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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Wed 11-Sep-13 18:33:28
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Software convert .WMV file so can play on normal DVD player


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I'm looking for a suitable utility to convert an 8 minute .WMV file so it can be played on an ordinary DVD player. I've no idea what sort of DVD player the school where it will be played has so I would expect to be able to create file(s) that can go in the VIDEO_TS folder of a video DVD.

There seems to be many such utilities, but I've no way really assessing the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Any useful suggestions?

[Edit: typo]

Tony
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Edited by cheshire_man (Wed 11-Sep-13 18:34:18)

Standard User longedge
(member) Wed 11-Sep-13 18:38:39
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Do you know for sure that it is required on a DVD? All schools in my area have Interactive Whiteboards with PCs hooked up to them. A .wmv might be OK 'as is'.
Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Wed 11-Sep-13 18:43:07
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I've been asked if the school can play the DVD. As I have no direct contact with the school I've no idea what equipment the school have, I do know they want to play it in an assembly.

It's very likely they'll have DVD playing equipment, the email I've received refers to DVD, hence my OP.

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Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Wed 11-Sep-13 19:10:19
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Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Wed 11-Sep-13 19:23:34
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I use freestudio, which just seems to work, but avoid the extras (junkware) on installation

http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/index.htm

ps: its free too !
Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Wed 11-Sep-13 21:36:10
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I've just found there's a utility on Windows 7 - Windows DVD Maker - that does exactly what I needed.

I've run it, burned the DVD, and successfully played it on our home DVD player.

Ah well, something else learned this evening grin

Tony
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Standard User Alexbrown012
(newbie) Thu 03-Oct-13 08:28:37
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In reply to a post by ggremlin:
I use freestudio, which just seems to work, but avoid the extras (junkware) on installation

http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/index.htm

ps: its free too !


Yeah freestudio is a good option, i'm also using this one one.
Standard User bieker
(newbie) Thu 17-Oct-13 03:35:39
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Standard User ukhardy07
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 17-Oct-13 17:04:38
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I bet my life it'll just be a windows XP or 7 computer you use to present on, hooked up to a smartboard or a projector. Of course DVD will work on anything
Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Thu 17-Oct-13 17:15:37
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Maybe, I have no direct contact with the school. As I said earlier
In reply to a post by cheshire_man:
I've been asked if the school can play the DVD. As I have no direct contact with the school I've no idea what equipment the school have, I do know they want to play it in an assembly.

It's very likely they'll have DVD playing equipment, the email I've received refers to DVD, hence my OP.
The school have now finished with the DVD so whatever format they could have used DVD format was fine.

Tony
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Standard User peachyco
(newbie) Fri 18-Oct-13 10:02:31
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As for converting the videos into DVD disc, depending on what OS you're using, I believe Windows can do that itself within Explorer or Movie Maker. Otherwise you'd have to use custom software like AppGeeker which will convert and burn the videos into DVD to a playable DVD in one process.

http://www.appgeeker.com/convert/burn-wmv-to-dvd.html

It may be other options out there, for sure.
Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Fri 18-Oct-13 10:13:01
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If you read the whole thread you'll see I did that some time ago. That is a danger of threaded rather than flat mode.

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(newbie) Mon 28-Oct-13 07:36:05
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Standard User pcologist
(learned) Mon 21-Apr-14 07:19:09
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Very nice it is too Andrew! I remember well in the early 60's having this for tea in the mess every night.....that says a lot for the menu that was available!!

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