Making clips Windows Media Player likes

Rick C. Petty rick-freebsd at
Tue Jun 5 23:38:02 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 11:35:36AM -0600, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> The specific question I have is what hoops do I need to jump through
> to make it work with Windows Media Player and Windows Movie Maker.
> What container formats work best when you are sending clips to
> relatives that have just Microsoft's media player?  Which codecs are
> the ones that I want to use?  Does that answer change if I use Windows
> Movie Maker?

My suggestion is to use mencoder's lavc, setting vcodec=wmv1 or wmv2.
You'll need the win32 codecs installed..  I'd also try rv10 (RealVideo).
Obviously make sure it's encapsulated into an AVI container, but I know of
no other containers which support windoze media.

-- Rick C. Petty

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