Extension: wmv

What is it? Windows Media Video File

Where’s it from? Audio/video file format developed by Microsoft. Many authoring programs can create wmv files.

How do I use it? Windows:  Media Player; Mac:  Quicktime, with Windows Media Components for Quicktime; Linux: MPlayer, with WMV Codecs for MPlayer

Can I safely delete or move it? Yes.

Can it be dangerous? Yes. Use antivirus software

–David Hakala

How to Play Windows Media Files on Your Mac

in applications

Mac users can use QuickTime to play WMA and WMV audio and video files created with Windows Media Player, but they will need to download a free application to make it possible.

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How to Get the Codecs You Need to Play Video and Music Files

in digital media

If your computer gives you a message saying it can’t “find” the codecs needed to play video or music files, you can install specific codecs yourself, free and legally.

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