A wmv file extension is associated with video files compressed with Windows Media Video codec that can be played in most media players. One of the most common and supported video formats.

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WMV file extension - Windows Media Video

What is wmv file? How to open wmv files?

File type specification:

Digital video and movie file type icon Digital video and movie file type

wmv file icon: wmv filetype icon

The wmv file extension is used for Windows Media Video files. Advanced Systems Format (.asf) files that include audio, video, or both compressed with Windows Media Audio (WMA) and Windows Media Video (WMV) codecs.

WMV video can be coded in both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video format.

By using a separate extension, you can install multiple players on your computer and associate certain players with the *.wmv extension for playback of audio and video sources.

MIME types:
video/x-ms-wmv

The default software associated to wmv file type:

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Corporation logo Microsoft Windows Media Player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Media Player is default multimedia player installed in Microsoft Windows. WMP can manage music, videos and pictures in computer, play or view them, sync them with portable devices, or burn them on CD/DVD media. It also supports home media sharing with other computers.

VLC media player icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player is very popular multimedia player developed for Windows, Apple Mac, Linux, Unix and various other platforms.

VLC can playback many of the video formats (AVI, MKV, OGV, WMV, ASF, MOV...) and audio formats (MP3, AAC, M4A, OGG, FLAC...) as well as support of subtitles for video. It can also be used as a streaming server and multimedia transcoder.

VLC media player for Mac icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player for Mac  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player for Mac is popular multimedia player that supports variety of audio and video formats as well as DVDs, VCDs, and streaming protocols.

VLC media player for Linux icon

VideoLAN Project Team logo VLC media player for Linux  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
  VideoLAN Project Team

VLC media player for Linux is multimedia player that supports variety of audio and video formats (MPG, AVI, DivX, MPEG-4, FLAC, OGG, MKV etc.) as well as DVD playback, and various streaming protocols.

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Help how to open WMV files:

The *.wmv files are widely supported by many multimedia players such as PowerDVD, Windows Media Player, Nero ShowTime, KMPlayer, Winamp and etc.

How to convert file with extension WMV:

The *.wmv files is widely supported by many video converters and video editors, that can convert .wmv files to another video format, such as AVI, DivX, XviD, MKV, MP4 and etc.

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wmv to txt

Find converter to wmv file type:

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 30 26 B2 75 8E 66 CF 11 A6 D9 00 AA 00 62 CE 6C
ASCII code: 0& u f b l

Related links:

Windows Media Player multimedia file formats

Play Windows Media files in your QuickTime Player

List of software applications associated to the .wmv file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open wmv file, edit wmv file, convert wmv file, view wmv file, play wmv file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the wmv files.

  • Open wmv file
  • Save wmv file
  • Edit wmv file
  • Play wmv file
  • Convert wmv file
  • Create wmv file
  • Import wmv file
  • Export wmv file

Software that open wmv file - Windows Media Video

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