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Audio and/or Video converter

Would like a portable audio and/or video converter. would like the video more than the audio. Both would like to convert any format to another without restrictions. anyone know were to get a free version of these?

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been to that place, but

been to that place, but thier best video converter called "any video converter" was a trial based application. would want one like that but free.

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Audacity Portable for audio

Audacity Portable can open AU, AIFF, MP3, OGG and WAV files and can save to WAV, OGG or MP3 (with the free lame plugin).

True, it's a full blown audio editor as well, but you can easily use it just for converting stuff. The interface is easy to use. And having all the extra stuff like noise filtering and effects is handy. Plus, it's only 5MB.

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MediaCoder?

http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/

No idea if this is portable in the no-registry, no-settings sense, but I believe the installed folder can be moved onto USB devices.

Or I might be dreaming...

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MediaCoder Portability

I've got MediaCoder 0.5.0, which is portable. Don't think the newest one is. SUPER (http://www.erightsoft.com/S7f01.html) is very good.

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Yup, 'tis portable...

Don't know if it's the latest version, but v 0.51 of Media Coder IS portable.
How do I know?
Cuz it's contained in one of the Wininizio "Pensuite" versions.

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Get the .7z file from this

Get the .7z file from this page for MediaCoder. Like some of the above people...not sure if this is really "portable" in the truest sense, but it does run after extracting (no "installing" necessary). Check your registry with Regshot before and after running to see if any registry setting are used.

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=151884

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According to their web site it is

I found this link to their website through the portable freeware site:

http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/make_portable.htm

This website gives the instructions on how to make it portable.

It seems pretty straight forward, but the instructions state you have to copy the Firefox files into a subdirectory of MediaCoder, but it doesn't give too much detail as to why though.

I wonder if there's a way to work around that Firefox step, because it seems like a waste of space to have 2 instances on Firefox on the same drive.

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It isn't portable

MediaCoder requires certain Visual C++ files to be installed on your PC. The developed updated to Visual C++ 2005 SP1 and now you must have that installed on your PC or else you'll get an error when trying to start MediaCoder.

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uhmm

it comes with those files now. I know this because I visit the site everyday and I work with the developer Stanley
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Apparently not

If it comes with those files then why is it I still get that error without having Visual C++ SP1 installed? Why is it that there are a bunch of people in the forums that make topics about the error happening to them?

He has the Visual C++ files in MediaCoder, NOT the Visual C++ SP1 files. He even asked users if they could find out which files are needed so he could added them in. Nobody found out apparently.

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hmmm

I must of missed that. I am going to do a clean install of xp on my machine and Give Stanley my findings (Every so often I like doing a clean install of my OS ;))
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Personally,

I like Audio Converter (Total Commader's plugin) best. Everything is done with 2-4 clicks (actually starting it up with selected files takes 1-3). Very comfortable and quite small (when you compress it).
For video I use Virtual Dub, but it's not portable. It's small and works well, but leaves it's settings behind Sad
For me it's not a big problem as I usually use defaults here, but it's definitely a drawback.

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Don't know if WinInizio holds to PortableApps' standard of portability, but the Virtual Dub app has, at least, drop-in functionality.

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"But wait; there's more!..."

As of recently, there's now a portable version of VirtualDub available right here on PA.com!!!...

HOWEVER:
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If you want to play around with editing DVD movie files on your PC (*.VOB; *.Mp2 formats), there are two variants of VirtualDub that work with those files - whereas plain ol' vanilla VDub will not - to whit, "VDdub Mod", and VDub-MPEG2"

So John, how's about offering either/both of those *variants* in PAM format here, eh?... Please?..

Thx.

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The new SUPER tries to phone

The new SUPER tries to phone home, and won't run if a newer version is available, and I'm pretty sure it stopped being portable a while ago (I don't have a link, but I saw a message board post a while ago asking where to get old-version-x from the days when it was portable).

But it does a similar job to MediaCoder, which has all old versions available on its SF page...

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how about just switching file extensions?

Well this is a tip a friend gave me; it works for some, i would say most, audio/video formats if you go into tools/folder options/view and unclick "hide extensions for known file types" it will then display track1.mp3 or video1.rmvb and by renaming the files to say track1.wma or video1.avi it will automatically convert the file formats.

the only exception seems to be .flv video files which somehow file extensions don't convert to a working file. the encoding is too different.

or switching between incompatible file types [i.e. you cant make a word [.doc] into a video file]

i find that using just file extensions usually gets the job done.

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NO NO NO

This highlights everything that is wrong with modern computers, and some modern users.

NO file can be converted by changing its name. FACT.

If you have found this makes a file play, it was probably renamed or incorrectly named by someone else, or the software you use has realised that it can't play the file as-is so it tried a few other codecs to interpret the audio/video content.

