avi to wmv

Convert your videos online from avi to wmv for free. You can select multiple formats to convert your videos.

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or drag & drop here. The files supported are avi, flv, gif, mp4, mkv, mov, mpeg, swf, ts, vob, webm, wmv

avi

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave and is a proprietary video format introduced by Microsoft in 1992. AVI videos can contain both audio and video in a container which allows for synchronous audio/video playback. AVI files can also be created without any compression meaning the file can be lossless. This does come at a tradeoff, lossless AVI files are much higher in file size, ranging from about 2-3GB per 1 minute of video. AVI files contain codecs that are suitable for DVD and XVid, meaning if you need to burn a DVD, then it would be wise to convert to an AVI video format.

wmv

WMV stands for Windows Media Video and is a series of video codecs developed by Microsoft. WMV files are a part of the Windows Media framework. WMV version 9 was adapted for physical-delivery formats such as HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc. A WMV file uses the Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container format. The ASF container can optionally support digital rights management using a combination of elliptic curve cryptography key exchange. So while the WMV format is generally packed together into an ASF container, it can also be put into the Matroska[6] container format. The first version of the format, WMV 7, was introduced in 1999, and was built upon Microsoft's implementation of MPEG-4 Part 2

How you can convert avi to wmv

  1. 1. Upload Your avi file

    Simply drag and drop your avi file within the upload zone above. Alternatively you can click the big blue button that says "Upload File". If your file is not of avi type, then the system will automatically detect the file for you.

  2. 2. Select wmv as your conversion format

    Once your avi video is uploaded (it doesn't have to be avi, we will automatically detect the format if it's different), you will see a progress bar.

    In a matter of seconds (typically) you will see the video, with it's metadata on the right. At the top of the metadata you will see a format dropdown button. The default will be wmv, but you can change the format on the fly, once you're happy, you can click the convert button.

  3. 2. Download your wmv file

    Give it a few minutes to convert your avi file into wmv (or which ever formats you have defined). Depending on your settings and the output format it could take a moment.

    Be patient on this step, you can enter your email if you would like to get a downloadable link when it is ready. This is nice if you need to leave and get a link while on the go. When it's done you will have a free wmv file that you can download with no strings attached. If you would like to edit the video, then Motionbox has an awesome video editor for you.

Motionbox video converter illustration on how to use our avi to wmv converter
Motionbox video converter illustration on why you should use our avi to wmv converter

Why should you convert avi to wmv

  1. 1. Compatibility

    Depending on your purposes a avi file may need to be converted to a wmv file for compatibility purposes.

    Your file might not be supported by the device you are trying to add the file to. The Motionbox video converter tool is the perfect solution to make your files compatible with what ever device you are trying to upload your video on.

  2. 2. Social Media

    The pefect example is social media, typically the best format is MP4 (with H.264 or H.265 codecs) for sites like Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, YouTube, etc. So if you are converting your avi file for social media, we recommend MP4but you are free to convert it to {converter[1]} if you know what you are doing.

  3. 2. Easier Video Editing

    We highly encourage you to try our amazing video editing tool -- it's free. Since Motionbox is browser based we have found some issues with uploading MOV videos, so one thing you can try if you have issues with MOV is to convert it using our free converter.

    Then afterwards you can click "edit video" after the conversion process to import the video directly into our tool.

    This is not exclusive to MOV files, you can take avi files and convert them to wmv or any other imaginable video formats out there. Generally your best bet will be MP4 for our editor, and for other tools/apps.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I convert avi to wmv quickly?
    It's as simple as uploading your avi file, or letting us automatically detect your file. Then you can press convert, choose wmv which is the default for this page, or you can change it to one of the other supported formats. Lastly press convert and wait a moment.
  • Is it free to convert avi to wmv?
    It is 100% free to convert your avi file, or which ever video file you would like to convert. All that we ask is you try out the Motionbox video editor after you convert and to spread the word if you like it.
  • Why use Motionbox to convert my avi files?
    Typically we run into issues ourselves where certain files are not the correct format for the software we want to use and need to convert them to a much more suitable format. Motionbox is the perfect video converter to help you re encode your avi file into a new container type that is more suitable for your needs. Typically MP4 is your best output format if you are trying to use within Motionbox or on Social Media sites like Instagram or Twitter.
  • Is it possible to edit my avi file with Motionbox?
    Personally I would recommend you use MP4 videos within Motionbox as some formats are not supported by Chrome or other major browsers.
  • Is it legal to convert avi to wmv
    Converting avi to wmv in itself is not illegal. However if the avi file contains material that has copyrights, and you are redistributing it without consent it can be illegal and is up to you to be responsible for handling the rights on the media you decide to upload.
  • Will I be able to compress my avi file
    We have settings in the converter step that allows you to tweak some settings which will enable you to compress your avi file as it gets encoded into a wmv file. These are technically advanced settings, but the compression should be straight forward.

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