.WMV File Extension
File TypeWindows Media Video File
This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.
What is a WMV file?
A WMV file is a video file based on the Microsoft Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container format and compressed with Windows Media compression. It contains video encoded with one of Microsoft's Windows Media Video (WMV) proprietary codecs and is similar to an .ASF file.
Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 was the last version of the Windows Media Player developed for Mac OS X. However, Mac users can use Flip4Mac WMV (also known as Microsoft Windows Media Components for QuickTime) to play WMV files.
NOTE: Windows Media Audio (WMA) files are saved with a .WMA extension.