Free HD Video Converter Factory is a user-friendly free utility primarily dedicated to simplifying the video processing and editing. Compared with other video transcoders, it's would be the best choice for green hands. Without suffering from esoteric command lines and complicated interface, WMV to WebM conversion is just a cinch.
Step 1. Launch Free HD Video Converter Factory and open "Converter".
Step 2. Drag and drop WMV files into the interface. All files will be listed right there.
Step 3. Click on the format profile on the right side to open the full list of 500+ optimized presets. Select "WebM" profile under "Web" category.
Step 4. Specify a destination folder on the bottom and hit "Run" button to convert WMV to WebM.
HandBrake is supposed to be the most familiar video conversion program in the industry. No further introduction is needed because it's so versatile and well-received. Despite a fact that it features with a variety of options and settings pleased by advanced users, beginners should stick with the defaults as it isn't necessarily the easiest program to use.
Step 1. Run HandBrake, you'll be guided to open a single WMV file or a folder with multiple files.
Step 2. HandBrake will scan the WMV file and display all video information right there. Click "Presets" button on the top toolbar and select any option from all available HandBrake presets on the right side.
Step 3. Select "WebM" container in the drop-down list of "Format" under "Summary" tab. You have to configure each WMV file and click "Add to Queue" button for later HandBrake batch conversion.
Step 4. Click "Browse" button to specify a destination to save your converted WebM videos.
Step 5. Lastly, hit "Start Encode" button to start the WMV to WebM conversion process.
VLC is more than an essential multimedia player that is also capable of converting WMV file to WebM. If you still have no idea how to do that, follow the instructions below and get the hang of the trick.
Step 1. Open VLC, click "Media" menu and select "Convert/Save" option.
Step 2. Click "+ Add" button under "File" tab to import your Windows media video file. Then click "Convert/Save" button below.
Step 3. Select "Video - VP80 + Vorbis (Webm)" option in the drop-down list of "Profile" section.
Step 4. Press "Browse" button to choose a destination directory.
Step 5. Finally, click "Start" button to convert Windows media video file to WebM.
Some online video conversion applications also provide a handy way to convert WMV file to WebM without any software installed. What you need to do is: upload WMV file > select WebM as output format > wait for uploading and converting > download converted WebM file to local drive.
The drawback is that online solution is not a good option to convert private or large-sized videos in view of security issue and file size limitation. In addition, the upload and download speed is limited by the website server and your Internet connection. Anyway, I've listed some workable and long-standing websites for your reference.
If you have a brunch of WMV video files saved on your computer and want to upload to YouTube or other video sharing websites, converting them to WebM is a wise choice. As you may know, WebM is an open, royalty-free format primarily designed for efficient video sharing on the web. The above 4 simple solutions can help hit the mark. However, some WMV files may be encrypted with Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems, so that you may fail in the conversion unless you use the specified program provided by the original video distributor. Thanks for reading!