File Extension WMV
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WMV File Extension Description
Windows Media Video files use the .WMV file extension. WMV files are the standard video format used for the Windows Media Player from Microsoft Corp.
Numerous software companies have created applications that play .WMV files including: KMPlayer, Windows Media Player 11, MPlayer, Need4 Video Converter, Nero9, Adobe Premier Pro, ConvertXtoDVD, PowerDVD9, Xilisoft Video Converter and Cucusoft Ultimate.
How to Open, View and Play .WMV Files
If .WMV files wont open on your computer then follow these steps:
- Make sure you have one of the programs above installed. If you do and .WMV files still wont open then proceed to step two below.
- Verify that Windows is set to open .WMV files with the appropriate program. The easiest way to do this is to download Filecure and then select the manage tab on the left. This feature is available free in the Filecure application.
- If the problem persists then download Filecure if you haven't already, and Click the big green "Start Scan" Button. It takes about 30 seconds to scan your computer for all file extension associations. Once the scan is finished you will see if any problems are detected. If so then Click the Green "Fix Now" Button.
- Try to open your .WMV File again, The problem should be fixed.
If you still have issues with this file, please click the Ask a Question button at the top right corner of this page.
- Common Path:
- Associated Applications:
KMPlayer, Windows Media Player 11, MPlayer, Need4 Video Converter, NEro9, Adobe Premier Pro, ConvertXtoDVD, PowerDVD9, Xilisoft Video Converter and Cucusoft Ultimate
Additional WMV File Info:
Microsoft Corp., WMV File Created by: www.microsft.com
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