How to Compress WMV Files in Windows & Mac

I've made a video in Movie maker (wmv). And I want to make it a really small size so that I can put some up on a website. Is there any way to compress them? Surely, I want to keep a decent quality.

Maybe you also encounter the same trouble with Windows Movie Maker. It usually exports very large file which is impossible to be uploaded to YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, or your own websites. Any way to compress them? Sure, to compress WMV files greatly and quickly, this stylish and intuitive WMV compressor - Wondershare Video Converter (Windows 10 included) is highly recommended. With it, you're able to resize your WMV files by adjusting its encoder, bitrate, resolution, frame rate, etc. If there's no format of any concern, you can convert WMV to any other popular format, like MP4, M4V, FLV, etc. which usually decodes smaller size file.

Best WMV Compressor for Windows / Mac (Yosemite included)

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  • Easily compress WMV video without any quality loss.
  • Change the video settings like bitrate, resolution, frame rate and more.
  • Provides classic editing features like crop, merge, rotate and more.
  • Superior conversion speed than other converters on the market.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 10.8, 10.9

1.Add WMV files to this WMV compressor

Click the "Add Files" button to locate your source video file from desk or folders. You can import more than one file by pressing "Ctrl" when selecting the WMV videos. Also, you can drag and drop your video directly into the primary window. After you import all of them, they will show as thumbnails in the item tray, and you can rearrange the list order, assign the output file name, etc.

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2.Select "Small Size" to compress WMV files

Fisrt, click the format image on the right side of the main window. In the drop-down format list that appears, select WMV as the output format. Second, cick Settings button on the bottom right corner to reveal the settings panel. Third, check out "Small Size" option and let everything Smart Fit. It's worth mentioning that the Quality settings is a new feature of the latest upgrade, which is designed to let you compress video files more efficiently.

Note: Manually setting the parameters for both video and audio is also available if you're keen on it. When you click on the drop-down arrow, you can select from a number of options. For example, you can set resolution as 320*240,480*272,480*368, or 640*480 as per your needs. Lower parameters usually mean lower size, but also lower quality. Please play with the parameters until you are satisfied with the size vs quality issue.

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3. Start WMV compression

Now, you come to the last step, just hit Convert button to activate compression. This program is very efficient on compression, and the progress bar will show the percentage and remaining time. When the compression is complete, you can smoothly upload to your favorite online website or your own site smoothly. Cheers!

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Video tutorial: How to compress WMV video files

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Hi, I just compressed a video, but it only compressed the first 1.5 minutes of the 5 minute video. How do I resolve it so that it compresses the whole thing?
Hi Tammy, in that case, you should try to select the resolution and bitrate manually. Note that the lower resolution and bitrate will result in smaller size and lower quality. You can try each resolution and bitrate one by one to achieve the result you like.
Trying to use it now...after following the instructions listed above for compression...it is showing a target size of larger than it is starting with! What gives!?!
That’s amazing, then I could upload my vidoes to youtube much faster.
This was a great help. Not hard to do and very clearly explained. It did the job for me.
Hey, thanks! I just compressed a filewith no hassle-loved your tutorial. I ve been searching for options since the last few days.
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