Along these same lines (I think) is there a quick, easy way to write out .wmv files from iMovie or convert from QuickTime.
Quicktime Pro allows me to export to .avi, which WMV will play, but I would rather go to .wmv format. I can also export out to a DV cam and import the finished movie into MovieMaker (XP version of iMovie.. yuck) and then export out as a .wmv file from there, which is what I've been doing... but what a pain!!
why not just install windows media player, .wmvs are native to it, and you'll have the preformance that way. that is what i have done, and never have a problem. i just don't let wmp play any other files.