When it comes to quality/file size ratio, WMV is the hands-down winner. While MPG has an advantage in its smaller file size, the quality potential is subpar in comparison. WMV is Microsofts proprietary video format, which means it is best suited for playback on Windows OS, while MPG is compatible with nearly all devices and media players. WMV still works wonders as an upload-friendly format through email or video sharing websites. So why should you convert an MPG to a WMV? With MPG having broader compatibility, there is no significant benefit to converting an MPG to WMV unless the original video file featured higher quality than your current MPG file; it comes down to your personal preference. If you prefer streaming video on your Windows PC, then WMV might be a better choice for you. Keep in mind, some devices, websites, or software might not support MPG; in that case, it’s a great idea to convert your MPG to WMV.
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 MPG 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.