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Media file format/conversion

Question: Media file format/conversion

I have a media file that started out as an MP1 (MPG) file that's 45MB. It contains a 3-1/2 minute TV news story that I want to put on my web site in a secure section for a few business associates to see. (I had a VHS cassette sent to me, and then had a local shop convert it to the MPG file.)

My web host is a major jerk. (Suggestions on where to go for web hosting are welcome. EarthLink is my ISP if that helps.) He converted the MPG file to a 4MB RM (Real Media) file. The quality loss was significant but not intolerable. Then, so it downloads relatively quickly for dial-up users, he broke it into seven smaller RM files that are somehow strung together by a RAM file. However, the result leaves much to be desired in that there's not only a pause between segments but the progress bar starts from scratch for each segment -- there's no way to go to various places in the whole file. Not what I want to show my business associates! I also don't know if it's advisable to limit everyone to having to use Real Player to view it.

Is there a preferred way to go about this? (ASX just caught my attention, but I don't know enough about it, or about any of this.)

Also, is there any chance I can download a low-cost (or free) file format converter to do this myself?

Note that it's meaningless to ask my web host to do anything more. In fact, when I told him someone I know had a similar sized media file put on their web site in a way that the html page plays it automatically using the Flash feature of the browser itself, he looked and saw that it was a 9MB file and refused to let me do the same on my site. (I also noticed that the quality is not so great, and that it pauses for a few seconds at a few places near the beginning... apparently so more of it downloads. It's at http://www.islandvideo.tv.)

Note, too, that my web host says he "flatly refuses" to let any of his clients put an AVI file on their sites, and the only reason he'll give is "I run a Unix-based server and I'm not putting AVI on it!"

I'd provide a link to the news story that I want on my site and show you the way may web host broker it into seven RM files, but he put password protection right into the RAM file that runs them and I don't want to give out the password on the forum (I had it in a password-protected "folder" -- I never asked him to also password-protect the file. I'm sure he was just trying to... help!)

Thanks!

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how/whats the simplest way to convert a second hard drive from Fat32 to NTFS? i have two drives(c: and f: ) my main drive 120gb's is NTFS. the other a 40 gb is FAT32. i'm thinking of using the second drive as a backup and figured i should reformat it before i do. is this the best idea? if i have this second hard drive do i need to partition either one? yea i'm a newbie. still in boot camp. recruit. or does xp convert them automatically whenever i send something to that drive?
 

Answer:File format conversion

Formatting the 40gb will erase all data currently on it.
If you want to use it for backup, then, make sure theres nothing important on it, then, format it.
I would suggest FAT32, since data on an NTFS volume is harder to recover in case of hard drive problems. THere is essentially no performance difference either way.

No, you will not need to do any partitioning.
If you copy from NTFS to FAT32, you copy the data, not the way its stored.
ITs like typing notes onto your computer from a book; the information is the same, but the way that info is stored is different. Same thing with NTFS vs FAT
 

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can anyone tell me any decent software for converting file formats e.g avi, wma etc into nero burnable dvd file formats e.g IFO, VOB, BUP, VIDEO_TS. and also i could still do with a decent piece of software to join 2 pieces of one film together to burn to DVD. No offence to the guy that pointed me to the Zwei Stein software but it was rubbish mate, it was takin ages to do then it decided to start again from the beginning when i was 1,000,000 of 7,000,000 frames complete and that took 4 hours alone. any help would be good. thanks.

Answer:File format conversion

Try here click here

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I want to convert a file, which was captured from camcorder using Windows MovieMaker , to AVI Type-2 format.Please let me know software/s to do this.thanks.

Answer:File format conversion

baldyx,these may help you. click here

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I have an email with a file extension in ".mix" format & am unable to open it. Please can you advise on a prog/ graphics besides microsoft. I see the pic on "thumbnail" but WXP sp2 viewer won't show it.Immer

Answer:".mix" file format conversion

This is a Microsoft "Picture It" file which, I believe, you have to pay for the program to be able to open the file.Ask your sender to re-send in a more compatible format.

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I am trying to use a Supercalc 5 spreadsheet file (.cal) in MS Excel, but I can't get it to load. Does anyone know whether this is possible or will I have to manually input the appropriate formulae into an Excel worksheet. Here's hoping.dogbreath1.

Answer:spreadsheet file format conversion

Unless you are prepared to pay click here I think this is going to be tedious :o(

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Hi,

I've got a database file (so i assume) that has been stored as a .bin file. Is it possible to convert this file from binary to a readable format?

I have a hex editor that converts this .bin file to hex and to ascii, but the ascii is not readable. Is there such a thing as a ASCII to Char conversion tool that I can use to interpret this ascii code?? Any links or help would be great. thank you.

Regards

Steve
 

Answer:.bin file conversion to readable format - is it possible?

ASCII is readable text...what exactly are you expecting to get out of the file?
 

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A local business http://www.dinospizzausa.com/ wants me to add video to his web site. Problem is he brought a Panasonic VDR-D220 recorder. It records to DVD and memory chip. I can move the files with no problem to the hard drive but can't open them.

This recorder came with no software that opens this format. Now what I would like to do is not only find software (Free) that will open this format but also convert it to a format so I can play it on his website using Media Player. In the folder when downloaded to the hard drive are three files, VR_MANGR.BUP, VR_MANGR.IFO and VR_MOVIE.VRO.

Has anyone come up with software that will do this or an easy way to add these videos to a web site so they open when the web page open?

