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Resolved! ISMV File Playback Issue – How to Convert ISMV to MP4

ISMV is a fragmented MPEG4 file which is encoded for Smooth Streaming on a Microsoft IIS Web server. However, there are few players supporting videos with .ismv suffix. Hence, in order to play ISMV videos, we need to convert ISMV to MP4, WMV, AVI, MKV, or other more widely used video formats. Use the recommended program to solve ISMV MP4 conversion problem.



Updated on Aug 11, 2023

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Lost Your Head on ISMV File Playback?

Q: A video chat room suggested that WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro supports .ismv files, I purchased videos with .ismv suffix from DRM-protected BBC, UK TV website. I wanna know whether the program will support my ISMV files or not? And how do I access it?

Q: I bought a program from the BBC Store, and downloaded it. It came to my machine as an .ismv video. Nothing I've got will open or convert an .ismv video file. Any idea how to handle it?

Q: Hi! I'm trying to convert my .ismv video file to an MP4 as well... I tried to open it with Windows Live Movie Maker but it didn't recognize it. Can you list the steps you used to convert such files? Thank you so much!

How to Play ISMV Files

How to Play ISMV Files

A: You may have purchased or downloaded some video files with the .ismv extension, but you are troubled by playing them. There are two reasons for the problem, on the one hand, these videos are encrypted because of copyright protection, in which case you can not circumvent the DRM protection, and you are only allowed to use the specific ISMV player provided by the seller to play them. On the other hand, there are very few players and editing software compatible with ISMV format video files. If your ISMV videos are unencrypted, follow this guide to convert ISMV files to MP4 for convenient usage.

Functional ISMV Converter for Windows Users

Even if the ISMV video is not encrypted, there are few programs capable of ISMV video conversion on the market. To save your time an energy, we tested many programs and find the best one to help you convert ISMV to MP4.

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is what we are going to share. It is an all-in-one video software consisted of a video converter, online video downloader, and video editor, giving you an uncharted territory. With the support for advanced technology, it not only enables you to convert ISMV video file to MP4, but also supports some other rare formats, such as VRO,VOB or MTS, that is to say, you can also convert VRO to MP4 for a smooth playback, convert VOB to MP4 for playing on portable device, and convert MTS to MP4. With GPU Acceleration technology, the program can help you convert video in a flash!

How to Convert ISMV video to MP4 with ISMV File Converter

Step-by-step guide: Free download the HD conversion program, install and launch it now.

Step 1 Load ISMV Files into Program

Select the Converter icon on the main interface. Click "Add Files" to import your ISMV video files or simply drag the wanted ISMV videos into the program.

Add ISMV Videos to Program

Add ISMV Videos to Program

Step 2 Select MP4 as the Output Format

Expand the Output format list and select MP4 as the output format or you can convert ISMV to AVI or other formats and devices you like.

Choose MP4 as Output Format

Choose MP4 as Output Format

Step 3 Finish ISMV MP4 Conversion

Define your saving path and then click "Run" to start to convert ISMV video. You are allowed to convert videos in bulk for saving time.

Convert ISMV Video in Bulk

Convert ISMV Video in Bulk

Customize Setting

Customize Setting

Tips: If you are an experienced user or are familiar with video & audio parameters, you could click the "Parameter settings" button to customize settings. For example, you could change aspect ratio, reset the resolution, or change the frame rate for different viewing experience.

Extended Knowledge - Smooth Streaming MPEG-4 Multimedia Fragment

ISMV is a video file encoded for Smooth Streaming on a Microsoft IIS server and is used to stream video into Silverlight and other compatible clients. The file is saved in a fragmented format, which stores the video in smaller parts within the overall video container. Besides, ISMV files can be encoded using the paid version of Microsoft Expression Encoder.

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  • Support 500+ popular video/audio formats and devices
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  • Personalize videos with a built-in video editor (crop, merge, clip, effects etc.)
  • Batch compress video files to save time and free up store space on device
  • Add Subtitles on video to better understand the video
  • Convert video with fast speed and high quality
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