Microsoft created Windows Media Video or WMV for short, intended for use with the Windows OS and the Windows Media Player. Microsoft’s purpose behind WMV was to store video data in a compressed format, making it easier to share on the internet. Microsoft also created AVI with the intent to keep both audio and video data on the same file. AVI is Less compressed than most other formats and takes up more disk space. However, WMV is a closed source propriety codec that you cannot manipulate; it’s therefore, not recommended for video editing outside of Windows Movie Maker. Microsoft associated media players can play WMV files, while other software may have issues with the format. So why should you convert an AVI to WMV? Convert from AVI to WMV if you prefer a file in a compressed format, smaller in size with retained quality for easy sharing with your friends through email, streaming platforms, or the cloud.
NOTE: Pinnacle Studio is Only Available for Windows OS.
Open Pinnacle Studio on your PC (if you need to install Pinnacle Studio, follow the buy now link above, run the installation file, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation and setup process).
Simply drag and drop the video from the Pinnacle Studio library or your computer file explorer on to the timeline. Should you wish to crop video, trim video, or make any other edits, now is the time to do so.
When you’re happy with the video on the timeline, go to the Export tab in Pinnacle Studio. The default tab on the export tab is to export to file. Here you can select which file type you wish to export your video as.
Under properties, you can select the video profile to render too. To the right, under the preview pane, you can see the projected file size. Ex. If you select a 4K video format, the file size will be larger than if you export to an HD profile. Once your file type and profile are selected, you can proceed to export.
To begin export, press the Start Export button. This will render your video to the file format of your choice. This is a quick and easy way to export and convert video from one file format to another.
Pinnacle Studio is more than a AVI to WMV converter. We built Pinnacle Studio to convert many file formats, including the formats below.
We designed Pinnacle Studio to do so much more than just convert files. With a wide range of features, tools, and templates, Pinnacle Studio has everything you need to create amazing videos.