.WMV File Extension

A WMV file contains video compressed with a Windows Media Video codec in an Advanced Systems Format container. WMV is a common format for storing video in Windows. Files with the WMV extension can be ...

General Information

File Function

Title WMV File Extension
Extension .wmv
Full Form Windows Media Video
File Type Video File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type video/x-ms-wmv

File Characteristics

Quality Variable
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Video Playback Yes
Streaming Yes
Video Editing Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Malicious code injection
Best Practices Scan for viruses, Use trusted sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1999
Included In Windows Media Framework
Latest Update Windows Media Player 12

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .asf, .wma, .mp4, .avi

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Windows Media Player Free Windows
VLC Media Player Free Windows, Mac, Linux
FFmpeg Free Windows, Mac, Linux