Thank you and have a great day to all.
 

Answer:File association and converting VRO format to Media Player format

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At first, I don't need to recover my data, I just want my drive back to re-use it.
How can a format my usb drive including all boot sectors which sees to be locked/write-protected by bitlocker?

My problem starts with decrypting my drive by deactivting bitlocker on it by entering the valid password/recovery key. At 36% of decryption the process halts without reason. Now, I'm unable to access my drive or resume the process.

I tried...
    ...to format with windows
   ..remove with diskmgmt
   ... remove with diskpart
   ... repair-bde
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   ... ubuntu live cd
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nothing worked. The only thing which worked was once the software M3 Bitlocker recovery Free, but just one time to access the locked partition. But, as mentioned I don't need to recover my data. With that tool I'm not able to wipe the drive.

That Bitlocker protects my data till the end is good, but that it breaks my data and my hardware in such a case is not fair.
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I've saved some files (movies, videos) on my memory stick and the have been saved as FILE under file type. I need to edit them in windows movie maker but when I open the programme it doesn't recognise them from the stick as they aren't in windows media format. I've right clicked to get to properties to try to change the file format but it doesn't give me the option to.Any ideas or suggestions would be great!Thanks!

Answer:Can I change file format to a windows media file?

2 factors;1.what format were the movies that you saved? 2.do you have Hide Known File Extensions enabled in XP?click hereIf you saved .mov format movies which is a common format for digital cameras, WMM won't be able to read them at all.

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If I want to burn an avi or mpg file to a DVD and have my regular DVD player be able to play them, do I need to change them to a different format? I see software all over to switch formats- what format will work best?

Answer:Media file format for DVD viewing

if you have nero then use vision express to convert those files to dvd formats (.vob)

otherwise you could download Santa dvd. i have used both and i found santa to be quicker and more effective.

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can u assist me to convert my music files from *.php format to windows media player format

Answer:to convert media file format

.php format? Right Click the .php file, go to Properties. How big is that file?How did you get it?

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Hi Mr/Ms
I
flash
drive encrypted
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I used
this
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected
? know my passworrd but I do not know
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I am recording digital video on my Kodak EasyShare CX7430 camera. The files are .mov file formats and play only in Quick Time. I would like to play them in Windows Media Player, but MWP does not recognize .mov files. Has anyone been successful in converting these .mov files to videos recognized by WMP? If so any info will be appreciated. Thanks.
JosieM

 

Answer:Digital Video File Format and Win Media Player

Google has about 400,000 hits for Converting MOV to WMV.

At least one should work, many have free trials.
 

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I'm using a CetonCorp InfiniTV Quad tuner along with Windows Media Center as my HTPC. I was previously using this same tuner in different computer to record (legally) TV. I have several terabytes of files in .wtv format. I've tried several different media players to play the file, including VLC. Obviously the file is meant to be played through WMC. However, I get an error message saying

"Copying Prohibited, The broadcaster prohibits this content from being copied. You can only play this content on the same computer on which it was recorded."

I'm not trying to copy anything, I'm just trying to play it. Is the problem the hard drive isn't the same as when it was originally recorded? Is it the Win7 serial number is different?

I'm not trying to illegally share any files, I recorded them legally and just want to view them on a new computer. Please help.

Answer:Windows Media Center WMC file format issue

That's the MS DRM(Digital Rights Management) system at work, the components and OS changed making it a different system.
Circumventing the DRM is not something we can help with at TSF, as it is against the forum rules.

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It seems I am experiencing a number of problems with windows media player as it pertains to the DAW files which I am recording on and the inability of WMP to play and then record tose files to burn a disc on windows E. This is especially true with WAV
and MP3 formats which are the most widely used. I don't understand why windows would make an application that hardly communicates with any other industry standard. My particular problem is with Presonus, but I am sure this is a widespread problem. Is ther
any other application you can suggest that wil;l communicate seemlessly with DAWs that I can utilize?

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Question: Format conversion

Hi all

I have an animated Xmas card which I would like to email around to co-workers (and keep Greenpeace happy), but because this standalone file is a exe file it gets blocked in the workplace and will not even open.
Is it possible to convert this exe file into a excel or powerpoint file? Or any other format?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Question: Format Conversion

Hi can anyone recommend me a software to convert a DAT file format to MPG file format??
thanks
 

Answer:Format Conversion

can somebody help??

thanks!
 

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Question: Format Conversion

How can a .mov file can be converted to wma, avi, etc?
 

Answer:Format Conversion

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Hi all - I wonder if you can help?

I am trying to record time lapse movies of clouds in the sky above our gliding site. Our otherwise-excellent Panasonic network webcams weave their recorded still images (jpgs I think) into a proprietary format called .PNC and likewise videos in .ASF.

I have searched the internet and not found a way to convert these formats to anything useful like JPEG, MPEG or indeed anything else.

As far as I can see, the proprietary viewer from Panasonic does not export to another format - all you can do is Copy to Clipboard one image at a time.

Anyone found any solutions? Got any ideas for a workaround?

TIA

Phil
 

Answer:PNC format conversion

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Is there a free or simple (emphasis on simple) program to convert a wav file to whatever audio format that is used for a simple CD audio player(CDA)?

If free, I would hope the program to be small enough to put on a floppy to take with me to remote sites for installation, but if not, I can buy the program CD and take that with me. It must be simple enough so that I will have no trouble showing/explaining the process for conversion.

