Problem converting mov to avi

ben darby ben at
Wed Dec 13 11:06:29 UTC 2006

* Jeroen van de Nieuwenhof wrote:
> I have a quicktime mov file that i want to convert to a file that can be 
> used by Windows Media Converter. It's for uploading a video to a 
> website. I tried using ffmpeg for this, and used this command:
> ffmpeg -i -sameq -vcodec wmv3 -acodec wmav2 -f avi 
> movies_final.avi
> But then i get this error:
> Unsupported codec for output stream #0.0
> What am i doing wrong and am i using the right options/codecs that 
> Windows Media Encoder will probably like best (i know it's pretty picky 
> about codecs).

do you have the codecs to encode to wmv3 + wmav2? check with
ffmpeg -formats
you need to have an E (encode) next to both formats

ben darby
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