The Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container holds WMV. Windows Media Video and Windows Media Audio are frequently present in these files. Digital rights management is a feature that can be supported by WMV files, preventing users from copying the data. Companies who offer digital versions of videos and music online will find the WMV format appealing as a result. You can download and view WMV files on a Mac or PC. The most popular video format in its family, competing with some forms of MPEG-4 and Real Video, is WMV. Online video sales, portable media players, Microsoft’s Zune, and the Xbox 360 all employ WMV files.
WMV files are compressed for special Microsoft-developed codecs. The WMV codec is used for encoding in the ASF container format. With a bit rate of 1000 kbit/s, Windows Media Video 9 Professional (WMV 9) enables users to broadcast at resolutions greater than 300,000 pixels (screen resolutions as low as 528×576). WMV files are perfect for Blu-ray and HD DVD discs because of their high definition capabilities. Previous versions of WMV 9 are incompatible with WMV 9 Advanced Profile. The default for Microsoft Silverlight is WMV 9. The H.264 Main and High Profile are comparable to WMV 9, although WMV 9 lacks features like multiple reference frames and context-adaptive binary arithmetic coding (CABAC). Lower bitrates make the differences between WMV 9 and its rivals more evident.
list of programs that can open WMV File
- Microsoft Windows Media Player
- VideoLAN VLC Media Player