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How to Compress WMV Files Effectively

Author by Sue

Jan 18, 2019

In our daily life, we need to compress videos for a great variety of reasons. WMV is a common and widely used video format, so how to compress WMV is a question concerned by many users. Today, in this article, I will tell you how to compress WMV with a powerful and simple video compressor. Now, install it via this link:

Why We Need to Compress WMV File?

WMV (Windows Media Video) is a compressed video format which is created for using on Windows Media Player and other Windows applications. WMV is already a compacted video format, but there are still many people who are looking for an effective WMV compressor to make it even smaller for Web and other purposes. In this article, powerful video compressors are introduced to help you to reduce WMV file size at ease.

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Solution 1: Compress WMV with WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro

The highly recommended video compressor, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can help you to compress MKV, WMV, AVI, MP4, etc. without any difficulty. Of course, you can also use it to compress MP3, AAC, ALAC and audio files in other formats.

The following tutorial aims to guide you to compress your WMV files with simple operation.

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Easy Guide on How to Compress a WMV File

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Import WMV files into the software

Step 1: Load WMV Files into the WMV Compressor

At first, open WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro and click Add Files button to import WMV files into the compressor. Or you can drag and drop files into main interface. If you like, you can add several files at the same time because batch conversion mode is supported. Then, click Output Format on the right side to choose WMV as the output format.

4 methods for compressing .wmv files

Step 2: How to Reduce WMV File Size

On this recommended WMV compressor, there are 4 different options available for you to downscale WMV file size. Let’s learn them one by one.

Option 1: Compress a WMV File by Changing Resolution

Hit Settings button to go to the parameters setting window. Then open the drop-down list of Resolution to downscale resolution of the WMV video. By adjusting resolution, you can also compress 4K videos to 1080P, 720P, 480P at ease.

Option 2: Adjust Bit Rate to Compress a WMV File

Bit Rate can also affect the size of video, so you can downscale it to reduce WMV file size. Choose lower values of bit rate under Bit Rate drop-down list to compress the file size on the Settings window.

Option 3: Adjusting Frame Rate to Compress WMV

Also on the Settings window, open the Frame Rate drop-down list to choose a lower value. Generally speaking, lower frame rate makes lower file size.

Option 4: Dragging the Compressing Setting Bar for Reducing WMV File Size

Option 4 is the easiest method for WMV file size reduction. All you need to do are checking “Compression Setting” button and dragging the bar to adjust the compression ratio as you like.

1.As for Option 1-3, don’t forget to click on Ok button to save your settings.

2.The 4 options mentioned above are also suitable for reducing video size of any other videos.

Compress .wmv videos with only one click

Step 3: Compress Your WMV Files with a Single Click

Then, on the main interface of the WMV compressor, you can click the folder icon at the bottom to choose a desired output path. At last, hit Run button to compress WMV files at one go.

You can click the scissors icon to cut the unwanted part of the video to reduce file size.

Solution 2: Compress WMV Files Online

Videosmaller for .wmv compressionVideosmaller for .wmv compression

For those who don’t like to install any software on their PC, using online video compressors, like Videosmaller is a great option.

Guide on how to compress WMV files online with Videosmaller.

Step 1: Visit it via this link:

Step 2: Click “Browse…” to choose the WMV video you want to compress. Then, click Upload Video button and the video compression process begins automatically.

Step 3: When it prompts “Completed”, click “Download File” to save the compressed WMV file to your PC.

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Notice: 2. The maximum video size is 500 MB.

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Now, you must know how to reduce WMV file size after reading the specific guide. Feel free to download the best WMV compressor to reduce your videos’ size. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can also help you to download videos from sites with URL and convert video & audio to 300+ formats and devices easily. Give it a try, why not? 

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