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Converted flv to wmv using VLC Player, but only got audio, no video

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I'm used VLC Media Player to convert a flv file to wmv. When I try to play the wmv using Windows MediaPlayer or VLC player, I only get the audio - no video.
I used Profile = Windows (wmv/asf)
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Merete earned 500 total points
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since WMV is a propriety format yu may just need the ffdshow
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/ffdshow
may I suggest you use Super video converter instead
install the ffdshow as well
I download my tools from this site and trust them, they include A basic guide to video conversion using SUPER (pdf)  just scroll down a little
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/SUPER

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by:Milewskp
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Hi Merete,
According to wikipedia,  VLC Player  supports WMV; the VLC Player profile Windows (wmv/asf) is specifically meant for WMV, and there are all kinds of websites out there that show you how to use VLC Player to transcode FLV to WMV. But when I follow the instructions, all I get is the audio.
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by:Merete
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ok I just find Super less hassles,
 testing it on my VLC
in the More information,
please note that vlc is not really suited for file to file transcoding. It's transcoding features are more appropiate for saving network streams.
Play for a sec and stop it.
and next Wizard
then go next transcode to or save to file
select exisiting playlist navigate to your flv
then select transcode video
select
WMV3 bitrates 1024
Audio transcode
mp3 bitrates 192
Encapsulation format
ASF
select a name to save to such as video.wmv<< add in wmv
then next encode and wait
open the VLC directory and cut out your WMV to the desktop and play it
mine plays fine in WMP 10 Media player classic and VLC
If you followed those steps exactly I dont know what else maybe wrong.
check the output file in gspot , or check the flv
to see if you have the right codecs
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/GSpot
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by:Milewskp
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Hi Merete,
It wouldn't play on Super (Super generated an error partway through the conversion) and GSpot didn't recognize the file format, so I guess there is someting strange about the file I'm trying to play (though it plays fine on FLV Player).

Thanks for the tip about Super - I will use it instead of VLC Player to do my conversions from now on.
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