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AVI VS WMV: What's the Difference Between AVI and WMV

by Brian Fisher • Jul 24,2019 • Proven solutions

As a Windows user, you must have either seen AVI or WMV format. AVI format stands for Audio Video Interleave file format while WMV stands for Windows Media Video format. AVI format is a popular file format that contains both audio and video format. It is also compatible with majority of media players. On the other hand WMV is a video container and is limited media files. These two file formats are popular and important to use. However it is important to learn their differences.

In this article, you will learn:

Part 1. AVI vs WMV

File Extension AVI format WMV format
File Name Audio Video Interleave Windows Media Video
Developer Microsoft Microsoft
Description This file format consists of both audio and video file containers. This makes it possible to playback audio with video synchronously. This format only contains a video file.
File size It has a large file size. It has a smaller file size as compared to AVI video format.
Purpose It is used for high quality playbacks and editing. It is used in streaming videos online.
Components It has several codecs and files extensions. It is proprietary standard.
Supported Media players KM player
Divx Player
Microsoft Windows Media player.
VLC media player

Part 2. How to Convert WMV to AVI or convert AVI to WMV

When you think of WMV or AVI conversion, think of iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate , which is one of the reliable software that converts both audio and video files to any popular format. You can use it to convert WMV to AVI, or convert AVI to WMV with ease. This software is easy to use and its conversion speed is 90 times faster as compared to any existing conversion software. Moreover, when converting files, the quality of video files will always be retained.

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  • How to Convert AVI to WMV with iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate

    The following guide will show you how to convert AVI to WMV. If you want to convert WMV to AVI, please learn the guide here How to Convert WMV to AVI >>

    Step 1: Import AVI files

    Install and open iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate. Click on Add Files to upload the AVI files or you can simply drag and drop the AVI files to the program window.

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    Step 2: Select WMV as output format

    Here, you need to identify an output format. Move to the top right and click on Convert all files to followed by Video option. Select WMV as the output format. The choose the resolution for the WMV video. You can choose Same as source to keep the original quality.

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    Step 3: Start converting AVI to WMV format

    At this stage remember to create a folder that you will find the converted files in WMV. When all the settings are set right you can now begin the AVI to WMV conversion process. Click on Convert All button at the bottom right to begin the conversion process.

    When all the files have been converted, you will a notification on the screen prompting you to open the files. Now you can get the WMV files in the Converted tab or in the output folder. Enjoy!

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