Mac OS forum

General discussion

Will a .wmv movie to play on a standard DVD player?

I have a .wmv movie I would like to burn to a DVD to play on a standard DVD player connected to my TV (not just on my computer). I have several pieces of software that can convert the .wmv file to another format, but don't know which format I should convert it to. Any suggestions?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Will a .wmv movie to play on a standard DVD player?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Will a .wmv movie to play on a standard DVD player?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
A standard DVD player

In reply to: Will a .wmv movie to play on a standard DVD player?

will not play a .wmv file, even if it is on a DVD disk.

The .wmv file must first be converted DVD format. You will end up with two folders, Video TS and Audio TS.
Burn those to a DVD and it should be readable by a standard DVD player.

What file converters do you have? wmv does not play well with converters


P

Collapse -
My converters

In reply to: A standard DVD player

I have three converters: Handbrake, VLC, and the converters in Roxio Toast 10

Collapse -
(NT) Don't think any of those will convert wmv files

In reply to: My converters

Collapse -
Thanks, anyway

In reply to: Don't think any of those will convert wmv files

Bummer . . . but thanks for trying to help me anyway.

Collapse -
VisualHub

In reply to: My converters

The best Mac software I've ever used to convert videos is VisualHub. Unfortunately, it is no longer supported or produced, but you should be able to download a copy. It's simple to use and will convert from just about any format to any format. It's also much faster at doing so than anything else I've tried.

I've used VisualHub almost exclusively to convert video files for my podcast (link in my sig to see the quality). I generally convert from HDV 1080i down to either 360p for iPod/iPhone viewing or 720p for YouTube HD, but it works great for DVD production as well. There are plenty of options for that.

--
Ricky

Message was edited by: admin to remove signature link which is prohibited in these forums. Please use your CNET profile for such. Thanks!

Collapse -
Signature Links

In reply to: VisualHub

are not permitted under the CNET Terms of Service.

Thanks

P

Collapse -
Whoops!

In reply to: Signature Links

Sorry about that! I read the terms and didn't see anything prohibiting signature links.

Collapse -
rem wmv video file

In reply to: Will a .wmv movie to play on a standard DVD player?

just read your post..have u tried win avi converter..i use that with many types of format and it worked well burning to dvd after conversion

Collapse -
WIN Converter?Where?

In reply to: rem wmv video file

Do you know where I can get that converter?

Collapse -
AVS

In reply to: WIN Converter?Where?

Collapse -
Windows Only - Not for Mac

In reply to: AVS

The AVI Converter you pointed me to, is for Windows only, not for Mac, and I am running a Macintosh platform (PowerPC Tower G5 with OSX 10.5)

Collapse -
Simple enough

In reply to: Will a .wmv movie to play on a standard DVD player?

I've been saving my videos as wmv files to save space. I regularly import these files into my editing/burning program (Premiere Elements) and burn them to DVD with no problems.

Collapse -
No, But...

In reply to: Will a .wmv movie to play on a standard DVD player?

You can't just copy a .wmv file to a DVD and expect your DVD player to play it.

HOWEVER, there are a whole slew of programs that will write a .wmv, .avi, .mpg, or any of the many compressed video file formats out there to a DVD and, in the process, convert them to the correct format to play on your player.

I use regular old (prit' near ancient now) Nero 7.

Collapse -
Remember, this is not a Windows problem

In reply to: No, But...

the OP has a Mac and a couple of these suggestions are for Windows.

Beware of AVS

They spam the forums, we delete on sight, and if you have a good product, you don't need to do that.

P

Collapse -
Playing wmv files

In reply to: Will a .wmv movie to play on a standard DVD player?

I know this doesn't really answer your query but for future reference, there are DVD players that will play wmv files. I have one that I bought for that reason.

Collapse -
yes it does

In reply to: Playing wmv files

Actually, that does answer the question exactly!

Collapse -
Which players?

In reply to: yes it does

Which players will do it. Is there a list somewhere? F.Y.I., I have a new Sony high def blue ray player, will that one do it?

Collapse -
Which players?

In reply to: Which players?

These are the only ones I can give you off the top of my head. Creative googling will show more.
Philips DVP5980 and its clone:
Ferguson D-880_HX

As for your Sony player - you didn't mention the model number so I can't help you. The user manual should tell you the answer.

Collapse -
NO

In reply to: Which players?

U should convert the videos to .vob or .avi(if your dvd player support divx).After converted, what you should do next is just inserting a blank DVD to the DVD drive of your PC, and then use no matter ImgBurn, Nero Express or whatever to author the generated vob files to DVD.

Collapse -
WMV Movie

In reply to: NO

the best prog to use is ConvertXtoDvd.it is easy to use and free if you know where to look for it.

Collapse -
Not even close,

In reply to: WMV Movie

this is Windows software.

P

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

GRAMMYS 2019

Here's Everything to Know About the 2019 Grammys

Find out how to watch the Grammy Awards if you don't have cable and more.