Video Formats

How To Convert WMV To MP4

Using RealPlayer Plus to play and convert your video files is a convenient way to transfer files to multiple devices or share them with friends online. With a few easy-to-follow steps you can download, convert, and transfer, or repost videos online. One of the forms videos can take online is that of a Windows Media Video (WMV). To watch these types of videos requires a Windows Media Player. These files can be converted into a more convenient and portable MP4 file format with a few clicks.
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flv playerFlash. It’s everywhere.

Just everywhere. You can barely peek into any corner of the Internet without bumping into it in some form or other. Either as a streaming movie, clips posted on YouTube or Facebook, a pop up banner ad, or a simple animation. Although Flash (FLV) and now F4V, an expanded version of the Flash file format specification, has become the de-facto video standard for the Internet worldwide, that reign may be coming to an end.
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how to save and convert flahsThe overwhelming popularity and use of Flash (FLV) video online has created an entire cottage industry of software products devoted just to downloading Flash videos. Some of the Flash download products even refer to themselves as a “YouTube Downloader” because of the vast amount of Flash videos available on YouTube. In this post, we discuss how to download Flash video and save it on your computer. We will also cover what you can do with the video you download — such as converting Flash to other file format — and how to download a Flash player such as RealPlayer to watch those videos. It’s easy to use, fast, and free.
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learn about wmv playerIn addition to its venerable, but aging offering, AVI, Microsoft makes another, more modern player to accommodate today’s more advanced codecs and the demands for quality and convenience by consumers. It’s called Windows Media Video (WMV), and is said to have first come about as a response to a RealNetworks product built for Internet streaming on a computer. But WMV has also grown over the years for a variety of uses beyond web streaming on the computer, and is being used in mobile devices and consumer products.
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video formatsNavigating the world of video file formats can get confusing, even more so when it comes to playing video on different types of devices. Not all videos can play on all types of devices. In fact, there are plenty of smartphones that can’t play FLV videos. Before you even start downloading videos, it’s best to know what types of video formats can be played on your device. Not to worry, we can help. Whether you’re looking for movies to watch on your computer, smartphone, or tablet, here’s what you need to know if you’re searching for videos by file format.
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video converting basicsThe ability to watch video on different types of devices is a wonderful thing. Not so wonderful are the compatibility issues that often arise when you try to watch the same video on different devices. That’s because not all video players can play all video formats.

Let’s say you shot a video with a camcorder. You’ve downloaded the file to your computer and you’d like to email it to a few friends. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance that they won’t have the proper software or plug-ins to watch it.

That’s where video converter software comes in. With a video converter, you can simply change the video’s file format to something more universal, like AVI. It’s also helpful when you’d like to watch a video on a mobile device, like an iPod or smartphone, which might not support a format intended for viewing on a PC.

There are lots of video converters to choose from, and the technical jargon they throw at you can be overwhelming. Don’t be intimidated — there are just a few things you need to know.
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AVCHDIf you like acronyms, particularly for digital media, you’re going to get your fill here. In this case, we’re talking about Advanced Video Coding High Definition (AVCHD) and like other acronyms it can be a bit confusing. The essential message is that you can shoot and edit high-definition (HD) video with AVCHD camcorders, and then burn that video to a Standard Definition (SD) Digital Video Disc (DVD) quickly and easily and then playback the DVD in a HD Blu-ray (BD) player and view it on a big screen 1080p HD display.

It’s possible to burn HD content with RealPlayer Plus onto Standard Definition (SD) DVD recordable media. Additionally, that version of RealPlayer also offers accelerated downloads and transfers. Since nearly everyone has a DVD recorder, and Blu-ray burners are still a bit quirky and more expensive, this should be welcome news for home video users.
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