Once the program is installed, I have remote access to all our locations, but would prefer not dialing in every time because the program is too difficult for someone to remember the procedure (myself included, since I have very little experience with digital audio).

Thanks, in advance,

Randall
 

Answer:wav format conversion

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My camera will shoot short videos. These might need to be edited. They are shot and downloaded in MOV format. I can view them but my video editing programme, ie Roxio Easy CD and DVD creator v6, does not recognise this format. I am using XP Please can anyone advise me on a programme which will convert MOV format to say MPG or AVI such that I can edit on the few occasions I might need. I stress this latter and would prefer a freebie if poss since being retired money is frequently at a premium. Many thanks for any help offered

Answer:Conversion of MOV format to MPG or AVI

Quicktime plugin for TMPG - allows you to convert MOV to MPG/AVI in TMPGAbout two thirds of the way down.click here

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I'm trying to convert some MP3's into a "standard "file format so I can burn them onto a CD-R and play on a household hi-fi/car etc.Which Audio file format should I convert to -Is it WAV ?Also, can anyone suggest a good file convertor for this ?I've used RealOnePlayer before, but it refuses to do the job lately despite reinstalling it!?Have just downloaded JetAudio to see if that will do the trick but haven't had time to play yet !

Answer:MP3 Conversion To Standard CD Format ??

Most new Hifi's will play them if they are MP3 format the normal audio extension for misic cd's is .cdaBut as been said Nero and most burning software should do this for you.Regards.

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can anyone advise me of a program that will covert avi to dvd format i have found a program which does this with mpg filesMany ThanksMark

Answer:conversion program for AVI to DVD format

what program are you burning with

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Good day all! My daughter just got a laptop. Older one with XP on it. She, like any teen, loves her music. She downloads from Walmart and Apple. Some of the files that she gets (WMA) won't work on her mp3 player. She has an ipod so that's no problem there.

Is there a free program that will allow her to convert files between formats?

Thanks

Golferguy
 

Answer:Audio Format Conversion Help

You can't convert them directly, but what you can do is burn the WMA's to a regular audio CD and then rip it back to Mp3. If you don't want to keep the audio CD's you can use a CD-RW, erase it and keep re-using it.
 

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I have a Windows Media Player Video Clip on my harddrive, it is a MPEG - Layer 3 format. It's the movie 'Initial D'.

I want to burn it to DVD using NERO but the file is uncompatible with Nero.

I downloaded 'Ultra WMV Converter' & 'Ultra MPEG Converter' but neither will recognise the format either. The file doesn't drag and drop and it doesn't show up in 'add file'.

What am I missing.

* Well I'm in an internet cafe and just came across this movie, it's Japanese, subtitled in English and I started to watch it, it looks very good, I want it.

Answer:Nero/format conversion

get Power Video Converter I use it all the time

http://www.apussoft.com/

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I imported my CDs into my computer as WMA files because it was the default and I didn't really konw better. Eventually, I wanted to switch to iTunes, becuase I liked the player better. iTunes converted the WMA to AAC. If I wanted to convert those AAC to Ogg, would the quality be severely reduced?

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Is there any method, preferably within Photoshop 6, to convert all the .pdd files in a folder to .jpg format in one shot.

Answer:Picture format conversion

InfranView can convert "batches" of images into another format and it is free (click here for infranview)

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Can I convert A song in WMA/ MP3 format to MIDI format? I have ANVIL STUDIO installed. Is there any other software?

Answer:WMA to MIDI format - conversion

go to www.google.com and type in the info and press enter.Here, I made it easy for you. Just click on this link:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=wma+to+midi+convert

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A while ago I converted all my music files to WMA Lossless from MP3, thinking that it would improve the sound quality. It turns out I was misguided, as I was later told that, as the music had already been compressed once, the conversion would just leave me with bigger files, and no improvement in sound.My question is, if I convert it back to MP3 (tho I must admit I have plenty of space, so it isnt really necassary in that sense), will the sound quality decrease further still?

Answer:MUSIC FORMAT CONVERSION

Try it and see. I've never done it but I think the answer would be yes it would degrade it further.Try one track and see.

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I am currently using the smartripper program. When I get to the second stage of dvd2avi It creates my .2vd file , but won't make the second file , being the audio part , .wav file??. Is anyone framiliar with this software or has had the same problem?. Or does anyone know of some better software out there that is less of a pain?. What to do? , Confused !!!!
 

Answer:DVD Conversion to mpeg format !!

Hi operator,
Its been a while since i attempted any encoding but one site a found interesting \ informative was here check it out.

Hope you get fixed up
 

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Can anybody tell me how I can convert a *.mov file to an mpeg format for burning to a VCD.Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.ThanksMike

Answer:Video format conversion

Have you looked thro the VCDEasy site: click here

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Does anyone know how to convert PDF files to Excel format?
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Also I could not find any import or export tools within both programs to do this task.
Please advise
Thanks Geeks
Best Regards
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Answer:Conversion of PDF files to Excel format

I think you'd have the best luck converting a PDF to HTML and then converting the HTML into Excel. Will probably take some doing and manual editing of the HTML file.

There are any number of PDF to HTML converters online.
 

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Hi all,I need to view an OpenOffice .ods file but I dont have open office I use MS Office 2003. Is there anyway I can at least view this file and more importantly be able to edit/amend the information.Thanks

Answer:Open Office Format Conversion

click here for an OpenDocument viewer. Easiest way to get a workable copy would be to ask the file creator to save you a copy as an Excel .XLS file. Or you could go the whole hog and download OpenOffice click here .

