What is a WMV file?
WMV stands for Windows Media Video. A .wmv file is a compressed video format that was developed by Microsoft for Internet streaming applications. Many of the videos and movies that are found online are in .wmv format. This type of file allows for large files to be converted into smaller files while still protecting the quality of the video within the file. This keeps the file size manageable without sacrificing picture clarity. When a .wmv file is played it is decompressed by the file reader while it is being played back on your computer.
While .wmv files are readable by most media players, the files can be converted to other formats if necessary. If you do convert a .wmv file to another file format, however, there is a chance that picture quality may be compromised.
Software that will open or convert WMV files
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|Program has been verified by File.org to open WMV files.|
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Try a universal file viewer
In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open almost 100 different types of files - and very likely yours too » Free Download.