How to Convert MP4 to WMV Format?


Windows Media Video (WMV) is a video compression format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. WMV is a mandatory video codec for PlaysForSure-certified online stores and devices, as well as Portable Media Center devices. The Microsoft Zune, Xbox 360, Windows Mobile-powered devices with Windows Media Player, as well as many uncertified devices, support the codec. WMV used to be the only supported video codec for the Microsoft Silverlight platform, but H.264 codec is now also supported starting with version 3. Software that can play WMV files include Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, MPlayer, The KMPlayer, Media Player Classic and VLC Media Player.

Sometimes we may come across the situation that the device/player/software we have can not play back some MP4 video file. And the device/player/software does support WMV format for sure. In that case, we have to convert MP4 video into WMV format to make the playback possible. iCoolsoft Total Video Converter is such a professional software that it supports various kinds of WMV outputting, such as, PS3 WMV, BlackBerry WMV, Gphone WMV, Xbox360 WMV, Zune2 WMV, and so forth. In addition, it is not only a MP4 to WMV converter, it also supports editing original files as well as customizing output parameters.



Step 1: Click "Add Video" button to import MP4 videos. You can also use the "File" menu.

Tip: You can preview the MP4 video in the preview pane and take snapshot of the scenes you like the most.



Step 2: Open "Profile" drop-down list and choose the WMV you need as the output format.

Click "Browse" button to set output path.


Step 3: Select the MP4 video and use "Effect, Trim, Crop" buttons on the tool bar to edit it as you like.



If you want to merge several clips into one file to output, you can click the files from the file list and then click button "Merge". The merged file will be automatically named as "Merge" and listed below.



Step 4: Click "Convert" button to start converting MP4 files to WMV format.



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