How to use Prism Video Converter to create .wmv video files
Videos are quickly becoming the number one draw on the internet and the video capabilities of your iHigh.com website are no exception. They are by far the most popular item on your site. The following tutorial will assist you in converting your DVDs and non-.wmv file formats to .wmv files. The .wmv format is most compatible with our video uploads and is also the only format acceptable for uploading archival videos to the LiveStreaming section of your iHigh.com site. Separate tutorials are available for the LiveStreaming uploads.
Step by Step Process
- Download and install software
- Convert DVD video to .wmv
- Convert other video format to .wmv
Step 1 – Downloading Prism Video Converter
Prism Video Converter is a shareware software program available on the internet. You can find this software at: http://www.nchsoftware.com/prism/.
This software does have versions for both Windows and Mac. This is especially handy for Mac users since .wmv video format is not currently compatible for use with a Mac. Having the ability to convert and then upload makes it easier for you to get your videos up to your iHigh.com site.
After downloading the software, install it to your computer and you are ready to go! After a 30 day period you may be required to purchase a license.
Step 2 – Converting a DVD video to .wmv
Many organizations have video saved to DVD for distribution to athletes, coaches, parents, etc. However, the content of a DVD cannot be uploaded to the internet without going through a conversion process. Prism provides this process. Once installed, you should have an icon on your desktop as shown below. Click on the icon to open the program.
Step 3 – User Interface
After opening the software you will see a User Interface as shown below. The key buttons for you will be:
Step 4 – Adding a DVD to be converted
Insert DVD into your computer. Select Add DVD.
Step 5 – Select the graphics to upload
The software will open a browser. Browse to the DVD and select the “Video_TS” folder. This is where the video files are stored on a DVD.
Step 6 – Verify the chapter(s) on the DVD
You may see that there are more than one chapter of items to be converted. They will all appear in the window and will all have a .VOB as the file name.
Step 7 – Select Edit Output
Step 8 – Resize the video
You may want to resize the video to 640 Width and 480 Height
Step 9 – Select the Chapter(s) to be converted
Highlight the Chapter(s) you would like to convert. Then select “Convert” to begin process.
Make sure to select a location for the Output and also make sure the Output format is .wmv
Step 10 – Conversion process begins
When conversion begins a window will popup providing you the status. A full DVD may take up to 2 hours to convert.
Step 11– Completing the project
Once the project is completed, a green checkmark appears next to the converted item.
Step 12– Converting files to .wmv
There are many different file types for movies. The most common are .mov, .mpg, .avi, .wmv and .mod. All of these types can be converted using the same process. Instead of selecting DVD, you will select Add Files.
Step 13– Completing the project
After selecting the files, the conversion process is the same. Your completed project will look similar to the screen shot below.
Step 14– Upload file(s) to your iHigh.com site
You are now ready to upload your files to your iHigh.com site. Log in and either use the Video Uploader from the main page or login to your LiveStreaming section and upload an archived video to your Live Broadcast site. Check with your iHigh.com representative for tutorials and login information on these processes or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.