1. avatar gordybingham
    Does anybody know what is the best/easiest way to convert mp4 format videos to avi/wmv or anything else that will play in windows media player?

  2. avatar Rock Danger
    Do you actually need to convert it? Windys media player will play .mp4, alternatively VLC player will also play them which you can get at [url=http://www.videolan.org/vlc/]videolan.org[/url]

    edit: Sorry you may need this guide for .mp4 on windys media player located [url=http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/how_to_play_mp4_files.cfm]here.[/url]
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  3. avatar Strong Reaction
    Found this, haven't tried it myself.

  4. avatar The Ronster
    Windows Media Player will play MP4 - it's the most widely compatible format around. Are you sure your codecs are updated?

    WMV and AVI aren't playable on the likes of PSPs, iPhones etc, but MP4 is.

    Rockdanger is right though - VLC is a MUCH more capable media player than WMP - everyone would do better to install it for playing video on all Operating Systems - it has the most comprehensive codec support of any player.

    Get it here:

  5. avatar Cugel
    Google handbrake
  6. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    Get VLC - media player is for goons!
  7. avatar Woogster
    [url=http://www.squared5.com/]Squared5's MPEG Streamclip[/url] is IMHO the best I've ever seen. Have used it professionally for a couple of years now, love it. Have no love for the remote online converters, they're very error prone.
  8. avatar pfj
    Imtoo Video Convertor. Awesome program can convert to any format.

  9. avatar theouroboros
    This'll convert pretty much anything to anything else http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
  10. avatar john quigley
    Hello all. I've recently bought a Sony DVD recorder to record films from TV. Picture and sound quality excellent and very easy to use. BUT!! It wont recognise anything I download from Vuze etc that I put on a memory stick. I can connect laptop to TV and play using VLC but it would be much handier just to plug memory stick straight into USB on DVD recorder. Any suggestions??

    ps I also have a Sony TV with a USB port but again same problem!!
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  12. avatar chrunktracy
    My first post!
    convert videos in mp4 to wmv, see [url=http://www.ilikemall.com/how-to/convert-wmv-to-mp4-mac.html]http://www.ilikemall.com/how-to/convert-wmv-to-mp4-mac.html[/url]
  13. avatar simonoun
    update the codec pack on Windows Media Player or just download VLC
  14. avatar madelikready
    To make WMP support MP4 format, you should install filters for MP4 format and its associated codecs. After you install these filters, all players that use DirectShow technology, include WMP, will support MP4 format. There are a bunch of third party codec packs on the internet that support not only MP4 format, but also many other common formats. Just Google "codec pack", you will find K-Like and CCCP are the most famous of them.

    What if you cannot install codec pack? For example, you will play MP4 on other people's computer and you are not authorized to install any program? On this situation, convert your MP4 to WMP natively supported WMV or AVI format is the best choice at: http://www.faasoft.com/articles/mp4-windows-media-player.html
  15. avatar newyear2016happy
    Among so many MP4 to AVI converters on the market, I highly recommend iDealshare VideoGo. With iDealshare VideoGo, you can easily batch convert MP4 to AVI. Besides converting MP4 to AVI, this ideal MP4 to AVI Converetr can also help to convert MP4 to WMV, ASF, FLV, MPEG1, MPEG2, DivX, Xvid, MOV, VOB, RMVB, 3GP, DV, etc.

    Step by step guide at http://www.idealshare.net/video-converter/mp4-to-avi-converter.html

    Aside from convert MP4 to AVI video, it also features extract audio from MP4, that is directly convert MP4 to MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, OGG, AAC, RA, DTS, MP2, AC3 etc.