3 Recommend Ways to Convert WMV to MP4 with Ease

 

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1. Which format is not compatible with QuickTime player?
2. Which format is developed by Microsoft?
3. Which video player cannot be used as video converter?
4. Which function is not involved in Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate?
5. Which video converter guarantees quick and lossless video conversion?

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  • 1. Which format is not compatible with QuickTime player? C. WMV
  • 2. Which format is developed by Microsoft? B. WMV
  • 3. Which video player cannot be used as video converter? D. iTunes
  • 4. Which function is not involved in Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate? E. None
  • 5. Which video converter guarantees quick and lossless video conversion? A. Wondershare

As most Mac users have noticed, WMV file can't be recognized by iMovie, Final Cut Pro, nor be played by QuickTime player. Sometimes you might even fail to play your WMV files on your iPhone/iPod/iPad, PSP or MP4 player. Then how would you solve the problem? The quickest and easiest solution is to convert WMV to MP4, a most widely-used or highly-compatible format. Read on to know the 3 different types of WMV to MP4 converter.

Part 1. Best WMV to MP4 Converter

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How to Convert WMV to MP4 Using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate (video/step-by-step guide)

Before getting started, you can watch the video tutorial below to get a general idea of how WMV to MP4 conversion proceeds. Note both the Windows and Mac versions function almost the same, and the totorial takes Windows version for example.

Step 1 Import WMV file to Wondershare WMV to MP4 converter

Download Wondershare WMV to MP4 converter via the download button above, then launch it after installation. To load your desired WMV videos to the program, you can either drag and drop them to the primary interface, or click add files to add from local computer.

Import the WMV file into this WMV to MP4 converter

Tips: Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate supports batch conversion, so you can add several media files at one time.

Step 2 Select MP4 as the output format

Click the drop-down icon of Convert all files to: to expand format list, and then select MP4 under the Video tab. If you want to play the converted MP4 files on iPhone, iPad, PSP, BlackBerry, HTC or other popular devices, you can directly go to Device category and select the corresponding devices.

Select MP4 as the output format

Step 3 Start converting WMV to MP4

Hit Convert All to proceed with WMV to MP4 conversion and it'll complete the rest conversion automatically. Once finished, you can switch to Converted tab to get the converted MP4 files.

Start converting the WMV file to MP4

Part 2. Free WMV to MP4 Converter-Convert WMV to MP4 Using VLC

VLC is widely-favored by its grand compatibilty with formats, devices, OS and added features. You might be suprised VLC should function as a converter, but indeed it does. Actually, not just .wmv but any video files that the VLC Player can play it can convert to .mp4! The tutorial below will show you how it converts WMV to MP4.

Step 1. Launch VLC player and click Media > Convert/Save..., then you'd get an Open Media pop-up, click Add... and choose Convert from the drop-down icon in the bottom right.

open media in vlc

Step 2. Click Browse to specify the destination folder and choose Video-H.264+MP3(MP4) beside Profile option as output format.

specify output folder and format

Step 3. Click Start to initiate WMV to MP4 conversion. When the conversion finishes, you can go to the specified destination to fetch the converted WMV files.

Part 3. Online WMV to MP4 Converter-Convert WMV to MP4 Free Online

Apart from listed WMV to MP4, there're countless online video converter available for you to convert WMV to MP4 free online. Now I'd like to introduce Zamzar and Convertio for your reference.

1. Zamzar

This is an easy-to-use online converter that anyone can try, no sign up or video size limitation. However, the biggest disadvantages are time-consuming and quality loss. It not only takes time completing WMV to MP4 conversion but sending to your email, let alone you download the converted MP4 file. With upload and download, video loss seems to be the unavoidable cost.

Start converting the WMV file to MP4

Step 1. Click Choose Files... to load your target WMV video to the tool.

Step 2. Click the drop-down icon to choose MP4 as the format you wanna convert to.

Step 3. Enter your email address to receive the covnerted WMV videos and click Convert to proceed.

2. Convertio

Unlike Zamzar, Convertio provides you Google Drive and Dropbox 2 destinations for you to choose. What's more, it supports batch conversion by allowing you to add more files at one time. However, it's limited for 100 MB maximum file size, or you need to sign up at a price (which varies with the plan).

Start converting the WMV file to MP4

Step 1. Click From Computer to select WMV files from computer.

Step 2. Choose MP4 as the output format from the drop-down button in the right.

Step 3. Select Google Drive or Dropbox as destination folder and click Convert.

Part 4. Extended Knowledge for WMV and MP4 Format

File Extension
WMV MP4
Category
Video File
Video File
Description
WMV (Windows Media Video) is a video compression format. This streamable format supports all kinds of multimedia. It allows you to combine different multimedia streams into one single file. MP4 is a container format used to store video, audio, and subtitles data. Since stores like iTunes uses this container format, it is used with iPod and PlayStation (PSP). It becomes a popular format.
Associated Programs
Windows Media Player
Apple QuickTime Player
Apple iTunes
Windows Media Player
Developed by
Microsoft
Moving Picture Experts Group
MIME Type
Video
Video
Useful Links
Detailed information on WMV
How to Convert WMV to MOV (Quicktime)
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How to Convert and Burn MP4 to DVD
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