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    Default How to convert kmz to wmv for e-mailing

    I'm using Google Earth 5. I have recorded a tour and saved it as a kmz file, which can only be used by other Google Earth users. However, I want to send my tour to friends and relatives via e-mail in a format that most anybody can view, such as wmv.

    Google Earth help says that wmv files are 'supported' by Google Earth, but I can't, for the life of me, figure out how to convert my tour video to wmv files.

    I also have Microsoft Movie Maker 2, but there is no option to import kmz files.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    Two choices come to mind:

    1. Google Earth Pro -- $400 -- Video recording built in.

    2. Fraps -- $37 -- Slick little recorder. It's what I used to make these videos.

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    Thanks. That's close, but does it support sound? I guess what I'm looking for is like what they use to post Google Earth videos on YouTube like 'Google Earth Secret Places' and 'Google Earth Secrets.' In fact, that's where I got the idea to record my own tour.

    Don't want to use a screen capture utility because I don't want the cursor, the controls and the screen text to show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revO emaG View Post
    Thanks. That's close, but does it support sound?
    Not sure. I usually add the sound in after I capture the video.

    Don't want to use a screen capture utility because I don't want the cursor, the controls and the screen text to show.
    That's not a problem. You can turn off the controls and text in Google Earth, and I believe Fraps has an option to hide the cursor.

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    You convinced me. I'm going to go download FRAPS right now. Thanks much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revO emaG View Post
    You convinced me. I'm going to go download FRAPS right now. Thanks much.
    It's got a free version (with a watermark), so it's easy to test and see if it does what you want. Let us know how it works out.

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