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Make WMV Video Files Smaller

Are you looking for a video shrinking tool? Do you want to reduce the size of your videos so you can send them on messenger or email, or post them on social media? Use VEED’s WMV compressor to make your videos smaller. VEED is also a video converter so you can convert your videos to MP4 - making them easier to upload and share. MP4 is the recommended format when uploading to YouTube and it is the most compatible with media players like VLC and more.

How to Make WMV Files Smaller:

How to Make WMV Files Smaller:
  1. Select your WMV video file and upload

    Open the folder where your video is stored and drag & drop it into the box. Or click on Upload and select your WMV video after clicking on Choose WMV File.

  2. Compress your video

    Set your compression options and click on Compress. As an optional step, you can use VEED’s online video editor to make changes to your video. Crop, rotate, add text and subtitles, and more.

  3. Click on Export

    Before exporting, you will see your video’s new estimated file size. You can still change this by adjusting your compression settings. When you’re satisfied with the size, click on Export and your video will be downloaded to your device.

Choose WMV File

‘Reduce the size of your WMV video’ Tutorial

Decrease your WMV video size online

VEED is a completely browser-based video compressor. No need to install software. All its other video converter and editor features are also available online. 

Attach your videos to email

If you’re unable to send your videos via email due to their large file size, you can compress your WMV files on VEED. Email servers typically have between 20 and 25MB file size limits for attachments. Compress your videos so you don’t exceed the file size limit. 

WMV to MP4 converter

VEED will compress your WMV files and also convert them to MP4 - making them ideal for posting online. Upload your videos to YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram faster. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reduce large WMV video files online?

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1. Choose your video and upload it to VEED

2. Adjust your compression settings

3. Click on Export

4. Share

Is WMV larger than MP4?

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Windows Media Video (WMV) is the default video format for Windows PC, and is larger than MP4 because it can contain large audio and video files. It was developed by Microsoft in 2006, designed for Windows computers and Windows Media Player. It is also not a widely-supported video file type unlike MP4. It is best to convert your WMV files to MP4 by using VEED’s video converter.

How do I convert WMV to MP4 for free?

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VEED automatically converts your WMV files to MP4 when you compress your WMV videos.

Can VLC play WMV?

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By default, you should be able to play your WMV videos on VLC. However, you may encounter problems such as getting a “missing codec” error. Several users have reported this issue time and time again. MP4 is still the best format since it is supported by all media players.

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Can I change bitrate, frames per second (FPS), resolution and CRF?

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If you’re looking for a more advanced set of options, and you wish to control CRF, bitrate, resolution and FPS, then simply click on ‘Advanced Settings’. In this menu you will be able to adjust the video compression options to your exact specifications. Under ‘Resolution’ you will be able to choose from 480p, 720p, 1080p, 4k and more.

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Veed is a great piece of browser software with the best team I've ever seen.

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