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YouTube Converter - Convert YouTube to WMV Effortlessly

by Brian Fisher Proven solutions

YouTube is the most popular file-sharing site. Here, users can share, watch, or even download files using free YouTube downloader tools. However, YouTube uses DRM encryption to prevent users from directly downloading files to their computers. Even worse, YouTube videos mostly come in MP4 or FLV format, with the former being incompatible with the Windows Media Player. Therefore, the safest option is to convert YouTube to WMV or MP4, which is what you’ll learn here today.

Part 1: How to Quickly Convert YouTube to WMV

If you try looking for a dedicated YouTube downloader over the internet, you’ll probably get several options. However, most of them are slow and won’t save YouTube in WMV or MP4 which are supported by all Windows media players. To be safe, install UniConverter on your PC. This professional and powerful tool will download your favorite YouTube video and then convert it to WMV. It can also convert YouTube songs to MP3, M4A, AAC, or any other audio format for seamless playback on iPod or any MP3 player.

UniConverter(formerly UniConverter)

Convert YouTube to WMV, MP4, FLV, and other 150+ standard formats.
Download files from Vevo, YouTube, Dailymotion, Twitch, and other online file-sharing sites.
Edit YouTube videos by cropping, rotating, trimming, applying watermarks, adding subtitles, etc.
Burn YouTube to DVD, DVD Folder, CD, Blu-ray, or even transfer to iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, etc.

Step-by-step tutorial to download and convert YouTube videos to WMV format

Step 1

Download YouTube Videos

Launch this YouTube downloader and then click the Download tab. Now open Chrome, Opera, or a browser of your choice and visit YouTube. Enter your video’s name on the search bar, open the video, and then copy its URL link. Go back to the YouTube downloader then click + Paste URL. On the pop-up window, click the Download Button.

Step 2

Choose WMV format

Next, turn on the Download then Convert Mode toggle and then click the Video tab. Scroll down to WMV, click on it, then set a resolution. Now, UniConverter YouTube Downloader will download and convert your YouTube files to WMV format. Click the Finished tab to locate and manipulate the WMV files. With these two simple steps, you should enjoy playing WMV on any Windows Media Player.

convert youtube to wmv

Part 2. Free YouTube Converter Recommended

The good thing about technology is that we’re never short of options, especially on free software. So apart from UniConverter YouTube Downloader, users can download these apps to help download and convert YouTube to WMV for smoother playback on PC.

YouTube Downloader is an incredible desktop app that can download and convert YouTube to other formats with ease. It can download YouTube and convert to WebM, MP4, or AVI, which are the standard video formats. YouTube downloader can also convert YouTube to AAC, MP3, or Vorbis audio. What’s more, it supports 8K, 4K, and Full HD videos at 60 fps. And yes, this app doesn’t have any annotations or pre-roll ads making it safe to use. Just download the app, launch your YouTube video, and it will immediately detect the file.

Pros and Cons:

      + A lightweight app that’s easy-to-use
      + Zero ads
      - Limited output formats
      - The free version is slow
YouTube Downloader

Finally, we have BitDownloader website, which is a safe YouTube downloading site. The site can be assessed in English, Italian, Indonesian, German, and many other languages. BitDownloader is fast and easy to use because you just have to copy-paste the YouTube video link. Apart from YouTube, it can also record or download videos from Vevo, Vimeo, V Live, Facebook, Instagram, Coub, and many others. However, BitDownloader only supports YouTube to MP4 conversion, which is not enough. Nevertheless, it’s an excellent YouTube file downloader.

Pros and Cons:

      + Fast downloads
      + Ad-free user interface
      - Can’t download copyright content
      - Only converts to MP4

Part 3. Comparison Between Free and UniConverter YouTube Downloader

Now let’s compare all the four YouTube downloader options in this article.

App Features
Free YouTube Downloader
Multiple downloads Supports multiple downloading One file at a time Supports multiple downloads One file at a time
Download and conversion speed 90x faster than the other options Fast process Slow on the free version Fast process
Supported formats Convert YouTube to WMV, MP4, AAC, MP3, etc. Convert YouTube to MP3, WebM, and MP4 only Convert YouTube to WebM, AVI, MP4, MP3, and AAC Convert YouTube to MP4 only
DYouTube file editor Edit YouTube files by rotating, cutting, adjusting effect, etc. No No No
Built-in media player Yes No No No
Upload videos to YouTube Yes No No No
Burn YouTube to CD, DVD, Blu-ray Yes, with more than 30 DVD menu templates No No No

These programs will convert YouTube to WMV or MP4 format for quicker and smoother playback on PCs. But as you can see, UniConverter YouTube Downloader just offers more in terms of compatible formats, download speed, and other features. Indeed, you won’t have any regrets with this tool!

Brian Fisher

chief Editor

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