WMV is Microsofts proprietary file format; as such, its primary use is online sharing and playback with Windows PCs, devices, and software. A benefit to WMV is its smaller size, while the drawback is having limited support on macOS, Linux, portable devices, and non-Microsoft software. AVI is also a creation of Microsoft, but it features a broader range of software compatibility other than Microsoft's own. AVI can also contain both audio and video data, which allows for synchronous audio-with-video playback. One downside to AVI is its larger file size. So why should you convert a WMV to AVI? For video editing purposes, AVI is the better choice as WMV is very limited in that regard; AVI files will also see more compatibility with software outside of Windows. If you intend to use it for editing or playback outside of Windows and don't mind a larger file, it's a good idea to convert from WMV to AVI.
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 WMV to AVI 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.