WMV vs. MP4: What's Difference Between MP4 and WMV?
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MP4 versus WMV
What is a WMV file?
What is an MP4 file?
What are the differences between MP4 and WMV?
What are the similarities between MP4 and WMV?
Which is better: MP4 vs. WMV?
How to switch between formats
Frequently asked questions
What is better: MP4 or WMV?
Both formats can store high-quality video, so the choice depends on the situation. WMV can be especially useful if the storage space is limited, while MP4 is better than WMV in terms of compatibility.
What is the difference between WMV and MP4?
Both WMV and MP4 contain compressed video. The main difference is the compression type. WMV is a lossless format, so the video quality remains the same after the file is compressed. MP4 is lossy, so the video quality gets worse after compression.
WMV vs. MP4 quality: which video format is better?
MP4 uses the H.264 codec that offers one of the best quality/size ratios. That’s why video streaming services and social media use MP4. WMV codec may offer a smaller size but at the cost of video quality.
WMV or MP4 for YouTube: which is better?
MP4 is typically going to be the better option for YouTube. You can upload both WMV and MP4 files to YouTube, and most users report no issues with using their WMV files for their YouTube uploads.
However, because MP4 is a more universal file format, it’s more likely to work and play as intended than WMV. With that in mind, while WMV has advantages and disadvantages, if your MP4 file is too large and you’re having trouble in the upload process, you may have more success converting it to a more compressed WMV format.
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