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Low quality resolution

For info.. we have succesfully transferred our video to TOSHIBA laptop and produced a DVD copy using WMV format .Unfortunately the resolution of the DVD copy was inferior to that of the camera, what could have gone wrong or what did we miss out during the process??.. Is the WMV format the right one to use for producing DVD's or could we have used other format eg. NTSC??

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  • jasner Aug 04, 2008

    is it different from windows movie maker?

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If you use Pinnacle Studio you a get a very high resolution off the DV (avi for DV or Mpeg 2) plus if you are wide screen it will capture that as well.

Windows Movie Maker was only design to work with wmv format and it uses version 8 or 9 which isn't even the current standard today.

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Try to use ULEAD MOVIE MAKER. it have plenty variety of video types you can save to your computer and burn. hope that helps!

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Cannot see pc MOV or JPG files on flash drive in Canon SX230


Thanks very much for responding to my problem.
It seems Canon will not allow edited pictures or video to transfer from PC to their digital cameras for viewing.
steps to my problem:1. my canon SX230 created all the parts for my WMV video in MOV format originally.
2. created a movie (WMV format) in Windows Live Movie Maker. Works well and plays on my PC (windows 7).
3. after WMV completed - converted to HD MOV format in 2 different file convert programs and with 2 different HD MOV resolution settings on Both programs. WMV resolution is 1920x1080 (HD). ALL 4 MOV videos play well on my PC in 2 different programs.

Steps getting Canon to see video in playback mode.1. copy MOV video from PC to Flash drive in my card reader in same folder as my original JPG & MOV files, then inserted into camera - does not recognize file.
2. copy MOV file from PC to camera with USB cable. Windows error message. Wrong format - would not copy.
3. Formatted flash drive in camera. Took picture to create DCIM folder, JPG image, and CANONMSC folder with M0104.CTG file .Deleted CANONMSC folder. Copied my MOV video from PC to camera (USB cable). this time copy successful. However camera does nor recognize file.
5. tried again except deleted M0104.CTG file but not the CANONMSC folder. no luck.
It seems Canon will not recognize any file that has not originated in the camera AND has not been altered. Upon researching answers on the NET - many other users of Canon cameras have the same problem with no luck.

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Easy way to burn WMV video to DVD and play on a DVD player


One of the most popular video formats used with computers and found on the web is WMV. WMV is wide compatibility with Windows PCs. it short for Windows Media Video. And it is the name of the video encoder that was created by software giant Microsoft. The advantage of WMV is that Good compression and quality. WMV movies are played with third party media player programs such as "Windows Media Player, "RealPlayer" and "VLC player". A lot of people saved WMV clips onto compute and want to make WMV to DVD for playback on a DVD player watch videos on TV screen.

DVD ( Digital Video Disc ) is an optical data storage device which can hold large capacities of digital data like high quality video and movies. A VOB ( DVD Video Object or Versioned Object Base ) file is a container format for DVD video files. An explanation of VOB files is beyond the scope of this article, but a study of the software part of the DVD format is essentially a study of the VOB container file format. With CD’s or Compact Disc’s becoming virtually obsolete with the emergence of high capacity storage HD DVD’s and Blueray disc’s, more and more video editing tools are geared to conversion between these two highly popular media formats, WMV to DVD.

How to convert WMV file to DVD?
Before we go to detail steps, there are some Pre Requirements: A blank DVD disk (DVD +R, DVD-R, DVD+RW or DVD-RW), rewritable DVD-ROM, A WMV to DVD Converter. Most DVD burning software can easily burn WMV files to a DVD as data. Here we use Daniusoft DVD creator. It can burn WMV Video files to DVD directly.

Step1. Import WMV videos
The first step is to import WMV files that needs to be burned onto a DVD may reside on the local hard drive or on an external device such as iPod. If it is not on your computer, copy the WMV file onto the local hard drive first and then Select/drag the WMV file into the main interface of D DVD creator. You could check the video size on the measure bar on the bottom. Make sure the space doesn't exceed the total DVD capacity.


Step 2. DVD menu making
Click "Menu Template" to create DVD menu. There are different styles of built-in templates, frames and buttons for your choice. To apply a template, frame or button, you can just double click it. You can even add text, background music and background image to customize the menu.

Previewing WMV video
Just for make sure everything goes as your plan you could have a video preview before burning it to DVD.

Step 3. Convert WMV to DVD
Now you can burn WMV to DVD disk. Go to set TV Standard (PAL/NTSC) on "Setting" option and output Aspect Ratio (4:3/16:9) on "DVD setting bar". Click "Burn" and then select your DVD drive (if you have more than one DVD drive on PC) and Click "Start" to burn your project.

