What is WMV?
WMV (Windows Media Video) is a compressed video container that works with the Windows Media framework. Since WMV is a series of codecs rather than just one, it’s multipurpose: you can use it to stream online video or share via HD DVDs and Blu-Rays.
Compared to MP4, WMV files are usually larger and therefore have less compatibility. Like AVI, WMV is a container developed by Microsoft and best used for PC machines. AVI is better for editing videos than WMV, however.
What is MP3?
An MP3 is a digital audio file that’s compressed so it’s easy to store and transfer. It’s a lossy format, meaning it drops some of the audio’s sound when it’s compressed. Most of this dropped sound is inaudible when you play it back, however. MP3 files can be about one-tenth the size of lossless audio files, making them easy to share, store and play back on most devices.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert WMV to MP3 online?
- Choose a WMV file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s audio converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your MP3 file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert WMV to MP3?
Depending on which file type you’re starting with, you might lose a little bit of quality when converting to MP3, but it’s such a small amount that it’s not noticeable.