I need to convert DVD to WMV file or another format acceptable by Windows Movie Maker (video is going to be edited on windows machine). What software should I use?

  • did you check ffmpeg? – don.joey Jan 9 '13 at 15:15
  • Yes and I've been confused with command line options, what should be set to get video compatible with Movie Maker? – Zuker Jan 9 '13 at 16:08
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    Found suitable ffmpeg string: ffmpeg -i filename.vob -vcodec wmv2 -acodec wmav2 -sameq -s 720x576 filename.wmv – Zuker Jan 9 '13 at 16:29
  • Good job. Feel free to answer your own question and mark it as solved. – don.joey Jan 10 '13 at 8:03

Found suitable ffmpeg string:

ffmpeg -i filename.vob -vcodec wmv2 -acodec wmav2 -sameq filename.wmv
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    -sameq is deprecated. Instead: -qscale:v 0 -qscale:a 0 – Camille Goudeseune Mar 14 '14 at 21:56

It seems VLC would be a suitable tool for this. In VLC, press Ctrl+R (or Media / Convert) and choose DVD for reading and "Video WVM + WMA (ASF)" as the output format.

This should do the trick, although I don't have access to any windows machine, not the the software you mention...

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  • I've got the following error "VLC could not open the encoder.". But anyway thanks for help! – Zuker Jan 9 '13 at 16:17

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