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Converting Protected WMV to other format

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by CCEncoder, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. CCEncoder

    CCEncoder Regular member

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    Hi I have a wmv that needs to be authenticated every time I want to play it but the problem is more like an incovenience because it requires me to connect to the internet, so I want to know if there is a way to convert this file to mpg avi or other form without a huge increase in the file and reduction of quality.
     
  2. Minion

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    Well the Easy answer is "No"....

    Here"s the Long answer....
    If this file Is Protected By DRM but you are Lisenced to watch the File there is a possibility you might be able to convert it to another format like AVI or Mpeg but with some Quality loss and a gain in File size because WMV is the Most Compressed format there is so any Compression to another Format will Result in Quality Loss...

    But I suspect that you Will Not be able to Convert this File because any program that wants to decode the File will need authentication first and no converters I know of can access the Net for Authentication of WMV Files....

    If you want to try to convert the File to AVI then look on google for a free program called "Stoik Video Converter" it is a Very fast WMV/AVI/Mpeg to AVI or WMV Converter....

    Good luck
     

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