While MP4 might be more versatile, WMV holds it's own as a compressed video format with a much smaller size. However, the main downside with WMV lies in its compatibility since WMV features support almost exclusively by Microsoft software and devices. MP4 features much broader support on nearly all operative systems, media players, and devices. Keeping that in mind, WMV's advantage is that it packs a large amount of audio and video data in a smaller amount of storage space, making it great for easy uploading to video streaming sites like YouTube. So why should you convert an MP4 to a WMV? It comes down to what your intended use is, WMV holds its own regarding its quality in a compressed format; therefore, converting from MP4 to WMV should be done when your intention is to reduce the size of your file, to play or store on your Windows PC.
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 MP4 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.