One of the most frustrating things about editing video content on Windows computers since Movie Maker was deprecated is dealing with old WMV files. They were only useful in Movie Maker, take up a lot of storage space, and aren't supported by many common video players and editors. In 2020, the MP4 is the most widely usable video file type for your videos – I’m going to show you how to convert any WMV video you have on your computer or found on the web to an MP4 file, all for free and online.

Step 1: Upload Your Video to the Kapwing Studio

Uploading your WMV video to Kapwing takes just a few seconds. First, go to Kapwing.com and click "Start Editing" to go the the Kapwing Studio, where you can convert your video from any video file type (even out-of-date ones like WMV) to an MP4 file, and make all the edits you need.

Find any WMV video on your computer to get started 

To upload a video from your computer, phone, or tablet, you can select the button that says “Click to upload” and find the file you want to edit in your file browser. If you want to use a video you found online, or one you’ve stored in a place like Google Drive, simply copy the link to the video you want to upload, and paste it into the field that says “Paste a link.”

Once you've made any edits you need, click "Publish" to prepare your video

If you want to make any edits to your video, stick around in the Studio before processing your video:
Add & edit text
• Add other pictures, GIFs, videos, overlays, & audio
• Add shapes
• Add text animations
Crop & filter

Step 2: Publish & Download as an MP4!

Now that your video has been uploaded to the Kapwing Studio, just click “Publish” in the upper left corner to export your video as an MP4. This is the default file type for videos processed in the converter, so you don't need to change any settings.

Once your video is done processing, you’ll go to a page where you can choose to download or continue editing. Just click “Download” and Kapwing will save the video to your device! To download your MP4 video to your phone, long-press on the video or click the Download button. On a computer, your new video will appear in your downloads folder. On a phone, it should be saved to your camera roll.

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