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kindly let me know that how to convert mp3 to normal format and vice versa?

Answer:conversion of mp3 to normal format & vice versa.

What do you mean by normal format?If you want to compile a CD of music then the burning software will do all necessary work. All you need to do is arrange the play list.

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Hey everyone,

The code is supposed to take a webservice output which is a string and convert it to a currency string. The only way I learned to get it to work is to convert it to a decimal then convert it back to a string as currency string. This worked fine with all the other webservices, except for just this one. For some reason it doesn't like to convert the string to a decimal. It works fine as long as I do not convert it but then it leaves a lot of following significant digits that I do not want. I have tried copy/pasting the solution directing into the decimal conversion and works fine. I am at a lost what the problem is. I can store it in a string, but cannot convert it to decimal.

Here is the error I received:
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format.

Here is my code:
string strTest2 = tk.webserviceX("aaa", "bbb");
decimal x;
string y;
strTest2 = "00123.321";
strTest2 = tk.webserviceX("aaa", "bbb");
x = Convert.ToDecimal(strTest2);
y = x.ToString("C");
lblError1.Text = y;

The error is line:
x = Convert.ToDecimal(strTest2);

Thanks.
 

Answer:.NET C#- String to Decimal Conversion - Format exception

I would love to help but I am unfamiliar with tk.webserviceX("aaa", "bbb"); and I cannot find it in the docs.

Have you tried debugging and stepping through the program to make sure that all values are as expected?
 

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I have a Word97 file with live links. I right click on the file and choose convert to Adobe PDF (I'm using Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Standard). The file gets converted but the links in the PDF file do not work. The hand icon does not change to a pointing finger.

I suppose I could delete the hyperlinks in the Word document, leave them as plain text, and create the links the the PDF document but this should not be necessary. If I need to do this, how do you select text to be made into a link if it starts at the end of one line and spills over onto the next line?

Any ideas on this one?

Julie
 

Answer:MSWord links lost in conversion to PDF format

For anyone else with this problem you need to change a setting in the Adobe Acrobat software under Preferences/convert to PDF/microsoft office - check 'add bookmarks and links to PDF'.
 

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Hopefully someone can provide a quick & easy solution for meI'm getting a report from a web based app which outputs a table of login and logout dates and times into an Excel spreadsheet.The dates are in US format with no leading zeros and have a text delimiter e.g. '8/18/2010 9:05:47 AM'6/9/2010 11:51:07 AM'11/26/2009 2:06:38 PM(By the way, the date is set as English in the Preferences and XP & Excel are setup as UK English)I have to provide a "Monthly Usage Chart" so I really need to convert this date to UK format (e.g. 07/12/2010) and then convert the date to a Month and Year which I can then chart up.I can do various conversions to date value, and split up the date then concatenate it back into UK format but it's messy and inconsistent due to the 'no leading zero' issue.Anybody any idea of a function or a piece of code to output the date in UK format or output Month and Year please?Thanks in advance

Answer:Excel Date Format Problem - conversion wanted

In a spare column=MID(A1,2,FIND(" ",A1)-1)and copy down. Then copy those results then Edit > Paste Special, tick Values and click OK.Then select those results, Date > Text to Columns, click Next twice, tick Date and select MDY then click Finish.You can then use MONTH to get the months.

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Hi everyone,

I recently accidentally formatted a hard drive. So, I quickly install a file recovery software (EaseUS Data Recovery). Then the result shows that most of SWF files are big in size. I think that lots of my files have been converted or combine with other files. So, how do I recover my files?

Answer:File format changed into other format after format a hard drive

This may not be the best answer, but I would recover the files first. That is you biggest concern right now. Then try to see what you need to do to fix them.

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Does anyone know how to or a program convert from Real Player format to Windows Media Player format?
 

Answer:Convert Real Player format to Windows Media format?

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Question: Media conversion

Can anyone suggest a program or tell me how-to convert MPG/AVI into VOB files so I can take video files and burn them onto DVD to be able to watch it collectively as a DVD movie?

Answer:Media conversion

use a program called dvd santa

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I'm new to converting media files, and every piece of software I find just hasn't worked :( So, I'm hoping that the gurus here can help me with suggestions on what software is best for converting WMV files to MPEG or MPEG4 formats!

I'm having trouble with keeping up with codecs for WMV files too, so suggestions on a conversion programme that can keep up with current codecs would help :)

Something that affordable would be great, however I suspect I can come up with funds for the right piece of software :)

Thank you! I'll be in your debt if I can get this solved ASAP, because I'm getting so frustrated at this I'm thinking of throwing the computer out the window!

GirlBunny

Answer:Media conversion software?

Hi GirlBunny, welcome to TSF..

AVS Video Tools is pretty good:
http://www.avsmedia.com/VideoTools/index.aspx

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I'm new to converting media files, and every piece of software I find just hasn't worked. So, I'm hoping that the gurus here can help me with suggestions on what Windows XP software is best for converting WMV files to MPEG or MPEG4 formats!

I'm having trouble with keeping up with codecs for WMV files too, so suggestions on a conversion programme that can keep up with current codecs would help

Something that affordable would be great, however I suspect I can come up with funds for the right piece of software.

Because I'm a newbie to video conversion, I get lost easily. I may know my way around some software types, but have no idea with these ones! If there's a "dummy's step by step guide to converting wmv to mpg" it'd make things a lot more simple. Think of me as your traditional blonde at the computer.

