Making clips Windows Media Player likes

Ian Smith smithi at
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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