How to open Windows Media Video .wmv files
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.
Suggested software to open wmv file
Windows 11 default media player.
The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows
One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player
Linux version of popular VideoLAN player
Mac version of the popular VLC player