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Congratulations on WM9's manadatory status for HD-DVD

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    Shining Arcanine

    http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews/20040611_123607.html

    Congratulations guys, I've been waiting for this day. Now maybe I can get some Windows Media based DVDs that have movies that I want...

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    jamie

    Win Media - the good:

    When i want to publish to web or make a home video for computer.. win media rocks - so long as i work off (large) avi files as masters

    Win Media - the bad

    When ever i download a winmedia file - and try to open it in premiere / vegas what have you... it doesnt come in like an avi or mpeg - usually not opening - or only coming in as a one frame movie = NO editing / frames


    * i admit i have not waded into the monolith that is winmedia documentation ( ie; whats the URL to a functioning tuner you can edit and download off msdn?)

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    Shining Arcanine

    Have you ever considered the possiblity that the software lacks support for WM9? Try downloading the WM9 VCM. That might help.

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    jamie

    both premiere and vegas have the win media plugin install - wehn you instal the ap - you can output to it no prob.

    all im saying is when you come in contact with an EXISTING asf / wma etc - it is usually USELESS

    so...
    keep your avi's as masters
    or use mpeg
    editable - redistributable - just plain better

    win media is TOO CLOSED

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    lars

    It's always easy to convert to windows media formats. And a pain to convert from them. Guess Microsoft wants it that way so they can get some really tasty DRM going with it. Maybe WM have some good technology and codecs nowadays. But as long as their codecs can't play nice with third party apps like so many others (DivX, MPEG2 etc) I don't bother with WM.

    And before you mention Quicktime and Real; I think they are even worse.

    /Lars.

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    Shining Arcanine

    lars wrote:

    It's always easy to convert to windows media formats. And a pain to convert from them. Guess Microsoft wants it that way so they can get some really tasty DRM going with it. Maybe WM have some good technology and codecs nowadays. But as long as their codecs can't play nice with third party apps like so many others (DivX, MPEG2 etc) I don't bother with WM.

    And before you mention Quicktime and Real; I think they are even worse.

    /Lars.



    I find it easy to convert from and to Windows Media. I use third party applications such as Virtual Dub. My only issue is that I can't convert audio in avi files to WMA, I can only convert to WMV using the WM9 VCM that Microsoft released.

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