Thank you! I'll be in your debt if I can get this solved ASAP, because I'm getting so frustrated at this I'm thinking of throwing the computer out the window!

GirlBunny

Answer:Media conversion software?

There are volumes of both freewares and sharewares for file conversion of different types. There are also long lists of sites to pick from when running a web search. One site with several sites listed is seen at Best Download Software - All Most Popular Software Free Download One free tool specific for wmv to mpeg is seen at ::.:: Iran Download - WMV to AVI MPEG WMV VCD SVCD DVD Converter v2.8.0 ::.::

As far as guides you simply follow the help files if any for the program itself. Some of the freewares will work well while others have adwares at times. Usually you select the first type of file from a menu to be converted like wmv and then you then choose the format for it to be changed to. DIVX is one shareware that seems good found among a few others at Video Encoders and converter Fully Reviewed Freewares

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I'm new to converting media files, and every piece of software I find just hasn't worked. So, I'm hoping that the gurus here can help me with suggestions on what Windows XP software is best for converting WMV files to MPEG or MPEG4 formats!

I'm having trouble with keeping up with codecs for WMV files too, so suggestions on a conversion programme that can keep up with current codecs would help

Something that affordable would be great, however I suspect I can come up with funds for the right piece of software.

Because I'm a newbie to video conversion, I get lost easily. I may know my way around some software types, but have no idea with these ones! If there's a "dummy's step by step guide to converting wmv to mpg" it'd make things a lot more simple. Think of me as your traditional blonde at the computer.

Thank you! I'll be in your debt if I can get this solved ASAP, because I'm getting so frustrated at this I'm thinking of throwing the computer out the window!

GirlBunny
 

Answer:Media conversion software?

welp - nero is good for newbies -
nero vision will convert many different file types
 

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I've just bought an MP3 player ( an iRiver not an IPOD )copied a CD using the Media Player in my Windows ME OS and found that the files generated are WAV files, not MP3.Rather than use file converter software is there a more efficient way to "rip" straight to MP3 ? Music Jukebox V9 sems to be well liked and V10 seems to be too "buggy".As a supplemental - anyone know any good MP3 download sites ?

Answer:Windows Media Player & MP3 Conversion

And to mp3's themselvesclick hereMore mp3's than a man can handle (or woman) ;) all free - all legal -

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Does anyone know of a good free real player to mp3 audio converter?
 

Answer:Real Media format to MP3 format converter.

GX Transcoder with the Real addon? http://www.germanixsoft.de/
 

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How do you convert cd files to mp3 so that I can load an external storage device via a USB port using media in windows me?

Answer:conversion of cd files to mpeg3 in windows media

In XP, you can install a plugin to WMP to enable ripping of CD's to .mp3 format.click hereUnfortunately you seem to be using Windows ME.FreeRip, however, supports Windows ME.click hereIf you have already ripped CD's to .wma formate using WMP, these can be converted to .mp3's using the free version of dBpowerMP.click hereUnfortunately, this particular conversion results in a significant quality loss.Tbh, I am not au fait with USB in Windows ME. Perhaps someone wiser might comment on this if it is an issue.

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Hi . I wanted to trans all my music movies to some dvds. Im looking for a mass conversion program that can convert all files to a selected format. Ie Avi>mpg>wmv and so forth just to one Ie Avi Or mpg

Brief explantion.. I have 10gigs worth of music movies and i want to play them on my dvd/playstation devices . Now They are all diferant formats of music files ranging from avi - mpg - wmv -asf. now i want to convert them all the a format that most dvds will read.
Now i have a few devices. I have a brand new dvd/vhs dvd recorder that will play divx mpg jpeg ect, a playstation 2, anoter dvd player that plays divx mpg.

I simply want a program i can convert all my movie files in to a suitable format that will hopefully be accepted in all. All the files will read in the dvd recorder but i mostly want them in the ps2 and other dvd player.

Any ideas guys thanks..

Also im new to this site so if ive posted in the wrong section my bad just want some insites. or any usefull progs
 

Answer:Need help relating to Media conversion mass reproduction

One I have used on many occasions, simple and free---pretty sure it covers all those formats (it does more than listed)

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Super_d5117.html





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Hi folks, I'm new here. I am trying to Sync a flash drive to my WMP. several of these songs won't tranfer over. WMP says next to the title" Conversion Required" It does Not convert. These songs are mainly Mp3's and WMP. Why can't I transfer these songs. Is it a settings on my media player? Or do I need some conversion program. Thank, Harold.
 

Answer:Conversion Required-Windows Media Player

Forum rules preclude discussions of P2P. I am sure this wil be closed.
 

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can't open PDF. When i try to open a document this is what it shows:A window shows up with "file conversion ..... .pdf"then it asks me to select the encoding that would make my doc readable.....None of the encodings in there open a thing..doggoneit!!.LOL any ideas why?PS. running windows 7. I can run both 32 and 64 bits

Answer:PDF file opens with file conversion option

do you have adobe acrobat installed ?

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I'm running RC 7100 as a Media Centre, freshly updated from Windows Update. I'm using a Hauppauge HVR2200 DVB-T tuner card to receive digital broadcasts, together with a SKY settop box. I'm testing the WTV Converter (righ-click from Windows Explorer) and I'm getting the error above on 1 of the test files, and would like to understand whether this is an error in the conversion program, or because I'm trying to put content into the dvr-ms format that simply won't fit because of the format of the digital recording.

