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How to convert MP4 to WMV on a Windows PC or a Mac with Movavi Video Converter
Step 1. Download and install the video converter
Download Movavi Video Converter and install it following the on-screen instructions. This software is intuitive and easy to use, so you don’t need to be an expert to use it!
Step 2. Add a file to the converter
To add a file for conversion, click the Add Media button in the Movavi Video Converter interface and then select Add Video. Choose the video files you want to change from MP4 to WMV or vice versa.
Step 3. Set the output format and settings
Go to Video > WMV and choose the appropriate WMV preset that defines your desired output format. Remember that the output file may be pretty large if you select a high-resolution preset.
If you need to convert a WMV file to MP4, choose the MP4 category and the desired preset. Movavi Video Converter can process a single file or batch-process multiple files in a single pass.
Step 4. Convert your videos from MP4 to WMV
Choose the folder for the output videos next to the Save to the field and click Convert to start the process. Converting MP4 to WMV will take up to several minutes, depending on the number and resolution of the files.
Once the conversion is complete, your video will be saved in the format you selected, and the destination folder will open automatically.
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MP4 vs. WMV comparison table
Video encoding formats
H.264, H.265, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, Dirac, others
WMV V7, WMV V8, WMV 9, WMV 9 Screen, WMV 9 Advanced profile, MPEG-4, WMV 9.1 Image V2
Audio encoding formats
AAC, MP3, AC-3, Apple Lossless, ALS, SLS, others
WMA 9, WMA Pro, WMA Voice
Device and OS compatibility
Compatible with almost all devices and operating systems
Blu-ray and DVD players and recorders. Windows, macOS, and Linux devices (with the help of any media player supporting the WMV format)
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Frequently asked questions
How can I convert MP4 to WMV on a Mac?
If you have ever wondered how to convert MP4 to WMV on a Mac, you now have your answer. Conversion of MP4 to WMV on your Mac device can be as straightforward as possible by using the Movavi Video Converter following the following steps:
Download and install the Movavi Video Converter to WMV on your Mac device.
Open the files for conversion using the Add Media button (it is possible to convert multiple files at a go).
Choose WMV as your output format by clicking on the Video tab and select the appropriate preset from the list.
Choose the destination folder by clicking the Save to button, select Convert to convert videos to WMV and wait till the conversion process is complete.
What is better – MP4 or WMV?
It depends on what you need the file to be able to do. If you need to be able to open the file on any device, use MP4: this format is very common and widely supported. If you only need to use the file on Windows, use WMV: it will save on storage space while maintaining good quality.
How do I convert MP4 to WMV on Windows 7/10?
If you want to convert an MP4 to WMV, try Movavi Video Converter. It is an MP4-to-WMV converter for Windows with the free download available. Using it is quite straightforward, as presented below:
To get started, you need to download Movavi Video Converter for Windows. After download, install the software.
Once installed, click the Add Media button and then select Add Video. Choose the video files you want to change from MP4 to WMV.
In the Video tab, choose the WMV preset that suits your preference.
Choose the folder for the output videos next to the Save to field and click Convert to start the process. Once the conversion is complete, your video will be saved in the format you selected, and the destination folder will open automatically.
How do I convert MP4 to WMV online for free over 100MB?
FreeConvert.com allows you to convert videos greater than 100 MB in size from MP4 to WMV for free; its file limit for free conversions is 1 GB. To convert your video using FreeConvert.com, click the Choose Files button and select the video you'll like to convert. Select WMV video format from the Convert To drop-down list, click on the blue Convert button to start the conversion. One obvious limitation of converting using FreeConvert.com is the 1GB cap on its free conversions. It is also not possible to add files indirectly using Google Drive and Dropbox.
Is WMV a good format?
Yes, it has a good compression rate, so it will probably come in handy when you want to send a video or audio file via email, and the sound and video quality are pretty good. WMV works well even with older versions of software, if need be.
Are MP4 files smaller than WMV?
No, they aren’t. In the ‘smaller size’ competition, WMV wins. Its compression rate is twice that of MP4. WMV can be used to compress MP4 files if you want to save some space on a Windows PC.
How do I convert MP4 to WMV with Windows Media Player?
Windows Media Player is not a video converting tool; it is a video playing tool. It is not possible to convert with a Windows Media Player. However, you can easily convert to WMV using Movavi Video Converter available for free download for Windows and Mac devices.
Do I choose WMV or MP4 for YouTube?
Regardless of whether you are uploading or downloading from Youtube, WMV is preferable as it doesn't lose quality during compression, as opposed to MP4 format, which loses its quality during compression.
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