Windows Media Video  or WMV is a file format developed by Microsoft to store video content in a compressed format so that movies and other video programs can be viewed on a personal computer. Streaming video content over the Internet was popularized by RealVideo and WMV was Microsoft's version of the same technology. It is one of the most commonly used video formats. But sometimes it is necessary to convert WMV to MP4, a more popular file format.
For example, with the continuous popularity of iPod, a lot of people now are seeking for ways to convert their WMV video to MP4 for iPod. Thus, they can enjoy videos and movies on iPod anytime anywhere. This is because MP4 is one of the supported file formats of iPod. You can check below to see what video formats iPod supports:
H.264 video, up to 1.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Low-Complexity version of the H.264 Baseline Profile with AAC-LC audio, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.
As you can see, iPod does not support WMV natively. If you want to enjoy video of WMV format on iPod, you will need to convert it to a format that the iPod can use, such as MP4. There are numerous programs that can quickly convert WMV files. One of the best free WMV to MP4 converter is WinX Free Video Converter.
WinX Video Converter is powerful WMV to MP4 converter software to convert almost all video formats to MP4 for iPod, iPhone and more devices. This free video converter supports all regular video formats including AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG1/2, ASF, MOV, DivX, XviD, RMVB, MP4, etc. It allows you to convert WMV to MP4 in a few clicks at super fast speed.
Below is the basic guide for you to free convert WMV to MP4 on Windows 10/8/7:
Step 1. Add WMV file
Run WinX Video Converter, you can click "+ Video" button to load WMV files.
Step 2. Select output format MP4 and output folder
Choose the video file, click "PC General Video ", and select "MP4 Video" as output format for selected files in the drop down list that opens. Click "Browse" button in output setting area, select a destination folder in the dialog box that opens, and then click OK.
Step 3. Convert WMV video to MP4
After finishing the above settings, check the files needed to convert in the file list, and click "RUN" button on the main interface, to start converting WMV to MP4.
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