How do I take a DVD and convert it to a wmv file to be uploaded and viewed on a website?
First off, if it is a retail DVD, or one that is copyrighted or encrypted, you shouldn't be doing that anyway!
But if it's your own DVD video, I'm sure this can be done.
You need to do 2 things:
1) "Rip" the DVD into standard files on your hard drive.
2) Convert those files into a single WMV.
Here are some tools you can look in to:
Freeware, can copy the DVD to your hard drive.
Windows movie maker, may be able to import these files, not sure.
Also Microsoft Media Encoder may be able to help:
Otherwise, just search google for a program to convert the files created by DVDShrink, into WMV.
If your using XP you can use the inbuilt Windows Movie Maker, you will need to convert the DVD to an AVI using any program available on the web, such as DVD2AVI or DVDSanta etc etc.
Bear in mind that some DVD's will be protected against copying and I think it is against Techspot policy to describe how to get round it, also remember Copyright as well.