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How to Convert MP4 to WMV – the Top 3 Methods Are Provided

MP4 is a compressed video format while WMV is uncompressed. Sometimes, you may need to convert MP4 to WMV for some purpose. But how to do it? This time, I will bring a functional MP4 to WMV converter to help you get it done.

Updated Dec 26,2018 | by Micky

MP4 is the commonest video format for videos. It’s renowned for its high compression ratio and good quality. However, sometimes, we do need uncompressed videos for some special purposes, for example, WMV – Windows Media Video.

So, how to convert MP4 to WMV? Are there any free tools available? In the following tutorial, I will bring the top 3 MP4 to WMV converters to help you finish this job.  


Method 1 How to Convert MP4 to WMV with VLC

VLC is not only a free open-source media player by VideoLAN, but also, it’s an easy-to-use video converter. If you’ve installed VLC on your PC, then, gladly, you can finish the MP4 to WMV conversion easily.

1.       Launch VLC on your PC, click on “Media” on the upper left, and then, select “Convert/Save”.


2.       Click on “Add” to import the MP4 video to VLC. At the bottom, click on “Convert/Save” to proceed


3.       Preset an output folder and a file name for the video to convert.

4.       Click on “Converter” and choose WMV as the output format. Then, click on “Start” to launch the conversion.

Method 2 How to Convert MP4 to WMV with A Third-party MP4 WMV Converter

If you haven’t installed VLC on PC, you can resort to another third-party MP4 to WMV converter.

IOTransfer – iPhone transfer software – can not only help you manage your iOS files and transfer them across different iDevices and computers but also, it allows you to convert videos to any formats including MP4, WMV, AVI, MP3 with clicks and transfer them to your iPhone or iPad. Meanwhile, video download, iPhone cleaning, and GIF making are also supported.

Free download the best MP4 to WMV conversion program to have a try.

Convert MP4 to WMV with 3 Steps

Step 1 Connect Your Device to PC


Don't want to transfer the converted video to your iPhone? Then, please skip this step.

Install and launch IOTransfer, connect your iPhone to PC and wait until the device gets recognized. When you see the notification “Trust This Computer” pop up, tap on “Trust” to proceed.


Step 2 Preparation before the Video Conversion

Click on “VIDEOS” in the top toolbar. In the opened window, click on “Converter” on the left. Click on “Add Files” and import the MP4 video you want to convert. Then, choose WMV as the output format. Tick off the option “Automatically transfer the converted video into your iOS device” and remember to preset an output folder.


Step 3 Begin the Video Conversion

Click on “Convert Now” to start the video conversion. After the progress bar is 100%, wait until the loop circling around the iPhone icon stops. Then, you can find the output WMV file in both the folder you previously set and in the video App on your iPhone.


Method 3 How to Convert MP4 to WMV with An Online Video Downloader

In fact, if you search on Google, you can find a large number of online services which provide to convert videos. Among them, OnlineVideoConverter is my favorite for its user-friendly interface without any pop-up ads, unlike its counterparts.

Follow the steps below to learn how it works.

1.       Go to the webpage of OnlineVideoConverter.

2.       Select or drop the MP4 video file onto the interface.

3.       In the format box, select WMV as the output format.

4.       Click on “Start” to begin the video conversion.


5.       After finished, click on “Download” to download the WMV video to your PC.


Bottom Line

What is the best MP4 to WMV converter in your mind? In fact, all of them mentioned above work very well. Just choose one according to your own need.

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