Either way, changing a file extension is NEVER a good idea. For one thing, you won't get the benefits of the "new file type" (smaller file, compatibility, whatever), and more importantly you are simply breaking a fundamental concept of file formats and how they are identified by users and systems.

Please go and read at least one sentence about codecs, transcoding, file types etc. before recommending something that, if taken at face value, could lead to someone renaming a folder of various files to .avi then not knowing what they used to be called, potentially ruining their media collection.

OK, that was a bit shouty, but I think it was needed...

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It ain't necessarily so...

For one, its always a good idea when trying anything risky like that to work on a COPY of the files/folders involved, rather than the original. Easy enuff to do, in most cases.

Secondly, I hafta "second the motion" of the poster you're responding to. I've simply changed file formats within a given genre of files (document files, audio files, etc..) on a few occasions and found that it worked for me as well. Neither the poster nor myself are saying that it will work "every" time, or even "most" times, but it's worth a try. When it DOES work, it's the simplest/fastest possible solution.

Oh, and by the way, if you find the file unusable after you change the extension, then you simply CHANGE IT BACK to what it was before - no harm, no foul...

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Yes, it is so

Changing the file extension does nothing at all to the file, other than changing the name.

Seriously, nothing. It's foolish to think that it would.

The only outcome of the changing the file name is that you have a bunch of different applications installed on your PC and are associated with different file types. By changing the extension you might be making it open with another app.

Another possibility is that the app is using the extension to figure out how it should process the file.

In either case, you are not changing anything about the file. It is not converting the file type.

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CDex is quite nice for audio.

CDex is quite nice for audio.
There's a portable version hosted on Framakey.

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Super

Kindly request if portable apps could create a portable version of eRightSoft's "SUPER" media conversion utility.. I use this software extensively n my PC but would love a portable version

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*SUPER* bump

Just thinking how handy this would be to have SUPER as a portable app.
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is freeware not Open Source
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converting files

Which program can convert from .wma to .mp3? And can any of those do a batch of files or everything in a directory? I have a bunch of saved streams in .wma format.

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About VirtualDub

The thing should come with an instruction manual, as the computer I was using at the library almost crashed when I tried to do a simple video catpure for instructional purposes(trying to show a complete newbie how to use InfraRecorder to burn an ISO). It was very frustrating. I remember that on Linux, there were a few plugins/add-ons for the GIMP that made it possible to convert a bunch of screen shots into a video file. Now if only it could to take full size snapshots continuously and convert those to a video, then you'd have a great solution to the problem. If anyone knows how to do this, please post it here. I also remember a tool I used to use on Linux that didn't require a lot power to do screen captures and you could even edit those videos to a limited extent. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name, but I used it on Ubuntu a while ago. Won't do audio though.

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i did avidemux portable

i did avidemux portable found here
try it, it seems to work fine besides from some setting storing problems...soon to be fixed
https://portableapps.com/node/13007

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MobilDev, are you trying to do screen caps from your monitor?

Version VirtualDub 1.7.1 (27021) released Feb 07 has added that feature, but the developer stresses that it is *experimental*, and it sounds as though success depends rather heavily on OS and installed codex.
http://www.virtualdub.org/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=142

Maybe AviScreen would be a better fit for doing training vids.
http://www.mi3soft.info/?page=portable.aviscreen

One feature of Vdub that you might find useful is that you can load in an existing video clip, and export it as "image sequence", each frame is exported as a bitmap or tif file.

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SUPER can successfully be

SUPER can successfully be ported virtually so if someone creates a launcher for it should be "A OK" Smile

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I created a launcher for it.....

To my knowledge it works pretty good. I havent really made any changes to it but expect to see it in the beta testing soon. Just let me modify the script some so if you already have it installed it will get the necessary files.

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online website

you can always use the online site www.media-convert.com to convert audio and video files...much less work than to wait for portableapps to create software for it

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http://www.zamzar.com/ is

http://www.zamzar.com/ is also a good free online converter

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Video Editor

I've found that AllToAVI (found here) works pretty well. I haven't seen a portable version of it, but if someone wanted to make the launcher...

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My favorite for now is

My favorite for now is MediaCoder. Open Source, and support a load of different file formats.

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MediaCoder & FireFox

It was asked earlier (sorta) why MediaCoder needs Firefox copied into one of its subdirectories. It doesn't. The copy I have (0.6.1 build 4077) has an .xml file that allows you to specify where your current copy of FireFox resides. No need to have two. MediaCoder uses FireFox to display its settings which appear to be legion.

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You don't necessarily need

You don't necessarily need Firefox. I've been using K-Meleon Portable and no longer have Firefox installed on my flash drive. I pointed MediaCoder to K-Meleon's .exe and it worked fine.

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