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How to Convert MKV to WMV to Solve the Compatibility of MKV Files?

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Updated on Dec 31, 2020

An MKV file is usually too large and not natively supported by Windows Media Player on some versions of Windows. However, WMV files are compatible with Windows, and do not consume as much storage. You may have been trying a lot of ways to convert MKV to WMV, but each operation is very troublesome. Based on this, I present you some simple solutions in this article.

Some Basic Information on MKV and WMV

MKV is a multimedia container that can accommodate unlimited videos, pictures, audio and subtitle tracks. However, there are a series of defects, such as large size and poor compatibility with some applications on Windows. Therefore, they are inconvenient for users to play on Windows. They not only need a large space to store, but also a specific player for playback.

In contrast, WMV is not only compatible with Windows, but also takes up less storage. With these advantages, WMV is a better choice for Windows users. OK, how to switch from MKV to WMV? The following part will elaborate on the details.

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Plan A - The Best Approach to Convert MKV to WMV with a Desktop Converter

If you want to deal with how to play MKV files on Windows or just reduce the size of the MKV files without any quality lossless, you first need to transform MKV to WMV with a converter. HD Video Converter Factory Pro is an excellent MKV to WMV converter. It can help you change MKV video to WMV smoothly and easily. In addition to converting to WMV files, you can also change to other formats, such as AVI, MP4, MOV and so on. With the software, you can also edit your videos by cropping, trimming, adding watermark and subtitles. Last, HD Video Converter Factory Pro supports downloading movies and music from YouTube, Facebook, SoundCloud and other 300+ websites. Well, the following are steps of converting MKV to WMV files.

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Three Easy Steps to Convert MKV to WMV with the Desktop Converter

Import the MKV File

Before converting, please free downloadfree download and install this converter on your computer.

Step 1. Import the MKV File into Converter

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro after installing it. Next, hit the Converter button to open a new window for conversion. Then, click the Add Files button or drag and drop your MKV files into the conversion window.

Choose Output Format

Step 2. Select the Output Format

Click the "Click to change output format" section on the right side of the conversion window. There are so many formats and devices for your selection in a new window. First choose the Video category, and then choose WMV as the output format.

Tips: You can click the "Parameter settings" button to set video and audio parameters for your video, such as changing resolution, setting bit rate, frame rate and so forth.

Start Conversion

Step 3. Start the Conversion

After confirming the output format, you can start converting MKV to WMV. First define the output path for target files via the interted triangle at the bottom, then hit the "Run" button on the lower right. After completing, please check out the WMV file in the specified location via the folder button.

Plan B - Convert MKV to WMV with Free Online Converters

In addition to using offline MKV to WMV converter, there are other options. Free online converters are also capable of this task. I have chosen a relatively convenient one for you - FreeFileConvert ( Please read on.


Step 1. Copy and paste the URL provided above into the browser address bar and click Enter on your keyboard to open this website.

Step 2. Click the Choose File button to browse your computer and input an MKV file into this online converter.

Step 3. Hit the inverted triangle icon to select WMV as the output format on the second column.

Step 4. Click the Convert button to start the conversion. Once the conversion process is completed, you can download it into your PC by hitting the Download button on the right of the finished page.

Your conversion progress may be influenced by server or net speed. Please be patient to wait for conversion to complete.


Two easy conversion methods have been introduced to you. If you want to convert files to other formats or devices, you can also use the above methods. Please enjoy your movie trip now!

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