WMV file extension

Below you'll find information on
known file type that uses the .WMV file extension.

Windows Media Video File
Extension Added: June, 23rd 2013
Last Updated: June, 23rd 2013

Category:Video Files
Popularity: (Very common)

Files with the WMV extension are video files created with one of the Windows Media Video proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft.

The first Windows Media Video codec was WMV 7. It was developed in 1999 and gradually improved over the years. The latest version of the codec is WMV 9. Almost all WMV files use the Microsoft Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container.

The audio data stored in WMV files is compressed with the Windows Media Audio codec, also owned by Microsoft. Since WMV is an old file format, WMV files can be opened with numerous applications (see below).