When Microsoft first introduced WMV, they made it clear what the purpose of the format was. A lightweight, high-quality format for playback on PC, online streaming, or sharing. The best use for WMV is found in Windows operating systems, Windows devices like phones and gaming consoles, and Windows software as it is Microsofts proprietary format. That’s is why it does not see wide use or compatibility outside of Microsoft products. MPG’s benefit is that it’s highly compatible and sees use on nearly all devices, software, and platforms. In terms of output quality, the consensus leans more towards WMV, but there is no notable difference. So why convert a WMV to MPG? Since WMV is limited to Microsoft products and is not compatible with most video editing software, MPG can be used instead as a means to play video on your phone, tablet, or PC. Just like WMV, MPG sees support on several different video sharing platforms.
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 MPG 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.