Transcode, rip movies to Zune with MediaCoder

If you use a Zune to watch movies, TV shows and YouTube, you must be knowing, how much time is requried to transcode /rip a movie into WMV, added to the Zune library for it to spend another 30 minutes transcoding it again because it wasn’t the particular type of WMV it was fond of. MediaCoder […]

If you use a Zune to watch movies, TV shows and YouTube, you must be knowing, how much time is requried to transcode /rip a movie into WMV, added to the Zune library for it to spend another 30 minutes transcoding it again because it wasn’t the particular type of WMV it was fond of.

MediaCoder is a free software to transcode just any video, and would sync without a second conversion.

  1. Download and install the latest version of MediaCoder. There’s a new version of this app almost every other week so it’s good to get the latest version whenever possible.
  2. Download and install the MediaCoder Extra Codecs Pack. This allows MediaCoder to handle a wider number of video formats you may want to transcode, for example Flash Video.
  3. Download and install the Microsoft Windows Media Format 11 SDK. MediaCoder uses the native SDK to output the otherwise proprietary WMV compliant files.
  4. Run MediaCoder. (If you encounter an error, download and install the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package).