4-format ... but there are PLENTY of output options to choose from!
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06 Feb 2014   #154

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
I Take WTV To WMV To DVD But............

I have been converting movies recorded in the WTV format using Windows Movie Maker which
changed the movie into WMV and that is the only format my burn program (So Think Movie DVD Maker) will
accept. The process is time consuming. I like So Think Movie DVD Maker as it is easy to use and I can place
several movies on the DVD.

Any suggestions to make this process easier? And faster?

Thanks
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06 Feb 2014   #155
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try Freemake, it may convert it. I have no WTV file to test it but Freemake converts most anything.

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If it does not work initially, change the filetype to .wmv (disregard the warning) and try then to convert it to .wmv. I had success with that little trick on some other strange filetype.
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02 Jun 2014   #156

7 Pro64 Hopefully
 
 

Why EXACTLY is anyone still posting to this? M$ in their infinite knowledge KILLED TV. They even killed InternetTV! Netflix soon to follow?! Comcast and the other cable morons did so also! Their ONLY selling point! If you have to have an external tuner, remote, power and tune to 3/4 why not go SAT! So whats left? An obsolete technology that records only terrestrial when you are close enough? Or you're using as a capture card thru 3/4 to an obsolete tech? This also means dump ALL tuner cards ASAP! The other question is why we still pay extra for a TV with QAM? All TVs with a built-in tuner is a waste unless you have a transmitter up your @! WTV is a dead horse STOP beating it already!
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02 Jun 2014   #157

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Offsprung View Post
Why EXACTLY is anyone still posting to this? M$ in their infinite knowledge KILLED TV. They even killed InternetTV! Netflix soon to follow?! Comcast and the other cable morons did so also! Their ONLY selling point! If you have to have an external tuner, remote, power and tune to 3/4 why not go SAT! So whats left? An obsolete technology that records only terrestrial when you are close enough? Or you're using as a capture card thru 3/4 to an obsolete tech? This also means dump ALL tuner cards ASAP! The other question is why we still pay extra for a TV with QAM? All TVs with a built-in tuner is a waste unless you have a transmitter up your @! WTV is a dead horse STOP beating it already!
That is your pretty worthless opinion. I use my three TV tuners to record off air channels in the Indianapolis TV market, I use my PC's to stream Netflix, Amazon Prime Hulu and enjoy a ton of good programming. The technology is not dead. I don;t have cable as I have no need.
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03 Jun 2014   #158

7 Pro64 Hopefully
 
 

My opinion? Win8 does not support. M$ no longer supports WTV in Windows 7! And MR RUDE! I did say UNLESS YOU HAVE A TRANSMITTER UP YOUR @! What does HULU AMAZON, etc have to do with WTV files?! WMC7 even support them without shelling out? It seems to me since M$ bailed on TV(WTV) there are plenty of alternates out there! Instead of converting WTV maybe one should find an alternative tuner program that saves in a NORMAL format! WTV is a DEAD HORSE! not an opinion! FACT! WMC pretty close to same!
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03 Jun 2014   #159

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Offsprung View Post
My opinion? Win8 does not support. M$ no longer supports WTV in Windows 7!
Don't know what planet you are on, but MS have not 'killed TV' -

Windows 8 -I built a Windows 8 Pro x64 rig recently and WMC TV worked just fine with various tuners. I even tried an old Vista TV card which worked OK when installed in Vista compatability mode.

Windows 7 - as I type this in the UK I'm watching Freeview HD on a second Windows 7 pc. Quad HD tuner - more channels than your average set top PVR or DVD recorder. Sure it records in wtv, but that's not a problem if you just want to time-shift. For programs I want to keep, I have several apps that can convert or edit out ads eg VideoRedo.
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03 Jun 2014   #160

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Offsprung View Post
My opinion? Win8 does not support. M$ no longer supports WTV in Windows 7! And MR RUDE! I did say UNLESS YOU HAVE A TRANSMITTER UP YOUR @! What does HULU AMAZON, etc have to do with WTV files?! WMC7 even support them without shelling out? It seems to me since M$ bailed on TV(WTV) there are plenty of alternates out there! Instead of converting WTV maybe one should find an alternative tuner program that saves in a NORMAL format! WTV is a DEAD HORSE! not an opinion! FACT! WMC pretty close to same!
You have no idea what you are talking about. Windows 7 supports and uses Media Center. That is also available for a small fee if you want it in Windows 8. Window 7 or 8 does not play Blu Ray either without aditional purchases. Infact 8 does not support DVD playing either. Does that mean DVD's and Blu Rays are doomed?
I was pointing out that is is easily possible to use Windows 7 as a media hub. I know I can and do. I have no idea what your are on but you need to read facts not just spout junk.
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