This works:
From the SKY settop box UHF cable I have recorded a 30 minute program giving 1,707,264KB (average 948.5KB/sec), WTV Converter works fine.

This fails within 5 seconds of starting:
From the DVB-T tuner I have recorded a 75 minute program giving 7,257,068KB (average 1612.7KB/sec), WTV Converter fails with the error "WTV Converter cannot convert the file from .wtv to .dvr-ms format because the content is not compatible with the .dvr-ms format".

In the properties of each file, the only difference I could see was that the DVB-T recording said 'DTV Content=Yes' whilst from the SKY setop box it said 'DVT
Content=No'. The properties dialog allowed me to change the flag from Yes to No, but the WTV Converter still fails with the same error.

I don't believe the file is corrupt, since it plays successfully in the Windows Media Centre.

Note that the error message does not state that the failure is due to copy-protection. I was able to google ... Read more

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i need to know how to convert a avi format video file to a mpg format video file.. please help.. thanks
 

Answer:Solved: need to convert a avi format video file to a mpg format

You need a codec. These guys have a free mpeg1 but I would recommend you buy an mpeg 2. http://www.tmpgenc.net/
 

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http://vitalsource.com/index/faq

for the book reader software "Evolve Select", how do you export the VBN file to a WPD, DOC or PDF or TXT format?

I notice there is a Print option, but how do you do a Print To File, and how do you select the entire book, because CTRL A doesn't work
 

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Question: File Conversion

Looking for free conversion software from Mac .cwk file (Claris works) to XP.

Thanks

Mike

Answer:File Conversion

http://www.ehow.com/how_5831743_conv...ment-word.html (if you have an apple available to use)

Or:

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...nload-850.html (if you have an xp machine to use...15 day trial)

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hey,
i am editing a skateboard video and there are a few clips i need to get into adobe premeire. the only problem is that those clips are windows media audio/video files(*.wmv) and they need to be *.avi files. does anyone know how to convert them to *.avi? I've tries using graphedit but I can't insert the filter wav dest. any suggestions will help. thanx
 

Answer:File Conversion

Scotty
Welcome to TSG!
I am not into Movie making yet but plan to be in the near future.
There are converters available if you do a search on Google under "convert wmv to avi" but I do not know how good they are or if they even work. Here is another post I found on another graphics forum that may relate to your graphedit program. I know you said you tried using it but this may be a different thought about the process.
Listed below is part of the thread.
Hope it helps
Dave
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Posted by Oscar Palladino on November 14, 2001 at 10:59:15:

In Reply to: Re: WMV to avi or mov?? microsoft have the answer posted by Si on June 23, 2001 at 20:13:09:

: : What is "Graph Editor"? It's actually GraphEdit and it comes with the Microsoft DirectX 8 SDK, which you get with MSDN or download from Microsoft's web site.

: : It lets you see and alter the path of software (codecs and drivers) used to read and play or write a multimedia file.

: : When I get GraphEdit, what do I do?

: : 1) Use the File->RenderFile menu option to load in a file.
: : 2) Remove the last two "filters" (or software components) from the graph. These default to your sound card driver and your video card driver. We don't want that, we want to convert to a different file format.

: : We'll do AVI, because that's what you'll want if you're using AVI editors to edit the movie.

: : 1)... Read more

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Helloi have an swf file to convert so i can use it as a background on a webpage, but cannot seem to find any free tools todo this?is there any i have found super and format factory

Answer:SWF file conversion

The little info i have read seems to point to Format factory as one of the best freebies.However,Giveawayoftheday have something for today only that may do as you wish click here

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Hi all. I need to convert two bitmap (bmp) files into a .pdf file so that I can edit them. They are coming up like snapshots - they are articles, with pictures in them. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

Answer:pdf file conversion

Numerous free PDF converters are available; they convert various files (Word, Excel, etc.) into PDF files. But, I'm not aware of any freeware PDF editors. Here's one option for an editor: Foxit PDF Editor

More here: http://www.brothersoft.com/downloads/pdf-editor.html
 

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I need a free program which can effectively convert a ".ost file to a .pst file" and have no problems in the conversion, I tried one program that did not work.

:cool :major :cool
 

Answer:file conversion help ???

Was that program you tried a free one? I don't think you're going to find freeware to do this. From what I've seen, this is going to cost you significant bucks. For example: http://convert-ost-to-pst.convert-ost-to-pst.qarchive.org/

Perhaps you could explain the problem in more detail. Perhaps there's another solution.
 

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Question: File conversion

Hope you can help...when i try to open a word document a box comes up which says File conversion..i dont understand what this means..as i have other word documents on the floppy disc, which open ok.I am using windows xp professionalthank you.

Answer:File conversion

Were they created in an old version of word, or another word processing package? Could just be converting to the latest version.

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I HAVE AN OLD RECIPE PROGRAM CALLED "COOK 3.0" THE COMPANY IS NO LONGER IN OPERATION. IT IS AN OLD DOS BASED PROGRAM. I AM TRYING TO CONVERT THE DATA INTO SOME KIND OF WINDOWS FORMAT (WORD, ETC) THE FILES ARE "*.DT3" FILES. ANY CONVERSION IDEAS.
 

Answer:File Conversion

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Is there any way to convert a pagemaker document to Word?
I have an email with pagemaker text file attachment and I cannot open it.
Thank's,
donnco
 

Answer:file conversion

I would just try and open it in Word. Word can be converted into a lot of Adobe products, but I am not sure about going the other way.
 

