[FFmpeg-user] Converting AVCHD into WMV or MPEG2?

Rhodri James rhodri at kynesim.co.uk
Thu Jun 7 16:45:20 CEST 2012

On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:54:28 +0100, Gilles <codecomplete at free.fr> wrote:

> Hello
> This is a newbie question. I did read the documentation section on
> Ffmpeg's site, but didn't find the answer.
> I just bought a Sony camcorder which saves files in AVCHD.
> XP's Windows Movie Maker seems good enough to join videos and insert
> some text screens in between.
> Can Ffmpeg convert AVCHD into WVM or MPEG2, which Movide Maker is
> supposed to support?

Assuming that "AVCHD" is AVC (H.264) with HD resolution, yes,
ffmpeg can handle the conversion.  "ffmpeg -codecs" will tell
you which decoders and encoders are available.

Rhodri James
Kynesim Ltd

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