Filename Extensions
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Details of extension .wmv

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .wmv file?
  • Which program can create the .wmv file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .wmv format?
  • What can convert .wmv files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .wmv extension?

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Windows Media Video .wmv file icon

Windows Media Video

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.
Category: Video files
Application: Windows Media Player
Program name: mplayer.exe
Mime-type: video/x-ms-wmv
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Microsoft Video for Windows Movie
Autodesk Animator FLIC File
QuickTime Movie
Mpeg Video
Multimedia Viewer Book
RealMedia File
MicroDVD Subtitle Format File
SubRip Subtitle Format
Mpeg-4 Video Container

Other types of files may also use the .wmv file extension. If you have helpful information about .wmv extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

Ricardo WAVE Input
WideVine DRM Protected Video
Windows Metafile
Adobe Acrobat Parsing Rules
Windows Media File
SecureDoc Encrypted Hard Drive Control File
AMV Encoded Video
WavPack Audio
Miva Script Source Code

The .wmv filename extension is often given incorrectly!

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

wvm (20), wmf (10), wm (4), dmv (4), wmg (3), amv (2), wv (2), mv (2), smv (2), wmc (1), wmd (1), emv (1), wmb (1)

Can't open a .wmv file?

If you want to open a .wmv file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .wmv association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.wmv

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 from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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