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JoshuaZ
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Dec 13, 2005, 07:10 AM
 
Am I just being silly, or is there an easy way to convert some videos I have in WMV format to play on my iPod.
     
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Dec 13, 2005, 03:47 PM
 
Costs money but works flawlessly:

http://www.flip4mac.com/
Wherever you go... there you are.
     
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Dec 13, 2005, 06:50 PM
 
Go to www.macupdate.com and search fo the freeware iSquint to convert all the low-resolution WMV porn to iPod format
     
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Dec 14, 2005, 01:30 AM
 
Porn in WMV? Nah, I like my porn high res. Its the eps of Sam & Max that I got that happen to be in bad WMV. What a great show.

Plus every now and then I come across an ep of some show that I... get... and its in WMV.

Porn in WMV? Savages.
     
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Dec 14, 2005, 02:26 AM
 
heh-heh.... ok JoshuaZ.... A man of impeccable tastes who wants only the best viewing experience possible.

I know there were a few other converters that were free and payware but I can't remember the names of the others. I know it saw on one of these ipod video threads here.

iSquint is nice because it uses ffmpeg to convert to iPod video.

I believe the new ffmpegx also has a built-in preset to convert to iPod video as well.
     
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Dec 14, 2005, 06:12 AM
 
Originally Posted by wilsonng
Go to www.macupdate.com and search fo the freeware iSquint to convert all the low-resolution WMV porn to iPod format
iSquint

If you have Flip4Mac installed, all WMV files are supported!
I'm not at my mac right now, so I can't look into if it really does need it or not.
     
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Dec 14, 2005, 07:54 AM
 
iSquint all the way...

WiiWantCricket: Website | Teaser Trailer
     
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Dec 14, 2005, 08:10 AM
 
Thanks, I should have realized iSquint would do it for me.

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Dec 14, 2005, 11:15 AM
 
Here are the McCartney videos (iPod ready):

http://idisk.mac.com/crooner/Public/...nglish_Tea.mp4

http://idisk.mac.com/crooner/Public/..._Fine_Line.mp4

http://idisk.mac.com/crooner/Public/..._Follow_Me.mp4

http://idisk.mac.com/crooner/Public/..._Fine_Line.mp4

http://idisk.mac.com/crooner/Public/...Sgt_Pepper.mp4

http://idisk.mac.com/crooner/Public/...ends_To_Go.mp4

http://idisk.mac.com/crooner/Public/..._Let_It_Be.mp4

http://idisk.mac.com/crooner/Public/...nding_Road.mp4

NOTE: Things will go MUCH faster for you if you Option-click the links for a direct download rather than waiting for the clip to play in your browser as they are not set to stream (you'll be staring at a QuickTime symbol for a while).

There are two clips of the sings 'Fine Line.' One is with his band and one his a promo for th album in which Paul plays all the instruments. The new songs are really good. The best stuff he's done in years. If you're a Beatles fan, these things are priceless.

To dislike Sinatra is a sign of highly questionable taste. To dislike the Beatles is a serious character flaw.
     
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Dec 14, 2005, 12:08 PM
 
Reqlize that iSquint won't handle the latest WMV codec, but flip4mac will. So I'd say to try iSquint first, then if it chokes, give flip4mac a try.
"Destroy your ego. Trust your brain. Destroy your beliefs. Trust your divinity." -Danny Carey

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Dec 14, 2005, 09:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by memento
Reqlize that iSquint won't handle the latest WMV codec, but flip4mac will. So I'd say to try iSquint first, then if it chokes, give flip4mac a try.
yeah... got both going for me these days. He he he he.
     
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Dec 15, 2005, 12:23 AM
 
Thank you for those links crooner.

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Dec 15, 2005, 04:52 AM
 
My pleasure, man!

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Dec 15, 2005, 10:39 AM
 
thanks dude
     
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Dec 16, 2005, 03:02 AM
 
I recommend you a great iPod video converter, named ImTOO iPod Movie Converter, which is best video and movie converter for your iPod.
It can offer convert movie to iPod, like AVI, MPEG, WMV, MOV, MP4, RM, RMVB, DivX, ASF, VOB, 3GP and etc.
You can free download trial version of the iPod movie converter.
please view this page URL:http://www.sharewareguide.net/Audio-...converter.html
I hope that it will be helpful for you.
     