Tips: The volume of DVD use is shown on the bottom side. You can select DVD type of "D5" or "D9". If the video size is exceed the DVD capability you can reduce it by setting output quality. E.g. select "high quality" instead of "Best performance".

That it, with Daniusoft DVD Creator, you can convert WMV to DVD and even make your own DVD menu in 3 steps. And the application also can burn other common files like MKV WMV M2TS MPEG AVI FLV MOV, etc to DVD and fully compatible with Windows 7 (DVD Creator MAC version is also available). Now, just enjoy watching your own made WMV movie on home DVD player.

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on Jun 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Play videos on Xbox 360 and stream videos to Xbox 360


How to play videos on Xbox 360 and stream videos to Xbox 360 – including Blu-ray, DVD movies, and videos in various file formats

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This tutorial intends to list out all the video formats supported by the Xbox 360, and explains all the available ways to play videos on Xbox 360 in HD quality or stream videos to Xbox 360. The videos include Blu-ray movies, standard DVD movies, and various other videos, such as ISO image file, Camera footages, MKV, MTS, VOB, M2TS, TS, TP, FLV files, etc.

Let's Get Started.

Part 1: The details of Xbox 360 supported file formats

1. AVI:

File Extensions: .avi, .divx

Containers: AVI

Video Profiles: MPEG-4 Part 2, Simple & Advanced Simple Profile

Video Bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: Dolby Digital 2 channel and 5.1 channel, MP3

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

2. H.264:

File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, mp4v, .mov

Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime

Video Profiles: Baseline, main, and high (up to Level 4.1) profiles.

Video Bitrate: 10 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps. Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

3. MPEG-4:

File Extensions: .mp4, .m4v, .mp4v, .mov

Containers: MPEG-4, QuickTime

Video Profiles: Simple & Advanced Simple Profile

Video Bitrate: 5 Mbps with resolutions of 1280 x 720 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: 2 channel AAC low complexity (LC)

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

4. WMV:

File Extensions: .wmv

Container: asf

Video Profiles: WMV7 (WMV1), WMV8 (WMV2), WMV9 (WMV3), VC-1 (WVC1 or WMVA) in simple, main, and advanced up to Level 3

Video Bitrate: 15 Mbps with resolutions of 1920 x 1080 at 30fps.

Audio Profiles: WMA7/8, WMA 9 Pro (stereo and 5.1), WMA lossless

Audio Max Bitrate: No restrictions.

Notes: You can not mix and match the video and audio codec outside of the above defined lists randomly.

Part 2: Different ways to play videos on Xbox 360

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With regard to playback videos from a USB storage device, please note that the Xbox 360 will support as big of a storage device as you can format using FAT32, and the maximum size of any single file on FAT32 is 4GB. Besides that, the maximum file size for an AVI, MPEG-4 Part 2, and H.264 file that can be played is 4 GB as well. To play a file greater than 4GB on Xbox 360, you can use Windows Media Player 11 and the Zune software to stream videos from your PC to Xbox 360 console, and notice that the file format must be WMV only. Why is it so special with a WMV file? That maybe WMV is a codec developed by Microsoft.

Well, that is to say, to some extent, we can consider WMV as the optimal format to play or stream to Xbox 360. When you are gonna watch a Blu-ray/DVD movie, or an MKV video, or some files else that are out of the range of Xbox 360 workable formats, what is your solution? We usually make use of Pavtube Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate to do format conversion. Why do we choose it? Mainly because of its splendid output quality and its feature of an all-in-one application: a Blu-ray ripper, a DVD ripper, and a versatile video converter.

Part 3: How to convert Blu-ray/DVD and videos to WMV for play/stream on/to Xbox 360

We have mentioned in the above contents that the program we will use is Pavtube Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate. Go to find a step-by-step instruction from the following part.

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STEP 1: Load Blu-ray, DVD or other video files into this program

Click "Add Video" to import video files, and click "Load DVD" to import Blu-ray or DVD files.

STEP 2: Select subtitle and audio track

Click on the pull down menu after "Subtitle" and "Audio" respectively to select your needed subtitle and audio track as your choice. Your selection can be reviewed in the preview window to the right hand of the main interface.

STEP 3: Select WMV as output format for Xbox 360

Click on the drop-down list at the opposite side of "Format", and then choose "WMV3 (WMV9) (*.wmv)" as output format.

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STEP 4: Do optimal settings for the output WMV files

Click on "Settings" button, and afterwards you can adjust audio and video parameters including video/audio codec, resolution, video/audio bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel on the popup window. To make it excellent for playback on Xbox 360, you can follow the optimal settings as below:

Video codec: wmv3 (the default one)
Resolution: 1920*1080
Bitrate: 150 kbps
Frame rate: 30 fps

Audio codec: wmav3 (the default one)
Sample rate: 48 khz
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Channels: 5.1 Channels

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Do remember clicking "OK" button to confirm your settings.

