VLC WMV | Why VLC Doesn't Play WMV Videos and How to Solve the Problem

VLC is a mighty media player that can play almost all video files. However, people unavoidably would run into playback problem when playing specific files. In this article, we will discuss how to deal with VLC WMV issue and play WMV files on VLC no hiccups.

Vita | October 15, 2020

Part 1. The Possible Reasons That VLC Won’t Play WMV

Part 2. The Solution to VLC WMV Playback Issue

Part 1. The Possible Reasons That VLC Won’t Play WMV

Can VLC play WMV? Theoretically, this media player can deal with WMV files as the official website claims – play most codecs with no codec packs needed including WMV. But in practice, there still are some cases that people may fail to play WMV files in VLC media player. Firstly, specific WMV files downloaded from the Internet may come with DRM protection. When you import these WMV files into VLC, there will be an error message telling you that it doesn’t support the format and there is no fix. In order to deal with this issue, you need to either find the right DRM license for these videos, or use a DRM protection removal software. Meanwhile, people most likely meet files with a.wmv extension yet incompatible codecs with VLC Media Player. Under the scenario, you can take advantage of a video converter to convert WMV to MP4 H.264 or other formats that are well supported by VLC. And the following is about how to convert WMV for VLC.

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WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is an excellent solution to convert video files. It is expert at high-quality and efficient video conversion and can help you convert WMV to MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, MPG, and other 500 formats, codecs as well as devices.

Part 2. The Solution to VLC WMV Playback Issue

Converting WMV to VLC is tested to be useful in most cases so we highly recommend that you try this method to handle the VLC player WMV issue. WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a professional video converter. Equipped with strong conversion technology, user-friendly interface and easy-to-handle operation, it brings video conversion to a new level. You can use it to convert your WMV files to VLC supported ones, for instance, MP4. Free Download Free Download and install WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your computer and follow the instruction below to finalize the conversion.

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How to Convert WMV to VLC

Step 1. Enter the Video Converter

Launch HD Video Converter Factory Pro. On the start-up window, select Converter. As you can see, this software has other multiple functions including downloader, recorder, GIF maker, and so forth, which enables you to achieve more purposes.

Step 2. Add the WMV Files

Click on Add Files on the top-left corner, select the WMV files you want to convert, and click Open.

Step 3. Choose a VLC Supported Format

Click the format icon on the right side of the interface and the output format window will be unfolded. Head to the Video tab and choose MP4.

Step 4. Finalize the VLC WMV Process

Click the arrow icon at the bottom, designate the place where you want to save the converted files in, and next, click Run.

As the activation of the process, all videos will be converted in batches.

Bottom Line

Changing video formats helps solve most VLC WMV and also other file playback failures. You may give the HD video converter a try

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