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Dec 16, 2005, 09:24 AM
 
Hmm... First post... Windows shareware application... trail version with many different price options...



Methinks someone is trying to hijack any otherwise nice thread.

Mods: Please don't lock this thread. It's a cool one. Maybe just nuke the above post? (Or am I being too quick to judge?)

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Dec 16, 2005, 12:03 PM
 
You're not being too quick to judge. looks like spam to me.
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Dec 16, 2005, 04:55 PM
 
It is at least on-topic, though, considering how many iPod users are still stuck on Windows, poor souls...

(Yes, quite a few of them make it here.)
     
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Dec 18, 2005, 10:26 PM
 
Eh, at least they can use iTunes and pretend they are using a Mac.
     
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Dec 25, 2005, 03:23 PM
 
Isquirt words well and can allegedly do H.264. I used it to put some Aqua Teen Hungerforce episodes on my ipod. I will try out the wmv porn abilities now.
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Dec 25, 2005, 06:03 PM
 
if the videos are encoded with WMV9, you'll need to purchase the Flip4Mac WMV codec so that iSquint can convert the WMV files as well.

iSquint can convert earlier WMV codecs.
     
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Dec 25, 2005, 08:07 PM
 
Using Flip4Mac and iSquint converted quite a few videos for me. Sam & Max never looked so good. Or as good as they could, seeing how they were in WMV. Looked quite good on my iPod during my 12 hour flight the other day....
     
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Dec 25, 2005, 09:09 PM
 
Joshua,
a twelve hour flight? Did you power your 'Pod with plane supplied juice or did you use one of the after market battery chargers? How'd you get the iPod to last that long playing video?

And where were you going that took twelve hours?

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Dec 26, 2005, 12:01 PM
 
My 30 GIG iPod got about 2 hours and 20 minutes of play time, and then recharged off my powerbook while I was watching some stuff on it, and then I got about 2 hours worth of battery off of it the next time. I WISH there had been plane supplied juice, but god forbid North West Airlines do anything nice on their hellish flights.

I was flying from Osaka to Detroit. Part of my wonderful 26 hour trip to Milwaukee from Fukuyama. Lets see, two hours by train, 12 hour flight, 5 hour layover, hour flight, two hour car ride. Plus a bunch of random time in-between. (Just to let you know, my plane ride back to Osaka from Detroit is 16 hours....)

I used my iPod just for video, and I used my shuffle just for music. The combo worked out quite well.

I plan on buying a wall charger and camera adaptor from my local Apple Store in Milwaukee while I'm home. I expect both to get a lot of usage.
     
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Dec 26, 2005, 05:04 PM
 
Man... lots of travel time. I sure hope you can stick around in Detroit for at least as long as you spent getting there.

For long periods of use I just picked up a Griffin TuneJuice thingamajig.

http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/tunejuice/

I looked at other (non-ac) chargers and found that this best suited my needs. I like being able to just pop in a new 9 volt and be ready to rock.

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Dec 27, 2005, 01:39 AM
 
Ha. The only time I spent in Detroit was my 4 hour layover, which featured me getting some A&W food and then an additional hour on the runway because our plane wouldn't start. Thats right. The plane wouldn't start. Oh, and without the plane on there was no heat. And they left the door open. Such good times.

I don't think the power thingy would do very much for video watching. I mean, I only get 2 hours of video off a full battery and the charger only seems to give about 4 hours of music play time off an empty battery. Not that its a big deal, thats why I brought my laptop on the plane. 2 hours of iPod, 3 hours of laptop and recharging of iPod, 2 hours of iPod.

Too bad my ride back to Japan is going to be 16 hours.... if I'm lucky. Curse you North West Airlines.
     
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Jan 11, 2006, 09:41 PM
 
At the McaWorld Expo, Microsoft announced that they will be offering flip4mac for free to allow QuickTime-capable programs to play WMV9 movies.

Encoding and editing WMV9 requires payware......

http://playbacktime.com/2006/01/10/p...e-player-free/

http://www.mactech.com/news/?p=1008195

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../flip4mac.mspx

Finally! I no longer need the crappy Windows Media Player for OSX!
     
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Jan 11, 2006, 10:57 PM
 
thats super cool. MS did something nice.
     
   
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