If you need to work with a WMV-compatible device or program but all your videos are MP4 files, you must convert MP4 to WMV format first. Fortunately, with VLC Media Player, you can easily handle the conversion without much effort. This article will show you how to convert MP4 to WMV with VLC step by step. Let’s get started.
Step 1. Open VLC on your PC. If you haven’t installed VLC, get the latest version at https://www.videolan.org/vlc/.
Step 2. In the top menubar, select Media > Convert/Save.
Step 3. Then click +Add to import your MP4 files. Click Convert/Save to continue.
Step 4. Next, open the Profile drop-down list and select Video – WMV + WMA (ASF). You can click Settings (wrench icon) to edit the selected profile or create a new profile if needed.
Step 5. Click Browse to choose an output folder. Remember to rename your file name extension as .wmv.
Step 6. When everything is ready, click Start to begin the MP4 to WMV conversion. You can see the conversion progress on the progress bar. When the conversion is over, you can view the converted MP4 files in the output folder you just set.
Note: Many people report no audio after VLC conversion. If you encounter the same problem, please repeat the above steps, and in step 4, open the profile editing page and choose Keep original audio track in the audio settings (you can also try a different audio codec or change the audio bitrate and samplE rate). Then convert the file and see if the error goes away. If the problem persists, try using a more professional video converter to handle the conversion. The next part provides free alternatives to VLC converter to help you convert MP4 to WMV smoothly. If you're interested, read on.
If you failed to convert MP4 to WMV in VLC or want to learn another method to convert video files, this part is for you.
As one of the best free video converters, WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory can be regarded as the best and simplest VLC converter alternative to help you deal with all sorts of video and audio conversions. It supports just about any format and provides a wide array of output options, including common video/audio formats and device profiles. Meanwhile, the conversion will be simpler and faster than that of VLC. Here is an example of how to convert MP4 to WMV with this VLC alternative.
Step 1. Open WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory on your desktop and enter the “Converter” module.
Step 2. Click the “Add Files” button or drag your MP4 files into the converter interface.
Step 3. Open the right-side output format page, and in the “Video” section, choose “WMV” as the output format.
Step 4. Choose an output folder at the bottom of the program and click “Run” to start the conversion immediately.
That’s pretty much everything I want to share about converting MP4 to WMV with VLC and its free alternative. I hope you’ve successfully converted your MP4 files to WMV by following the methods in this article. Thanks for reading. Have a nice day!