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 WAV?
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format) is an audio file format developed by IBM and Microsoft. It was designed to store digital audio on a personal computer. WAV is a lossless format, meaning it doesn’t compress the analog recording it’s derived from.
Many players and applications support WAV, including Spotify, desktop music players like VLC and mobile players. They’re also supported by most web browsers.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to convert WMV to WAV 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 WAV file when it’s ready.
Will my file lose quality when I convert WMV to WAV?
WAV is a lossless file format, meaning all of the original audio data is preserved when you convert to WAV. However, it also depends on the format of your original file. If you convert from another lossless file, like FLAC, to WAV, you won’t lose quality. If you convert from a lossy format, like MP3, the quality won’t decrease but it won’t improve either.