As Microsoft's proprietary software, WMV finds its use in Windows OS and Microsoft software and devices. Even with smaller file size, it still provides excellent quality in its compression, making it great for online sharing. The downside with WMV lies in its limited compatibility outside of Microsoft software and hardware. MP4, on the other hand, might be larger in file size but is highly compatible and is often referred to as an industrial standard format as MP4 features support on nearly all devices, operating systems, and software. So why should you convert WMV to MP4? Since WMV support by Apple or Android devices is quite limited or non-existent, converting a WMV to an MP4 is better in nearly all aspects as you can play your files on almost every device and software available. MP4 also outperforms in video editing since WMV is not compatible with a lot of editing software.
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 MP4 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.