Outline: Do you need to convert AVI files to WMV? This guide will explain how to do so both easily and legally.
AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave. Files of this format have an .avi
extension. Developed by Microsoft in 1992, it has become so widespread that many people consider it the de-facto standard for storing video and audio information on PC. AVI combines audio and
video into a single file in a standard container to allow simultaneous playback. You may have a number of AVI files on your device that you want to have them in a smaller size that is manageable
and playable in windows platform. The ideal format is Windows Media Video (WMV), WMV files are a type of video file (usually containing audio) from Microsoft, this format retains quality of files
despite being compressed.
During this process, you need a third-party software to help you get the work done. Here I highly recommend the professional iFastime Video Converter Ultimate.(read review) It is an easy-designed, but powerful app to help you convert .avi to .wmv within several simple clicks. Besides, It can convert videos from and to formats like MP4, FLV, AVI, MOV, MKV, and more. If necessary, you can extract audio from your AVI or WMV videos without any quality loss. Or burn AVI, WMV or any video to DVD as you want. Its optimized presets function allows you to output the video directly to fit iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and other Android devices. You can follow the below simple steps to process the AVI to WMV conversion.
Part 1: How to Convert AVI to WMV
Step 1. Load AVI files to the AVI to WMV program
Drag and drop AVI files to the converter. Or choose "Load File(s)" to locate the AVI files you want to add. In order to save your time, the app additionally supplies you batch conversion function which enables you to import more than one AVI files at one time for conversion.
If you want to merge several AVI clips to WMV, you can import all the AVI files you need, and then turn on the "Merge All Videos" button.
Step 2. Choose WMV as output format
For this part, open the format list then select "WMV" under the "Common Video" section. Or choose “WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)” from “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas”. What's more, you are considerately offered some predefined settings for popular devices and apps like BlackBerry, Nokia, Xbox and so on which would save your time a lot during the AVI to WMV Mac conversion.
Step 3. Start the AVI to WMV conversion
AVI to WMV conversion could be finished automatically, once you click the "Start conversion" button in the main interface of the app. And after the conversion, you can use your AVI videos without any problem.
Part 2: Convert AVI to WMV Free Online
The same functionality can be achieved by some online video converters as well, but each of them has downsides. You can know them first, and then decide which way you need to go.
Provided by Office Converter's website, the Free Online AVI to WMV Converter tool is one of those online apps that you may want to use if you don't own a professional AVI to WMV conversion application. It may have some downsides, such as a slow upload speed, but this is something that you will encounter with most online converters. On the other hand though, the conversion process is very fast and you won't have to wait that much until you can download the file to your desktop.
Usage: You need to enter the website and choose the first method, which involves uploading the AVi file you want to convert to WMV. Wait until the upload is complete, which can take a while depending on the size of your file, then press the Start Convert button. The conversion process is very fast and after that you will be presented with the output file which can be downloaded without a problem.
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