Trouble with VirtualDub

I need VirtualDub to reduce the size of a high-quality .wmv without decreasing the quality of the footage, but when I import a .wmv video into VD, it turns up like this:


I have downloaded wmv plug-ins (because the import process wouldn’t start at all without them), but I doubt that a missing/misplaced wmv plug-in is the problem in this case.

I use VirtualDub 1.9.7 by the way.

VirtualDub is meant to process AVIs, not anything else

there goes my childhood dream

i’d suggest using this instead

(free for WMV transcoding)

Thanks a bunch, kind sir.