WTV to AVI Converter

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How to Convert WTV to AVI?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button to select your WTV files.
  2. Click the “Convert to AVI” button to start the conversion.
  3. When the status change to “Done” click the “Download AVI” button

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We use both open source and custom software to make sure our conversions are of the highest quality. In most cases, you can fine-tune conversion parameters using “Advanced Settings” (optional, look for the icon).

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Our WTV to AVI Converter is free and works on any web browser. We guarantee file security and privacy. Files are protected with 256-bit SSL encryption and automatically deleted after 2 hours.

What is a WTV (Windows Recorded TV Show) file?

Microsoft designed Windows Recorded TV Show (WTV) to store TV recordings captured by Microsoft products. WTV is a multimedia container that compresses video with MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, and audio with MPEG-1 Layer II or Dolby Digital AC-3. It supports metadata and digital rights management (DRM). In 2008, WTV replaced another Microsoft-proprietary format, DVR-MS.

 

How to open a WTV file?

It is important to know that Microsoft no longer supports WTV. Regardless, it is best to use Windows Media Player to open a WTV file. If a copyright protects the content, then it only plays on the Windows PC that was used to record it. If a copyright does not protect the content, then it can play on other platforms.

 

Other players that can open a WTV file include VLC media player, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Cyberlink PowerDVD, and Cyberlink PowerProducer. For additional information, read this article on Microsoft’s web site.

 

Developed by: Microsoft

Initial release: 2008

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTV_(Windows_Recorded_TV_Show)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/desktop/windows-media-center-sdk/bb188788(v=msdn.10)

What is an AVI (Audio Video Interleave) file?

Audio Video Interleave (AVI) is a multimedia container developed by Microsoft. AVI is a descendant of the Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF). With the assistance of third-party programs, AVI can support chapters, captions, subtitles, menus, streaming, attachments, and 3D containers.

 

How to open an AVI file?

Microsoft provides a downloadable and free AVI Viewer. Another way to view an AVI file is to use a version of Microsoft Windows Media Player that is compatible with the operating system.

 

While AVI files are optimized for the Internet, hardware players support them as well. If an AVI file does not open, then use VLC media player.

 

Developed by: Microsoft

Initial release: 1992

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Interleave

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2361