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WMV file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .wmv file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .wmv file?
  • What program do I need to open a .wmv file?
  • How can the .wmv file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .wmv files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Windows Media Video

WMV file is a Windows Media Video. Windows Media Video (WMV) is a generic name for the set of video codec technologies developed by Microsoft.
Category: Video files
Application: Windows Media Player
Mime-type: video/x-ms-wmv
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
WMV aliases:
WMV related links:
WMV related extensions:
Microsoft Video for Windows Movie

Autodesk Animator FLIC File

QuickTime Movie

Mpeg Video

Multimedia Viewer Book

RealMedia File

MicroDVD Subtitle Format File

SubRip Subtitle Format

Mpeg-4 Video Container

3GP Video File

Other types of files may also use the .wmv file extension.

🔄 .wmv converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .wmv files to other formats:

FFmpeg, SUPER Media Converter

For example, using the softwares above, a .wmv file can be converted into one of the following formats:

mp4, avi, 3gp, mpg, ogg, flv, m4v, webm

🚫 The .wmv file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

amv, dmv, emv, mv, mwv, qmv, smv, wm, wmb, wmc, wmd, wmf, wmg, wnv, wv

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Windows Media File
Grand Theft Auto V Navmesh Data
Qvod Player Internal Data
WideVine DRM Protected Video
MediaWorks Data
Ricardo WAVE Input
AMV Encoded Video
Windows Metafile
SigmaTel Motion Video
Adobe Acrobat Parsing Rules

🔴 Can't open a .wmv file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .wmv file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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