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I had backed up everything from my computer (os windows xp) onto a external drive called "Clickfree". I am now using windows vista. I have plugged in the Clickfree into my computer and everything I backed up shows up. However, my emails are in a form listed as "dbx". I have tried to convert them so that I may read them but have had no success. Windows xp used outlook express 6. Vista is now windows mail. I've researched on how to change this and so forth but do not understand. I've contacted the makers of clickfree but still have problem doing this.

Can anyone here help me out? Thank you much. Pabloc:confused
 

Answer:Dbx file conversion

Hi

Try this, create a folder names email in your Documents folder on Vista, then copy all the emails from your clickfree to that folder, then open up Windows Mail and click File > Import > Messages > Outlook Express 6 > OK and when it asks for Location of messages browse to this newly created folder to import the messages.

*reason for moving them off a portable device or CD/DVD is that they maybe set as read only and generally dont copy well*
 

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Hi, Can anyone recommend to me software which they have used to conver .FLV file formats into .MP3 or even .MOV file formats. Thank you, Fraz
 

Answer:.FLV file conversion

Hello!
Personally i use SUPER for encoding.

--> Super

Just scroll all the way down to the bottom to find the download. There are quite a few options to choose from once you actually use it, dont let that put you off thought - just read the readme!
 

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Question: File conversion

Hi.

Can anybody help me please?

Could you provide me with information or links relating to the following question?

How do software programs convert word files to a message format? In particular a word 2003 document (.doc).

and

Can these new formatted documents get attached to new e-mail created?

Thanks for your time.
 

Answer:File conversion

imaslowlearner:

I am the one who closed your previous thread on this topic. Unfortunately, we still cannot assist on this topic, no matter how you word it. Anything we say could conceivably come back to haunt either you or us, and as a result, I am closing this one as well.

Please do not start any more threads on this subject.

thanks,

v
 

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I am wondering if it is possible to convert this design from a PNG file to one that can be read by my embroidery machine? I'm not sure how to proceed.
TIA
 

Answer:File conversion PNG to PES or DST

As per this rule, we currently do not assist with conversions: https://forums.techguy.org/threads/requests-for-dst-file-conversions-please-read.1116354/
 

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Question: File Conversion.

I'm trying to find an easy to use (and free) program to change .webm to .wmv. I tried a few from MajorGeeks (freemaker etc...) but had no luck with them.
Any ideas?
 

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hi can anyone help my brother in law has tried to convert a file to dvd with dvd santa nero and other convertors but after it starts converting he gets a message microsoft has encountererd a problem and has to close this message comes with all the software and other files it also happens on another pc he has downloaded k lite codecs but this dose not help thanks Chippy ps both pc's have been formated

Answer:file conversion

Whats the file extension..

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I have donwloaded some music from a website to my computer and have placed in my real player music files. However the files are in a RAM format. How can I convert these to a wav file. Is this possible? thank you for any assistance. Debmac
 

Answer:Conversion Of Ram File

There was a French made programme called konverter I think that will do that easily. Maybe others that I can't think of.
 

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how can i convert .bmp to .jpg?
 

Answer:file conversion

Open it (them---it does batch conversion, too) with Irfanview and Save As a .jpg.
 

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hi everyone this is first time...just wondering is there aprogram which will convert *winamp* file to a some kinda dvd format , so i could burn a dvd????
thanks ..
 

Answer:file conversion???

What's a "winamp" file? WinAmp plays all sorts of files, you need to be more specific.
 

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I have two identical HDD's one main and the 2nd I use for backups. During a recent Ghost back up I changed the file system to NTFS on the 2nd Hdd (why ? I don't Know). Can I change back to Fat 32, which is the same as the primary Hdd, it does not make sense having two File systems. O/S Win 2k pro.regardsbluebottle

Answer:2nd Hdd file conversion

Only if you reformat the drive.

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Can anybody tell me how to convert a .pdf document to a Powerpoint presentation??
 

Answer:File Conversion

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An OST files are  MS Outlook Offline data file that is synchronized emails of MS Exchange Server mailbox and stores in client machine. If you want access it in MS Outlook then you have need to complete OST File to PST Conversion then access Outlook emails in mailbox on offline Exchange Server. A few days ago, I was also face this problem, but I had searched safe and user-friendly tool that complete this task and get back my entire Outlook emails on offline mode.
http://www.ost-to-pst.com/blog/convert-ost-file-pst-format.html

Answer:OST File to PST Conversion, How to do it?

PATRICSKCLARK,
Thanks for posting!

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hi, i recently purchased a 3dtv and it as a usb slot. but i need to change some of my film files so they can play. does anyone know of any free software to do this.
cheers

Answer:file conversion

Never used it but you could give it a try enter link description here

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I have Windows 7 and can't open .pdf and some .txt files. I get a box that says "File Conversion" and then the name of the file. Below it says "Windows", "DOS" and "Other Encoding" with radio buttons next to them. To the right side of the window it lists, Wang Taiwan, Western European(DOS), Western European(IA5), Western European(ISO), Western European(MAC)and Western European(Windows). Western European(Windows) is highlighted. Below that is a box that is called "Preview" with what looks like a bunch of binary code. I can't read the file.

What is going on here. I think I converted files at some point in the past. I did go to "Default Programs" and tried to change the program which opens files, but it didn't work. Any ideas???

Answer:File Conversion

Do you have a PDF reader installed? that could be your problem there. Text files will work converted to either UTF8 or as ASCII.