STEP 5: Click "Convert" button to start BD/DVD ripping or video conversion

Once finished, click "Open" button at the bottom to get the output WMV files for Xbox 360, which now is prepared for playback or streaming.

Part 4: How to stream videos to Xbox 360

Well, as we have mentioned in Part 2, there are at least four ways to stream videos to Xbox 360, from Windows Media Center, Windows Home Server, Windows Media Player 11, and Zune Software. Actually, lots of online articles have detailed the setups and operating steps, just check the following links to find the one which is most suitable for you:

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Windows Media Center

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Windows Home Server

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Windows Media Player 11

How to stream videos to Xbox 360 via Zune Software

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How do you copy Youtube videos to DVDs using 123 Copy DVD Gold?


You usually download youtube vids as FLV files, there are plenty of free file conversion programs to change flv to avi or whatever format you want, you can then burn them onto a disc.
I have never used your software, so i am not sure if it handles flv files.If your dvd player will play avi/divx files, you could convert then to avi and burn them as a data disc using ant burning software, i use free software for this. CD burner XP and imgburn.
It sats this about your software..
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How to Rip/encode DVD to WMV HD for HDTV, Xbox 360, PS3


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Backup DVD to WMV is common with arising portable multimedia players. Then how about DVD to WMV HD, are you catching up with the new high definition trend? With more and more people around talking about DVD to WMV HD encoder, do you curious about what exactly is WMV HD, WMV HD encoder and why DVD to WMV HD?
What is WMV HD and what makes it different from WMV?
WMV HD is Windows Media High Definition Video, and the difference between WMV HD and WMV comes down to its video resolution. Standard definition we usually see has at most 480 visible lines of detail, whereas high definition video has as many as 1,080.
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Standard Definition Video High Definition Video 480p and lower resolution From 720p up to 1080p resolution for now Useful Encoders needed for WMV HD
Windows Media Video HD (WMV HD) can be encoded with a variety of programs such as Windows Media Encoder, Windows Movie Maker, and Microsoft Expression Encoder. When encoding, it has been recommended by these programs that you use the original file for best results.
Free WMV HD Demos you can downlaod


WMV HD Content Showcase is what Microsoft Windows Media provided for you to download high definition video to have a try. FYI, Windows Media Audio and Video 9 Series is a breakthrough set of codecs that enables multichannel audio and high definition (HD) video at resolutions up to 1080p.
Why should you convert DVD to WMV HD?
You may complain that the video quality is not as clean as the original DVD after ripping DVD to standard video. For an ordinary DVD movie is often 7-8 GB in size, if we convert them to standard video formats the size would be hundreds of MB, so we have to face the problem that the code compress process would destroy most of unimportant data and the video quality get bad. Then what can we do to resolve this issue? The answer is to convert DVD to WMV HD, for these HD videos are often bigger than standard video and decrease the video damage. Thus, the WMV HD video seems to be lossless compared with the original DVD.
How to convert DVD to WMV HD?
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The self-explaining interface allows you to convert DVD to WMV HD within 4 easy steps.
Step 1: Download, install and launch DVD to WMV HD Converter - DVD Ripper software
Step 2: Load DVD, select output format and set destination folder
Click ''Load DVD' button to add the DVD file. You can also click 'Load File' to add DVD/IFO from your hard disk. Then click "Profile" to select "HD WMV Video" as the output format to keep the movies in high definition, so you can play them via HD Media Player such as HDTV, Xbox 360, PS3, etc.
Step 3: Set advanced settings
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Step 4: Start to convert
Finally, click "Start" button to start converting DVD to WMV HD. The output WMV HD files can be found by clicking on the button "Find Target". After that, you can copy these files via USB to your hard drives, and plug in it to HD Media Player like HDTV, Xbox 360, PS3 to enjoy.
And you may see the edit part in this program, yes, it enables you to do simple editing if you need:
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So just enjoy your WMV HD video with this DVD to WMV HD Converter.

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DVD needs to be converted to a format recognized by the mp3 player typically it will be .wmv or similar. You can go to cnet.com and download "any video converter" and convert dvd format to wmv and then transfer to the zen..I have used this successfully with my zen and transferred the movie 300 and Bull Durham.

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After you get the conversion you just toss the converted file into a folder monitored by the Zune software and it will pick it up automatically. From there you right click the name of the file in the Zune software and click "transfer to zune"

There you go...

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