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Windows 7: How to convert .wtv files

16 Jan 2014   #151
whs

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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For those type files I use a simple trick. I change the filetype of the file to e.g. .avi and then I run it thru the Freemake Video Converter. Then they play. Works great with e.g. .xesc files.

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16 Jan 2014   #152

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   #153
whs

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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   #154

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   #155

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   #156
whs

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

Free Video Converter | MP3 MP4 AVI 3GP MKV DVD | FREE Download

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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