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AVI is one of the most popular video formats. Many PC and Mac users save their movies in this format because most media players support it. So if you have some video files in the less-common WMV format, you’ll need a way to convert them to AVI. One way is to use a WMV-to-AVI converter online. Converting WMV to AVI online is a good option if you have a small file. If your videos are large, convert WMV to AVI with Movavi’s desktop app.

How to convert WMV to AVI with Movavi Video Converter

Movavi’s conversion software for Windows or Mac is not only the perfect solution for converting WMV to AVI but also a powerful tool to convert all your multimedia between more than 180 formats and save videos and music for more than 200 mobile devices. The conversion speed is higher than in free WMV-to-AVI converters that you can use online. Apart from converting Windows movies to AVI, the converter also lets you edit your files: trim and rotate videos, add subtitles and watermarks, apply filters, and adust color parameters. You can use this WMV-to-AVI converter for free during the trial period.

Read the guide below to learn how to convert WMV to AVI.

Step 1. Install Movavi’s WMV-to-AVI converter

Download Movavi Video Converter and install it on your computer. A free download is available to try the program for 7 days. This easy-to-use software can change your video formats from WMV to AVI really fast. You can convert several files simultaneously – the app supports batch conversion.

Step 2. Add the file you want to process

Launch the converter, click the Add Media button in the upper left corner, and select the Add video option. Choose one or multiple WMV files to convert to AVI.

Step 3. Set the output format

To set AVI as the output format, go to the Video tab, click the AVI category, and select the AVI preset that best suits your needs, depending on the codec and resolution you prefer. You should keep in mind that the higher the resolution, the larger the file size will be. If you click the Cogwheel button, you can also change advanced format settings and even save your own custom preset for later use.

Step 4. Convert .wmv to .avi

Set the folder for the converted files by clicking Save to. Then click Convert. The conversion process will usually take up to several minutes, depending on the number of files you're transferring and how big they are.

In summary, to change file formats, you can use free WMV-to-AVI converters online or download a desktop conversion app. It’s convenient to convert WMV to AVI online if you have one small file for conversion. If you want to convert large files, it’s better to use a desktop app like Movavi Video Converter – it lets you convert files in bulk and also edit them.

WMV vs. AVI: A comparison

Don’t know which format to choose: WMV or AVI? Let’s learn about the difference between the two formats. The main difference is that WMV and AVI are actually different types of formats. AVI is a container format, and AVI files can contain video and audio compressed with various codecs. WMV is a codec for video compression, and files compressed with this codec are contained in the ASF format. The AVI format is more widely supported, so you’ll have fewer compatibility problems with AVI files than with WMV. Below, you’ll find a WMV vs. AVI comparison table.

Comparison parameter



Full name

Windows Media Video

Audio Video Interleave

Format type

Video-coding format

Container format

File extension




Windows PCs, online streaming

Windows, macOS

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