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WMV File Extension

WMV file extension is created by Microsoft, also known as Windows Media Video File. WMV has been classified as Common File Types. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open WMV files in Microsoft Windows Media Player program.

Windows Media Video File Type

Windows Media Video File Type
Extension .wmv
Developer Microsoft
Popularity 5.0 (2099 Votes)
Mime Type video/x-ms-wmv
Default Program Microsoft Windows Media Player
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 4/1/2024

What is a WMV File Type?

The WMV file is one of the most used files to store videos in Windows. You can see the file when you download a video from the Internet or when someone else is sharing a video via a USB device or an email. Use a variety of media players to view videos stored in WMV files. Windows Video and Media Player are popular since they are installed with many systems operating Windows.

Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 is the latest version of Windows Media Player developed for Mac OS X. Mac users can use Flip4Mac WMV (also known as Microsoft Windows Media Components for QuickTime) to play WMV files.

Windows Media Audio (WMA) files are saved with a .WMA extension.

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Free online WMV Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .WMV (Windows Media Video File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to WMV, merge, split and compare the WMV files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

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WMV Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Windows Media Video File .WMV File Extensions while opening the .WMV files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open WMV Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Windows Media Video File on your system such as Microsoft Windows Media Player.
  2. Associate default Microsoft Microsoft Windows Media Player program for *.wmv (Windows Media Video File) files.

    Associate WMV Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.WMV (e.g example.wmv) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Microsoft Microsoft Windows Media Player program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .wmv files.

    Associate WMV Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.WMV (e.g example.wmv) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Microsoft Microsoft Windows Media Player program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Microsoft Windows Media Player extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for WMV File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the WMV files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open WMV File on Windows

Software License Developer
ACD Systems ACDSee image. ACD Systems ACDSee 2019 for Windows Commercial ACD Systems
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows Commercial Adobe
FMJ-Software Awave Studio image. FMJ-Software Awave Studio 10 for Windows Shareware FMJ-Software
Attractor Mobile Software Codec Packs image. Attractor Mobile Software Codec Packs 1 for Windows Commercial Attractor Mobile Software
Roxio Creator image. Roxio Creator NXT PRO 5 for Windows Commercial Roxio
Psychology Software Tools E-Prime image. Psychology Software Tools E-Prime 2 for Windows Commercial Psychology Software Tools
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for Windows Commercial Wondershare
Blackmagic Design Fusion image. Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 for Windows Commercial Blackmagic Design
Gretech GOM Player image. Gretech GOM Player 2 for Windows Freeware Gretech
IrfanView image. IrfanView 4 for Windows Freeware IrfanView
Samsung Kies image. Samsung Kies 3 for Windows Freeware Samsung
XBMC Foundation Kodi image. XBMC Foundation Kodi 14 for Windows Open Source XBMC Foundation
JRiver Media Center image. JRiver Media Center 19 for Windows Freeware JRiver
CyberLink Media Suite image. CyberLink Media Suite 16 ULTIMATE for Windows Commercial CyberLink
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro image. MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2020 for Windows Commercial MAGIX
MAGIX Music Maker image. MAGIX Music Maker 2020 for Windows Commercial MAGIX
NCH Software NCH Switch image. NCH Software NCH Switch 4 for Windows Commercial NCH Software
Nero image. Nero 2019 for Windows Commercial Nero
Audials One image. Audials One 2018 for Windows Commercial Audials
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for Windows Commercial Corel
MAGIX Photostory Deluxe image. MAGIX Photostory Deluxe 2016 for Windows Commercial MAGIX
Corel Pinnacle Studio image. Corel Pinnacle Studio 24 for Windows Commercial Corel
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
CyberLink PowerDVD image. CyberLink PowerDVD 20 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for Windows Commercial Microsoft
CyberLink PowerProducer image. CyberLink PowerProducer 6 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
Renewed Vision ProPresenter image. Renewed Vision ProPresenter 6 for Windows Commercial Renewed Vision
Apple QuickTime Player image. Apple QuickTime Player 10 for Windows Freeware Apple
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for Windows Freeware RealNetworks
ShedWorx Smart Converter image. ShedWorx Smart Converter 2 for Windows Commercial ShedWorx
Cakewalk SONAR image. Cakewalk SONAR X3 for Windows Commercial Cakewalk
SoX image. SoX 14 for Windows Open Source SoX
Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro image. Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 6 for Windows Commercial Steinberg
MAGIX VEGAS image. MAGIX VEGAS 16 for Windows Commercial MAGIX
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for Windows Commercial Xilisoft
Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate 9 for Windows Commercial Aiseesoft
MAGIX Video Pro X image. MAGIX Video Pro X 8 for Windows Commercial MAGIX
Corel VideoStudio image. Corel VideoStudio 2020 for Windows Commercial Corel
Nullsoft Winamp image. Nullsoft Winamp 5 for Windows Freeware Nullsoft
Microsoft Windows Media Player image. Microsoft Windows Media Player 12 for Windows Bundled Microsoft
Avid Xpress image. Avid Xpress 5 for Windows Commercial Avid

