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What is WMV

What Is WMV

WMV is short for Windows Media Video. This video format was developed by Microsoft upon non-standard version of MPEG-4. But as WMV was standardized as an independent SMPTE standard and is considered to be a unique format now.

The video stream is often combined with an audio stream of Windows Media Audio. WMV deals with all types of video content. The advantage of the format it that it allows to compress large video files yet retaining considerably high quality. On-line radio stations use this format to deliver continuous flow of data.

WMV is similar to ASF (Advanced Systems Format). In fact, WMV is often packed into ASF and the resulting file can be named .wmv or .asf. WMV can also be put in AVI container.

WMV can be played on Windows Media Player and other players such as MPlayer. If you are a Mac user, learn more on how to play WMV files on Mac.

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