Making clips Windows Media Player likes
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Wed Jun 6 06:41:06 UTC 2007
On Tue, 5 Jun 2007, Rick C. Petty wrote:
> 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.
Most 'doze users I come across also have Quicktime installed, as well as
RealPlayer, so that may be another option? I recall Julian Elischer
discussing making .movs not long ago for a presentation, maybe on -net?
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