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen WMV File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for MacOs Freeware Google
Eltima Elmedia Player image. Eltima Elmedia Player 6 for MacOs Freeware Eltima
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for MacOs Commercial Wondershare
Samsung Kies image. Samsung Kies 3 for MacOs Freeware Samsung
XBMC Foundation Kodi image. XBMC Foundation Kodi 14 for MacOs Open Source XBMC Foundation
Macgo Mac Media Player image. Macgo Mac Media Player 2 for MacOs Freeware Macgo
JRiver Media Center image. JRiver Media Center 19 for MacOs Freeware JRiver
NCH Software NCH Switch image. NCH Software NCH Switch 4 for MacOs Commercial NCH Software
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for MacOs Commercial Corel
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for MacOs Commercial CyberLink
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft
Renewed Vision ProPresenter image. Renewed Vision ProPresenter 6 for MacOs Commercial Renewed Vision
Apple QuickTime Player image. Apple QuickTime Player 10 for MacOs Freeware Apple
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for MacOs Freeware RealNetworks
ShedWorx Smart Converter image. ShedWorx Smart Converter 2 for MacOs Commercial ShedWorx
SoX image. SoX 14 for MacOs Open Source SoX
Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro image. Steinberg SpectraLayers Pro 6 for MacOs Commercial Steinberg
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for MacOs Commercial Xilisoft
Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac image. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate for Mac 9 for MacOs Commercial Aiseesoft
Nullsoft Winamp image. Nullsoft Winamp 5 for MacOs Freeware Nullsoft
Avid Xpress image. Avid Xpress 5 for MacOs Commercial Avid

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen WMV file on Linux

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux Commercial Adobe
XBMC Foundation Kodi image. XBMC Foundation Kodi 14 for Linux Open Source XBMC Foundation
SoX image. SoX 14 for Linux Open Source SoX

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen WMV file on Web

Software License Developer
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for Web Freeware Google

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen WMV file on iOS

Software License Developer
Macca Studios WMV Player image. Macca Studios WMV Player 000 for iOS Paid Macca Studios WMV Player
olimsoft OPlayer image. olimsoft OPlayer 2 for iOS Commercial olimsoft
Pentaloop PlayerXtreme Media Player image. Pentaloop PlayerXtreme Media Player 5 for iOS Freeware Pentaloop
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for iOS Freeware RealNetworks

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen WMV file on Android

Software License Developer
XBMC Foundation Kodi for Android image. XBMC Foundation Kodi for Android 16 for Android Open Source XBMC Foundation
J2 Interactive MX Player for Android image. J2 Interactive MX Player for Android 1.7 for Android Freeware J2 Interactive
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Android Commercial CyberLink
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for Android Freeware RealNetworks
BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player image. BIT LABS Simple MP4 Video Player 2 for Android Freeware BIT LABS

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

WMV file extension icon image.About WMV - Windows Media Video File

FileProInfo is to help you understand about the Windows Media Video File with *.WMV suffix, and provide the complete detail as how to open, edit, convert, merge, split and compare it with other related software programs, software download links and free online apps and tools.

Our professional team members at FileProInfo have been individually researched and verified the details for WMV. We want to be 100% accurate and publish the information about file formats, tools, apps and software programs that we have tested and validated.

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Updated 4/1/2024


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