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 MP4?
MP4 is one of the most widely used video file formats. You can upload MP4 videos to popular social media sites like YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and Facebook. Media players like Windows Media Player, VLC, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad and Android are also compatible with MP4 video files.
MP4s are popular not only for their compatibility with most devices but also for their ability to hold high-resolution videos without taking up much storage space. MP4 stands for MPEG4, and an MP4 file can contain video, audio, images and subtitles.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert WMV to MP4 online?
- Choose a WMV file from your computer or drag and drop it into Restream’s video converter.
- Select Convert and the converter will start processing.
- Download your MP4 file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert WMV to MP4?
Depending on which file type you’re starting with, you might lose a little bit of quality when converting to MP4, but it’s such a small amount that it’s not noticeable.
Is MP4 better than WMV?
MP4 generally tends to have higher quality than WMV, but both can be compressed to small sizes.