Open WMV file

The most common choise: Windows Media Video

How to open Windows Media Video .wmv files

wmv file icon Have you had trouble opening the wmv file on your computer? What are wmv files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is wmv file?

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.

Windows Media Video description

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.

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Suggested software to open wmv file

Media Player

Windows 11 default media player.

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

VLC media player for Linux

Linux version of popular VideoLAN player

VLC media player for Mac

Mac version of the popular VLC player

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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