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(Solved) - Make video from Windows media player

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  • Started 5 years ago by InDiSent
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InDiSent
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Hey Guys,

I was wondering if there is a way to make a video with windows media player. I have an mp3 playing and my son loves to watch the windows media player visualization stuff. So is there a way to make a video of that with the mp3 and visualization? Can this be done without any additional software? I'm running Windows 7 Pro X64. Thanks.

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whs
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You need a screen capture program. WMCapture is the best one I have found and I use it extensively myself. But it costs $40 (lifetime license). I bought it because all of the free programs were pretty bad. If you happen to have Microsoft One Note 2007, there is a video capture function in it too. I tried it once, but it was a little messy to use. WMCapture, however, is dead simple.

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0zSpitt
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i put my flip video camera in front of the screen, but it took forever to sync the music kandinsky chaos

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InDiSent
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I do have one note 2007.....i think i'll give it a go later on. Thanks WHS.
It would be cool if Windows had some sort of video capture tool built in or even Windows media player.

Hmmm, i just had a great idea. I use vmware workstation and it has a screen capture tool built in. I'm gonna see if it does audio with the video too.

OK - No audio with vmware screen capture.

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whs
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I have made a little sample (with my tools) that I have uploaded here (best viewed in full screen). Once you are done experimenting with the tools at your disposal, you can compare the results in terms of capture quality.

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InDiSent
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That was awesome WHS! How did you do it?

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whs
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That was easy - was a 5 minute job (plus the runtime of the music). I first made a capture with my WMCapture and then I did a fast edit job with Machete. The long job was to upload it to Vimeo - maybe one day I get their PLUS package. Then there is supposed to be no wait time.

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InDiSent
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I'm going to check those apps out. Thanks.

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