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WMV file format description

Many people share .wmv files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .wmv file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .wmv files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.wmv - Windows Media Video

The WMV video files are related to Windows Media Player. The WMV file is a Windows Media Video. Windows Media Video (WMV) is a generic name for the set of video codec technologies developed by Microsoft.

Windows Media Player
Video files
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Windows Media Video related extensions:
WebSynth Video Data
H.262 Encoded Video
Quartz Composer Composition
m-View Video Stream
ArcSoft ShowBiz Captured Video
Sony PSP Movie File

Naturally, other applications may also use the .wmv file extension. Even harmful programs can create .wmv files. Be especially cautious with .wmv files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .wmv file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .wmv file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

amv, dmv, emv, mv, mwv, qmv, smv, whv, wlv, wm, wmb, wmc, wmd, wmf, wmg

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

AMV Encoded Video
SigmaTel Motion Video
LabVIEW EuroMeV Configuration File
WordStar 2000 Macro
Qvod Player Internal Data
SecureDoc Encrypted Hard Drive Control File

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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