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How to Convert MP4 to WMV in Mac/Windows

1 Why You Need to Convert MP4 to WMV Format?

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You need to embed a video in your PPT presentation but the video is in MP4 format? You have recorded a HD video clip with your phone and want to upload it to a website that accepts nothing but WMV video? Whatever it is your reason for converting MP4 to WMV, an easy-use MP4 to WMV converter is the way out. Here is a guide on how to process MP4 to WMV format conversion.

I choose iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac for this short tutorial, because it never fails me with its minimal user interface and self-explanatory options. What's more, it works on all modern Mac OS X operating systems, like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard. When Apple updates its operating system, iSkysoft updates its video converter. Great!

 

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2 The Easiest Way to Convert MP4 to WMV on Mac (OS X Mavericks)

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Step 1: Import MP4 Files to the Mac MP4 to WMV Converter

Drag and drop your MP4 file to program window. Alternatively, you can click the "+" icon at the bottom of the program main interface to add files. It allows you to add several MP4 files at a time and convert them in batch. If you want to merge several video clips into one, you can tick the "Merge" option.

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Step 2: Select WMV as Output Format

In the bottom format tray, you can go to the "Video" tab and look for "WMV" format to set it as the output format. iSkysoft MP4 to WMV converter has built-in presets for various devices, and that means you just need to choose your device models from the "Devices" tab if you also want to use this converter to convert video for your mobile devices.

Step 3: Select WMV as Output Format

Click the "Convert" button to start the conversion and the program will take care of the rest. The converted videos will work perfectly with Windows Movie Maker, Windows Media Player and other devices which support WMV video format.

Video: How to Convert MP4 to WMV on Mac

Import the MP4 file to the converter and select WMV as output format to process the conversion.

3Tutorial on How to Convert MP4 to WMV on Windows

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Step 1: Add MP4 Files to the Video Converter Ultimate

First download and install MP4 to WMV video converter ultimate for Windows. Run the video converter on your Windows PC and click “Convert” tab. Go to the folder where you’ve saved the MP4 files. Drag and drop the MP4 files you want to convert to the program. The files will start loading to the program automatically.

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Step 2: Set WMV as Output Format

At the “Output Format” tab, click the small arrow to show format list. Select WMV as output format. The default setting of the WMV files works well. But you can customize the encoding setting for the WMV files if needed. Click the “Setting” button to customize video and audio parameters.

Step 3: Start Converting MP4 to WMV

After you confirm the setting, choose a directory on your Windows PC to save the output WMV files. Then click “Convert” to begin converting MP4 to WMV.

4MP4 VS WMV

MP4 and WMV are both the most popular and widely used video formats. MP4 is developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG), while WMV that is short of Windows Media Video developed by Microsoft. You can see the below MP4 VS WMV comparison about their differences.

MP4

  • It compresses with video codec XVID, MPEG-4, H.264, and audio codec MP3, AAC.
  • MP4 is more common than WMV and supported by smartphones, tablets, portable media players, and thousands of other devices.

WMV

  • It compresses video codec: Windows Media 7/8/9 and audio codec: WMA.
  • WMV is used for both video streaming and downloading on the Internet and is highly compatible with Windows Media Player.
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Mar 10,2014 18:21 pm / Posted by to Convert MP4

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