Apr 102013

WTV to MPEG: How to Convert .WTV File to MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG4 on Windows or on Mac

With technology advances, recording TV shows is no longer a difficult thing. By recording TV shows, it’s convenient to enjoy the missed TV shows at your leisure time. Windows Media Center TV pack is the most commonly used program for recording TV shows. Starting from Windows Vista, TV shows data (audio and video) are wrapped in a container with the file extension WTV. Video is encoded using the MPEG-2 standard and audio using MPEG-1 Layer II or Dolby Digital AC-3 (ATSC A/52).

.WTV files can only play with a few media players like Microsoft Windows Media Center. Usually we will need to convert WTV to MPEG (MPEG1, MPEG2 or MPEG4) for play with other media players, burn on DVD or blu-ray discs, import to working flows for edit, etc.

Before TechiSky writes this article, there is solution to convert WTV to MPEG but it requires you to first convert WTV to DVR-MS. The solution in this article does not require WTV to DVR-MS conversion, and you can convert WTV files to MPEG1/MPEG2/MPEG 4 or whatever video formats directly with fast speed.

Step-by-Step Guid on How to Convert WTV to MPEG1, MPEG2 or MPEG4 on Windows or on Mac

PrePare: Free download Aiseesoft WTV Converter

Free download Aiseesoft WTV Converter (for Windows, for Mac). Install and launch the program.

Aiseesoft WTV Converter is an excellent solution for Windows vista/7/8/Mac users to convert WTV to MPG (MPEG1, MPEG2), MP4 (MPEG4), AVI, MOV, WMV, MKV, FLV, WebM and other popular video formats for various usage. With this WTV video conversion software, extracting audio track from WTV, DVR-MS, WMV video files will be an easy thing. Aiseesoft WTV Converter offers advanced editting functions such as video crop, movie trimming, merge several video clips, split video, add and adjust picture or text water mark, and adjust aspect ratio selection, the resolution adjustment and more.

Step 1: Load WTV files to WTV to MPEG Converter

Press on “Add File” button to load your .wtv files. You can simply drag & drop your WTV files to load to the program.

How to convert WTV to MPEG

Step 2: Set output format

Click on “Profile” drop-down. In the “General Video” category choose desired video format.

To convert WTV to MPEG1, choose “MPEG-1 Video (*.mpg)”. To convert WTV to MPEG2, choose “MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg)”. To convert WTV to MPEG4, choose “MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4)”

Step 2: Edit WTV to before WTV to MPEG conversion (Optional)

With the WTV to MPEG Converter, you can trim, crop, merge or split WTV files with ease.

  • Press on “Trim” button to open the trim windows to trim wanted video clip by setting the start time and end time.
  • “Crop” function allows you to crop unwanted video area.
  • Press on “Effect” button to customize video like adding watermark, subtitle, audio track, artistic effects.
  • Press on “Setting” button to set output video size, video quality, audio quality, adjust audio volume, and choose audio channel and more.

Step 3: Start converting WTV to MPEG conversion

Press on “Convert” button to start converting WTV to MPEG1, MPEG-2 or MPEG4.

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