Author Topic: Avidemux won't read Windows Media Center .wtv files  (Read 347 times)

kristof43

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Avidemux won't read Windows Media Center .wtv files
« on: August 23, 2017, 11:07:34 AM »
Hi
I see there is an old topic on this subject which said it was a topic for the developers.
Is it likely that the ability to read .wtv files will be added? For those of us with W7 it would be really useful.
VLC data on the codec is attached. VLC will play it, but the current version of VLC is having trouble transcoding.
Does that enable an expert to give Avidemux the capability of reading the file?

eumagga0x2a

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Re: Avidemux won't read Windows Media Center .wtv files
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 01:13:24 PM »
The codecs are supported, of course, but not the container (there is no demuxer for that). Windows 7 is going to die more or less soon, so your best bet ATM is remuxing WTV recordings as MKV using the command-line ffmpeg.

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ffmpeg -i your_tv_recording.wtv -c copy your_tv_recording.mkv

kristof43

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Re: Avidemux won't read Windows Media Center .wtv files
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 03:13:09 AM »
Thanks eumagga
Being a non hero 73 year old, I'll research MKV to find out what I can then do with that, and try your command line.
Cheers, kristof