WMV to DIVX: Convert Video from WMV(Windows Media Video) to DIVX(DivX Video) with River Past Video Cleaner, WMV2DIVX converter, conversion
WMV stands for Windows
Media Video -- developed and controlled by Microsoft. WMV is a generic name
of Microsoft's video encoding solutions and doesn't necessarily define the technology
what it uses -- since version 7 (WMV7) Microsoft has used its own flavour of
MPEG-4 video encoding technology.
DivX video format is originally based on hacked
Windows Media Format 11 adds support for HD video up to 1080P. WMF 11 runs
only on Windows XP and Vista.
Additional information is available on Microsoft
Windows Media page.
DivX is a brand name of products created by DivX, Inc. (formerly DivXNetworks, Inc.),
including the DivX Codec
which has become popular due to its ability to compress lengthy video segments into small
sizes while maintaining relatively high visual quality. The DivX codec uses lossy MPEG-4 Part 2 compression, also known as MPEG-4
ASP, where quality is balanced against file size for utility. It is one of several codecs
commonly associated with "ripping", whereby audio and video multimedia are transferred to a hard disk and transcoded.
Many newer "DivX Certified" DVD players are able to play DivX encoded movies,
although the Qpel and global motion compensation features
are often omitted to reduce processing requirements. They are also excluded from
the base DivX encoding profiles for compatibility reasons.
To convert video to divx please make sure the divx
codec is installed.
Launch River Past Video Cleaner
Once River Past Video Cleaner is installed properly, launch Video Cleaner.
Click on the "Add" button on the tool bar. The standard file open dialog appears. Select "WMV - Windows Media Video" in its "Files of type" combo box.
Select the file you want to convert and click "Open". The file will be added to the conversion file list.
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Select output format
Use the setting panel on the bottom of the window to control the output format. Click on the toggle to the left of the "Output Format" label to expand the panel. Select "Divx ;)" as the "File Type".
To convert to DivX video, you must have DivX Codec installed.
Change Video Settings
Click on the toggle to the left of the "Video Settings" label to expand the panel.
Select "Specify" under "Size" and/or "Frame rate" to enter the video resolution and/or frame rate.
You can change the compressor, quality, size, and frame rate of the video.
You can also specify the bitrate for the video so you can control the file size. To set the bitrate, click on the "More" button.
Control the bitrate with the "Average bitrate" settings. Normally, the higher bitrate will give you better quality and faster conversion time.
Change Audio Settings
Click on the toggle to the left of the "Audio Settings" label to expand the panel.
Select the audio compressor for the conversion. Depending on the compressor, you may also change the sample rate, channel (stereo or mono), bits/sample, and bitrate.
Do not use "MPEG Layer-3" as the audio compressor. It does not work correctly in video files and often causes the conversion to abort in the middle. If you prefer to have MP3 audio in the AVI file, download lame_enc.dll instead.
Select output directory
Expand the "Output Directory" panel. Use the "Browse" button to select an output directory.
Click the "Convert" button on the tool bar.
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