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Is there any freeware for converting ppt file to pps (slide presentation)?

Answer:ppt file to pps conversion

Can't you rename the file to .pps and save it that way?

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Is there any program that will convert a Word document to a PowerPoint? Also, an Excel file to Word? I have Office 2007 and XP. Thanks
 

Answer:File Conversion

You don't need to convert the documents just copy the data from the document into a blank document of the file type you want.
 

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Not sure if I'm in the right forum, but the descriptions are pretty vague.

Anyway, I have a SWF file that I want to turn into a GIF (for free of course). I downloaded a few programs to try. Only one of them actually worked, but it added it's own text into the finished gif. Does anyone know a way to convert a swf file into a gif for free without any side effects?

Also, I have another gif that I want to crop. I just don't know how to edit the gif and keep it as a gif.
 

Answer:File Conversion

There are numerous sites and software. It's generally just a matter of trial and error. Such as this one: http://imgflip.com/gifgenerator
 

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Hi there trying to convert a wma file into an mp3 file so daughter can down load it onto her phone then blue tooth it across to mine [ we are in Australia - don't know if you have blue tooth in uk but must have something like it] the file contains a tune using windows media player .Thanks in advance for ideas! Bill

Answer:conversion to mp3 file

this is one i useclick hereyep we have bluetooth in good old blightylol

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I am contemplating purchasing a new computer which comes with Quattro Pro and Word Perfect pre-installed. I am presently working with Microsoft Works on my old computer. Does anyone know if I can convert my present files so they can work with Word Perfect or Quattro Pro or am I out of luck? Please help if you can. Many Thanks.
Norman
 

Answer:file conversion

Hi there
Corel offers "try before you buy" at www.corel.com
Look under Products at the top and find the apps you are looking to migrate to.
If you try them on your current machine, you will get a good view of what is to come with the new machine.

cheers
Louise
 

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I need to change a windows media file into a mp3 sound file, how do I do that?

Answer:Need Help With File Conversion

There are lots of conversion programs that will do that for you. Just start looking at various software download sites and you'll find something. Here's the first one I brought up with Google that is free.http://www.wma-mp3.org/

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Is it possible to convert a Power Point file (.pps) to Windows Video (.wmv) so that someone who does not have Powerpoint can view the file

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Powerpoint viewers are free click here or click here. G

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Greetings

I have just downloaded a video in .ASF format which plays in Microsoft Windows Media Player (currently using V7). The video is in two parts.

I would like to convert the format to another (ideally AVI or MPEG). Is this possible?

Any suggestions would be appreciated - I actually tried used a screen capture application (SnagIt) but that didn't work.

Thanks for any advice - even if it's just to confirm what I'm trying to do is not possible.

Regards

------------------

Gareth Brandwood
"Sent using 100% pure recyclable electrons..."
 

Answer:ASF File Conversion

Hi gbrandwood ....

Here is quote from the "happymeal" website ..

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
ASF : It's a controversy topic ! One Year ago (1999), everybody said :" Rename all the .ASF files you wanna join in .MPG and use MpegJoin. When you get an assembled file, rename it with the correct extention.". But
today, it seems it doesn't work anymore... Was it an hoax ? NO, I tried it.
Anyway there are no tools to merge ASF files. So, Convert in AVI and JOIN...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Here is the URL ASF Joining
 

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Hey folks, i'm kinda new and looking for a wee bit of help.

I just bought myself a new phone and it's fine to add music and images to it through a cable from my computer but when i try to add videos it says that they are the wrong format and that they need to be a .prj file. Anyone got any ideas on how i can change my .avi and .mpg files into .prj?

Answer:File Conversion

http://www.google.com/search?domains...&SUBMIT=Search

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I'm trying to convert a chm file to a pdf. I have windows 7 ultimate and pdf converter professional from nuance but the software says that chm is not a compatible file type for conversion. I'm wondering if there's an in-between file type that I could use. I tried using a chm to pdf converter software I downloaded (free trial) but that only got me an mhmtl file. Thanks for your help!
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Answer:CHM File to PDF conversion

If you can print the chm file .. Then you could print it to a pdf using the freeware PDFCreator
 

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I have about a thousand asd files which are templates for a CNC maching but I need to convert them to a dwg or dxf file for autocad. Does anyone have any ideas. I've downloaded several conversion programs but none seem to be able to read the asd files. I have no idea how or why these are saved as asd files, but I'd like to convert them.
Please don't get to geeky, because I know just enough to get in trouble.
 

Answer:ASD file conversion

Most items like this are protected by the manufactures so they cannot be copied.

Where did you get these files?
 

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Answer:omg file conversion

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Hi,
Im in the process of making a musical greeting card all by myself with the little HTML knowledge that I have for my sweet sister .I have a song that is in .wpl format.I want this to be converted to a .mp3 file.Could anyone help me with this at teh earliest?Im unable to attached the file for your ref.
Thanks & Regards,
Cali.
 

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i am using sony digital handy cam.i have made a video file with still images which stops for 5 secs.its stored as .wmv file.i want to convert still images to jepg so that i can print photos.need help to convert .wmv to .jepg file.thanks.
 

Answer:file conversion

Put the video on the timeline of an NLE--go to the point where you want to capture. Then click on the still icon (most NLE's have one--if yours doesn't then find out how to save a still), name and select jpeg as the format and you are good to go. You might want to clean up the still in a Photo application.
 

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I need to convert a .wks file to a .xls file anyone have any ideas on how to accomplish this?
 

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