How to convert a video to WMV and vice versa with the Movavi converter
Step 1. Download and install Movavi Video Converter
Download the video converter by Movavi and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software. This fast and easy-to-use converting software will enable you to change video formats in no time. Convert video to WMV and vice versa with no visible loss of quality. You can also extract audio from movies and clips to save as MP3s and even resize and trim your video.
Step 2. Add a file for conversion
Click Add Media, then Add Video and add the video or videos you want to convert to WMV (or any other format). With Movavi Video Converter, you can convert your entire media library in just a couple of clicks!
Step 3. Specify the format and settings
Open the Video tab and choose the format to which you want to change your video files; you can find presets for the WMV format under the WMV category. You can further customize the preset by adjusting values like frame size and bitrate – just click the Cogwheel icon to set these.
Step 4. Convert your video file to WMV or another format
Choose the folder in which you want to place the converted files by clicking the Folder icon and hit Convert to start processing. It can take anything from one to several minutes, depending on the file size and the number of files you are converting.
Movavi Video Converter creates the new file in the selected format automatically. Once your video has been converted to WMV, the folder containing the newly converted video will open automatically.
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Frequently asked questions
Is WMV a good format?
WMV is a video compression format designed by Microsoft. It’s a good option for Windows users, but the format is not widely supported on other platforms. WMV files can also be DRM-protected, which makes this format appropriate for video content sold online.
Is WMV compressed?
WMV files can be compressed with one of the following video codecs: WMV V7, WMV V8, WMV 9, WMV 9 Screen, WMV 9 Advanced profile, MPEG-4, WMV 9.1 Image V2.
How can I play WMV files on my iPhone?
To play WMV files on an iPhone, you can install a special WMV player. Alternatively, you can convert WMV videos to a format compatible with iPhone.
Can WMV play on Android?
There are special players that can open WMV videos on Android. You can also convert WMV to a more universal format that is supported on your device, for example, MP4.
Is WMV better than MP4?
Both WMV and MP4 can contain high-quality videos while maintaining a relatively small file size. They can also both be used for streaming videos on the Internet. MP4 is a more widely used format and is supported on almost every device. WMV files can be played on Windows devices with no problems but, for some devices, you’ll need special players to open WMV-format videos.
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