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How to Fast Convert WMV to MP4 in High Quality with Best WMV Decoder

WMV to MP4: the Best Way to Convert WMV Video to MP4 on Windows 10 and Earlier

"I have tons of wmv that I'd like them to be converted into mp4. What is the best software to do so? Fast, can be done at once, size would not be too big, easy to use."
"The latest Handbrake does not recognize WMV from my use of it. What is the current recommendation for a bundleware-free converter from WMV to mp4 with the goal of joining a number of segments to make a continuous media piece?"

Why we need to convert WMV file to MP4? The answer will be clear after figuring out the limitations of WMV and the advantages of MP4.

WMV, short for Windows Media Video, is one of the mainstream file formats. Featuring the capability of containing large quantity of video and audio information in smaller storage space, WMV is suitable for online streaming. Despite of some advantages, its disadvantages are also obvious. As Microsoft's Proprietary, WMV is compatible with Windows powered devices but isn't compatible with non-Windows platforms like Apple and Linux. Differing to WMV, MP4 is accepted by multiple platforms. Almost all devices like prevailing iPhone iPad and Android support native MP4 playback. Additionally, MP4 is recognized by nearly any kind of multimedia software, while WMV isn't. To sum up, the main reason for converting WMV to MP4 is to widen the compatibility of the video.

best WMV to MP4 Converter

As for desktop-based WMV to MP4 converter, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is the best and fastest choice.

• It recognizes nearly any WMV file and converts WMV to MP4 perfectly fit for your device, program or website.
• Fast conversion speed is guaranteed by cutting-edge technologies, like Intel QSV, MMX-SSE, Nvidia CUDA/NVENC, Hyper-threading and AMD 3DNow! Tech.
• Other pros: straightforward UI, high-quality output, batch conversion, stable operation, lifetime free tech support, etc.
• Compatible OS: Windows 10 and lower; macOS High Sierra 10.13 and lower.

Which Tool Can Convert WMV to MP4?

The open-source video transcoder HandBrake can convert WMV to MP4. Googling "WMV to MP4" will also give you many online conversion solutions. But you need to know the disadvantages of using HandBrake or online software to convert WMV file to MP4.

Convert WMV to MP4 with HandBrake - You May Find:

1. HandBrake can't recognize your WMV videos.
2. HandBrake crashes while attempting to batch convert WMV files.
3. HandBrake distorted your resulting MP4 file.
4. HandBrake is difficult to use.

Convert WMV to MP4 Online - Not Recommended

1. Input file size is often limited to a small value, like 50M or 100M.
2. Batch conversion isn't supported.
3. Network connection is indispensible.
4. You're not allowed to make some editings, like split or merge.

Best WMV to MP4 Converter for Windows 10/8/7

Taking all important factors (supported input, output configure, output quality, conversion speed, stability, ease of use, etc.) into consideration, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is chosen as the best WMV to MP4 converter for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and lower. It is also accompanied by a Mac version for macOS High Sierra and lower.

• Supporting 370+ video audio codecs, it can read virtually all WMV files you throw into the converter. It is available to "eat" as many files as you load.
• There're a great many well-configured MP4 output profiles to meet various needs, such as playback on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, uploading to YouTube, editing on iMovie.
• This is the fastest video converter because it supports hardware acceleration for H.264/H.265 transcoding, Auto Copy (convert videos like copy and paste), use of multiple CPU cores (up to 8), and other technologies.
• Independent of network connection also makes file uploading and conversion much faster than online WMV to MP4 converters.
• Unlike Handbrake mixed with too many complicated options, this WMV file converter is very intuitive making it easy even for noob. Advanced users' needs can be satisfied as well thanks to abundant adjustable options.
• Output file will be in correct order and in good quality thanks to built-in High Quality Engine and "Yadif Double Frames" De-interlacing Engine.
• Basic editing is allowed. You can trim, crop, expand, subtitle, and merge videos.

How to Convert WMV to MP4 on Windows 10/8/7?

To begin with, download and install the proper version of WinX HD Video Converter on your computer.

Free download WMV to MP4 converter for Windows 10/8/7
Free download WMV to MP4 converter for macOS High Sierra and lower

how to convert wmv to MP4

Then, launch it and do as what we tell you below.

Step 1. Load WMV files into the converter.
You can import source WMV files by clicking + Video button or dragging and dropping target items into main screen.

Step 2. Choose a MP4 output profile.
Output Profile window will pop up automatically after loading source videos successfully. There're 410+ profiles in total for choosing. You can select any one you like. As an example, I choose MP4 Video under General Profiles.

Step 3 (optional). Adjust settings.
• Click Browse to choose another folder as the output path.
• Click Edit to adjust audio volume, trim video, crop video, expand video, add external subtitle, etc.
• Click gear icon to modify video audio parameters like bit rate, frame rate, etc.
• Move to the options under preview section in main UI, enable or disable Hardware Encoder, High Quality Engine, Deinterlace, Merge, and Auto Copy.

Step 4. Begin converting WMV to MP4 now.
Clicking RUN button will trigger file format conversion immediately.

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Apart from WMV to MP4, WinX HD Video Converter can also convert MKV to MP4, AVI to MP4, AVCHD to MP4 and other video formats to MP4. MP4 is also allowed to be loaded as input and converted to other formats.

Meanwhile, it is also available to free download videos from YouTube alike (300+ supported sites), make photo slideshow videos, etc.

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