WMD files + Converting them

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I'm trying to do a bit of basic video editing, and wanna capture wmd files using snagit, but it doesn't like it, resulting in a black screen. Anyway of getting around this? I have also tried looking for programs to convert wmd files, any programs that someone knows will do this? Thanks-

-- Phil Brown (paj_brown@hotmail.com), January 07, 2004


Do you mean Windows Media files? I think these are called WMA files. I don't think WMD is correct unless it's a file type I don't know about. TMPGenc (http://www.tmpgenc.net) can convert Windows Media files. I can't help you with snagit - never used it.

-- Root (root@yahoo.moc), January 07, 2004.

They are Windows Media Player Download Package files, its the media file, but embedded within a customied GUI with controls for volume, contrast, color etc..

-- Donny (IDon'tHaveAE-mail@ddress.com), January 09, 2004.

what scan i use to open this kind of file?(wmd) it wont open in media, etc..

-- will (willtimbog@yahoo.com), May 19, 2004.

1) WMD files are album length multi-track protected WMA files. 2) Surprizingly WMPlayer 9 doesn't recognise them but...

RealPlayer 10, whilst not recognising them to play, opens them as a "download" which, if you rename the output file creates a WinZip compatable file.

a) Open RealPlayer b) Menu: File/Open/Browse... and open the wmd file c) Follow the on-screen chaos and agree to evrything!!!!!!!!


Magix Music Maker DL 2004 will accept PROTECTED wma files and export- output them as .ogg, .wav or .mp3 with the licensing removed. Nice try Bill Gates!

-- Toby Caterwicz (tobycat999@hotmail.com), June 10, 2004.

I've been doing a bit more experimenting and GUESS WHAT?

If you associate wmd with WinRAR, they open as a standard archieve. Extract what you need.

-- Toby (tobycat999@hotmail.com), June 12, 2004.

The latest update... Microsoft can't think it through!

Protected WMA file burn to audio CD using the standard (and free) WMPlayer 9. (Be careful to keep the track order correct.

The free download of iTunes will rip (import) the Audio CD in AAC (wonderful) or mp3 (traditional) format without any protection bits set.

The music's yours to do with what you like!


-- toby (tobycat999@hotmail.com), June 12, 2004.

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