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.wmv

File Type Windows Media Video IconWindows Media Video
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Open manually
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

The Windows Media video format is a proprietary media format developed by Microsoft. It uses one of several Microsoft codecs to compress audio and video data.

WMV files are encapsulated within Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container format. ASF files that do not use WMV codecs are typically saved with a .ASF extension. Windows Media video files that are saved within AVI or Matroska container formats are saved with .AVI or .MKV extensions respectively.

Open With
Windows

IconMicrosoft Movies & TV

IconMicrosoft Windows Media Player

IconVideoLAN VLC media player

macOS

IconVideoLAN VLC media player

IconEltima Elmedia Player

IconShedWorx Smart Converter

Unix

IconVideoLAN VLC media player

IconKodi

Updated May 15, 2009
Information from the PC File Extensions Reference
https://pc.net/extensions/file/wmv
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