Open WMV file

WMV files: what are they and how do I open them?

wmv file icon Are you facing difficulties opening unknown files on your computer, or wondering exactly what this file is?
We've got the information and best software solutions for opening these files effortlessly.

Windows Media Video content

You can recognize videos in the Windows Media Video by the iconic wmv file extension. These files can be played on most media players and are among the most widely supported video formats.

Further details:

Windows Media Video (WMV) is a file format developed by Microsoft that contains both video and audio data.

It is typically used for streaming content on the Internet, such as movies and music videos. WMV files can be played on a variety of media players, including Windows Media Player, which is included with most versions of Windows.

WMV format supports various methods of data compression, allowing files to be tailored for use on different types of devices and network connections.

Open file with:

Media Player icon

Media Player

Windows 11 default media player.

Microsoft Windows Media Player icon

Microsoft Windows Media Player

The default multimedia player from Microsoft Windows

VLC media player icon

VLC media player

One of the most popular multi-platfom multimeda player

VLC media player for Linux icon

VLC media player for Linux

Linux version of popular VideoLAN player

VLC media player for Mac icon

VLC media player for Mac

Mac version of the popular VLC player

KMPlayer icon


A free media player for Windows

Xine icon


A free multimedia player for Linux

ALLPlayer icon


A free media player mainly used for watching movies with subtitles

MPlayer icon


One of the many movie players

MPlayer for Mac icon

MPlayer for Mac

A movie player for Mac

What is the meaning of a file extension?

File extensions are characters that appear after the dot in a computer file's name. For example, the file "unknown-file.wmv" has the file extension "wmv". This is used to identify which program should open the file or what file type it is.
File extensions help you organize and manage files. They provide a quick and easy way to identify and associate the file type with the appropriate software.

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This database is an invaluable resource for users who want to understand better file extensions and what they can do with them. It also allows users to know different file types with the same purpose.

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