.WMV File Extension

Developer:
Microsoft
File Type:
Windows Media Video File
Popularity:

Having trouble opening .wmv extension? Don't panic! This page explains what wmv files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open wmv files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a WMV file?

Wmv file extension has Windows Media Video file type, developed by Microsoft, which is associated with the "video files" category.

Video file uses Windows Media compression, and stores video that has been encoded with one of Microsoft's Windows Media Video (WMV) codecs. It is quite similar to an .ASF file.

Users can view WMV files via different media players. Windows Media Audio (WMA) files can be typically seen with the .WMA file extension.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

wmv file icon
Developer:
Microsoft
File Type:
Windows Media Video File
Category:
Video Files
Format:
Binary

How to open WMV file?

Double click the wmv file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .wmv extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the wmv extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".
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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the wmv file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open WMV files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the wmv file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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