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How to Convert YouTube Video to a WMV File?

What Is a WMV File?

WMV refers to an audio and video file which is compressed using Windows Media compression. It is based on ASF or Advanced Systems container format of Microsoft. WMV files comprise of an audio or video file which is encoded using proprietary codecs of Microsoft's Windows Media Video. It is a lot similar in nature to an ASF file. WMV files are increasingly used for storing video in Windows.

Chances are high that you have come across this file format whenever someone shares a video via email or USB device. These files can also be seen while proceeding with video downloads from the Internet. The best thing about WMV files is that these videos are compatible with a variety of media players and thus open up greater options ahead of its users. Two of the most popular players compatible with WMV files are Windows Media Player and Windows Video Players. These players come pre-installed in Windows operating systems for adding up to its hassle-free usability.

One of the best things about WMV format is it can store big audio and video information without using up much space. Such attributes make WMV the ideal choice for streaming videos over internet. The WMV file format is supported both by older versions of MS PowerPoint as well as all Windows powered devices. Compared to MPEG-4, WMV operates with double compression ratio without making any compromise in terms of quality. Today we are going to discuss in brief about converting YouTube videos to WMV format and also suggest the best tool for proceeding with the same.

Part 1: Converting YouTube Videos To WMV Format Using VideoProc

You are bound to come across a plethora of video converting sites which allows users to convert YouTube files into WMV for free. But these online tools come with their own share of loopholes in form of limitation on file numbers, input file size, format as well as resolution. They are also infamous for crashing in the aftermath of working with 4K/1080p quality videos.

Keeping such things in mind, we have decided on VideoProc to serve as the best video converter for both Windows and Mac users.

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It doesn't impose any upper limit on conversions and is compatible with a variety of formats for opening up greater avenues ahead of its users. Once you convert YouTube files to WMV using VideoProc, the same can be played, streamed and even shared in a hassle-free manner. Support towards full hardware acceleration of AMD, NVIDIA CUDA/NVENC and Intel QSV paves the path for 47 times faster conversion results. All of this is offered without making any sacrifice in terms of output quality.

Part 2: Steps Of Converting YouTube Videos To WMV [Hassle-Free Way]


Step 1: Select Video from the main interface

After launching VideoProc in your Windows or Mac PC, you need to select Video from the four different options appearing in the main UI. VideoProc possesses the unique ability of automatically detecting the hardware resources available on your computer. Such attributes help it to make complete use of Hardware Acceleration Engine for bringing considerable improvements in conversion speed while subsequently bringing down the output file size.

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Step 2: Choose the videos you wish to work on.

You can now add either one or multiple videos by clicking on the +Video option which allows users to proceed with batch transcoding. Or you can put a URL of YouTube video and save it to your computer using the same software.

Step 3: Select the Output Format.

Now you need to choose the final video format by clicking on Video tab appearing at the bottom of the interface. You can also convert YouTube to Flac, OGG, M4A, MIDI, FLV, GIF, etc.

Step 4: Specify location and initiate transcoding.

Ultimately, you need to select the destination folder by clicking on Browse and then initiate the transcoding process from YouTube to WMV by hitting the Run button.

YouTube to WMV

Given our hectic work schedules, we often don't get time to proceed with individual conversions of YouTube files to WMV format. VideoProc can come in as an absolute savior in such a scenario by offering users the option of batch conversion. For this, you will simply have to click on the +Video folder present in its main interface. Next you can add as many videos of your preference and even select the target format which will be WMV in our case.

Final Words

Ease of use makes VideoProc a top pick for video editing enthusiasts around the globe who also wish to tweak the video parameters in terms of bitrate, frame rate, video audio codec, resolution, quality and a lot more prior to converting videos. Users can even impart a professional flair to the videos with top-notch features such as crop, flip, rotate, split, merge, trim, adding subtitles, adding effects, adding watermarks, adjusting volume, adjusting video audio playback speed and many more.


Nicole Moore

Nicole Moore is a self-motivated, creative copywriter with four years of marketing and advertising experience, specializing in video, audio, images, advertisements, news digital content etc. With a partiality for travelling and shooting, Nicole also loves video post-production and is keen on sharing her video processing tips and latest masterpieces to social media.

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