• Look Deep Into WMV to AVI Conversion

    Posted on October 12th, 2010 Sara | 4 comments

    There are many different video file formats to access multimedia data nowadays, however, not all formats are compatible with all devices. Let us say, you have lots of WMV files and often encounter problems of this kind or another, such as “My WMV video file cannot upload to MP4 player unless it’s AVI” or “I have to convert my WMV video clips to AVI files for use in iMovie” or even “My media player cannot play WMV format while AVI is a more commonly read file, so…”

    Then converting WMV to AVI comes as a necessity. Since not all of us are familiar with WMV to AVI conversion, let’s look deep into WMV to AVI conversion here together and learn well about it once for all.

    Point 1, something you should know about WMV:

    WMV is the acronym for Windows Media Video, which is a compressed file format developed by Microsoft Originally. This format was introduced for viewing videos over the internet. Through development and evolution over time, it is now even used for watching video content in HD DVD and Blu-Ray discs technology.

    Primarily released for Microsoft Windows users, WMV files can be commonly accessed with Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player, RealPlayer, and KMPlayer. And now, to meet the Macintosh users’ demand of playing WMV files, QuickTime Player comes out for this purpose.

    Point 2, something about AVI:

    AVI, also Audio Video Interleave, is a multimedia container format also developed and released by Microsoft. It seems a bit obsolete now since it was released 18 years ago in 1992. And most old VCD players only support this format while incompatible with the newer DVD formats. Anyway, some people still use the AVI format for uploading heavy videos on to the internet. All of these reasons make it important to convert WMV to AVI.

    Point 3, converting WMV to AVI:

    For converting WMV to AVI, the very first thing you need to so do is obtain a video converter that carries out this task. Install the AVI video converter, load your WMV video files to the program and select a location for the output video. Then the video conversion task can be finished in minutes. The new video file will be AVI and you can burn it on a disc in order to view it on an old VCD player. Furthermore, you can also use this AVI video converter for converting your WMV files into other formats like MP4, MP3, MOV, 3GP, etc. If you have a Macintosh, you can ALSO obtain a Mac version of the AVI video converter in order to convert WMV to AVI on a Mac.

    Point 4, WMV to AVI converting software

    There are many video converters available over the internet for you to choose from. Some of them will be totally free and you just download and use them instantly. Some AVI video converters are more advanced and come with more features and may require you to pay a small amount in order to make use of them. Here I would like to recommend Leawo AVI Converter which has a totally free version and a Pro version costing only $19.95. What’s more, it has a Win version and a Mac version for your choice. Have a try and it will not disappoint you.