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Date: 2013sep23
Posted: 2009sep14
Product: ffmpeg

Q.  How do I convert a WMV video to an MPEG without loss of quality?

A.

ffmpeg -qscale 0 -i myfile.wmv myfile.mpg
The -qscale 0 option requests the same quality in the output as input file. Strangely (to me) its not the default. Use -sameq in older versions of ffmpeg.