WMV File Extension

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Windows Media Video Format
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What is WMV file?

Windows Media Video is what the .WMA extension stands for. The file format is useful in compressing the video based format that was developed by the Microsoft Corporation for streaming applications online. Most of the movies and videos that are available online are in the .WMA file format. Such kind of file format enables larger files to be easily converted into a small sized files and still protects the video quality within the file.

This is useful in keeping the size of the file manageable without affecting its picture quality. While the .WMV file format is played, it essentially decompressed as the file is played back on the system.

Conversion of a WMV file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the WMV extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of WMV file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from WMV extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to WMV file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the WMV file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the WMV file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the WMV file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the WMV file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the WMV file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the WMV file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the WMV file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on WMV file.

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