Converting WMV video clips to iPod

Q: Is there any free or low cost way to convert Windows Media Video (WMV) files to be compatible with iPod video on Mac?

– Hazel

A: There are actually quite a few options to choose from. For WMV conversion, our favorite so far is an excellent piece of freeware called iSquint, a simple interface to the FFmpeg conversion engine.

We’ve had remarkable luck getting it to convert a variety of our Windows Media Video clips. Beware, however: more and more WMV clips are now being distributed in “protected” form – you’re unlikely to get any software to reliably convert these files.

For more information on converting video clips in MacOS X, see our Complete Guide to Converting Video to iPod Format (Mac).