WMV is a common format for video storing on Windows. Yet, it is not supported on every platform and device. For better playback and preservation, many people wish to convert WMV to MKV, a more recent and efficient container format. Given this, we will introduce an easy and quick solution below to help you with the WMV conversion. Without further ado, let’s get started.
Fun Fact: WMV videos are usually small in size but poor in quality. Converting WMV video to MKV with an advanced encoder (e.g. H264 and H265) could somehow improve the video quality and further compress the file size. That’s one of the reasons why some people want to convert WMV files.
To convert WMV files to MKV, we will use the tool WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. It is a simple yet powerful video converter that can help you easily convert WMV to MP4, MKV, MP3, MOV, AVI, and other 500+ profiles at fast speed. Besides, it also allows you to edit and compress WMV files hassle-free. Now, follow the instructions and make your conversion.
Run HD Video Converter Factory Pro and select the Converter among the five modules (Converter, Downloader, Recorder, GIF Maker, Toolbox) Next, click + Add Files to load your WMV file(s) into the converter. Or you can drag and drop the video(s) into the program directly.
Tips: This converter has a batch conversion mode that enables you to bulk convert files at once.
Click the right-side format image to open the output format library. You’ll see five categories – Video, 4K/HD, Web, Audio, and Device. Go to the Video tab and pick MKV as the output format. If you want to convert your video to another format, you can select the format you want.
Tips: For skilled users, you can continue to adjust resolution, alter bitrate, change the codec of your video in the Parameter settings. If you want your WMV videos trimmed or cropped or watermarked, you can also make use of the basic editing tools in the conversion task to customize your video.
Click the bottom triangle button to set an output folder or leave it as default. When everything is ready, hit Run to start the conversion.
Some online video converters, such as Convertio, can also convert WMV to MKV. These converters are, however, subject to various restrictions. And one big inconvenience is that it takes a much longer time to process the conversion (considering the time to upload, convert, and download), especially when you don’t have stable and strong internet. Many of these sites also have limits on the size and length of the video to be uploaded. If you have used several of the online products, you are probably aware that these sites are usually filled with ads, too. So we won’t talk about online converters here. Nevertheless, if you are only to convert one or two small WMV files, going for online converters is also a good option.
That’s all for how to convert WMV file to MKV. If you have any questions during the conversion process, please feel free to contact me via Twitter. I’ll be glad to help. Thanks for reading.