WTV to WMV Converter

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How to Convert WTV to WMV?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button to select your WTV files.
  2. Click the “Convert to WMV” button to start the conversion.
  3. When the status change to “Done” click the “Download WMV” 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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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 a WMV (Windows Media Video) file?

Windows Media Video (WMV) is a common and widely supported video format. It compresses the file size with a codec resulting in an easy-to-manage file that maintains the quality of the video. A digital container format, called Advanced Systems Format (ASF), often encapsulates WMV files.

 

How to open a WMV file?

Most media players can open and read WMV (and ASF) files. The best player for opening a WMV file is Microsoft Windows Media Player. Microsoft developed WMV and ASF, and many videos online today are WMV files. VLC media player is another reliable option, which can play multimedia files across several platforms.

 

WMV is also easy to convert to other video file types. However, keep in mind that the conversion process might cause picture quality to decrease. If a conversion is needed, then HandBrake is a free and open-source tool for converting WMV files.

 

Developed by: Microsoft

Initial release: 1999

Useful links:

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

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