WMV is short for Windows Media Video. This video format was developed by Microsoft and it's a common format used to store video in Windows OS. While MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) is an organization that develops standards for encoding digital audio and video. Videos in this format are compressed using either MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 compression. This makes MPEG files popular for online distribution - they can be streamed and downloaded quicker than some other video formats.

The main reason why we need to convert WMV to MPEG is that WMV works best in Microsoft OS. That is to say, WMV does not work well on many devices as compared to MPEG which works in almost every device. This article explains how easily can convert your WMV files to MPEG with some smart tools.

There are a number of video converters that you can use to convert WMV to MPEG. Compared with installed software, online converters is convenient and effective, whereas there are numerous limitations and downsides to it, such as requiring an internet connection, supporting few media formats, lacking video customization, limiting to the file size, filling with advertising, etc. So I suggest you install a professional and reliable converter to help you accomplish this task.

The best recommended program is the VideoSolo Free Video Converter, a totally free and decisive tool for Windows/Mac which enables you not only to transform WMV files to MPEG successfully, but also to convert video and audio files between more than 300 different media formats and popular mobile devices, including Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod, Android smartphone and tablets, Nokia, Samsung, PSP and etc. with fast conversion speed and high output quality. Meanwhile, the straightforward and user-friendly interface is to ease your converting operation. It's 100% clean and safe to use. Download the appropriate version and follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to convert your WMV video files to MPEG quickly and easily.

Steps Showing How to Convert WMV to MPEG using VideoSolo Free Video Converter

Step 1. Install and Launch VideoSolo Free Video Converter

After downloading, run the installation file. Follow the instructions to set up the software. Then launch it and the main interface will be shown below. You can also try to use other VideoSolo products in the left pane.


Step 2. Add WMV Files to the Converter

Click "Add File(s)" button to load the WMV files. To save your time, choose "Add Folder" or drag and drop the files into the converter if you have lots of WMV files to transform. VideoSolo Free Video Converter supports batch file conversion, so you can select as many files as you want.

Add Files

Step 3. Editing Your Video

Click on "Edit" icon to edit the opening and ending title for your video with your favorite theme. You can also edit the title, author, time, etc. for your video and preview it before conversion.

Edit Opening And Ending

Step 4. Select MPEG as the Output Format

For better converting from WMV videos to MPEG files, you need to choose the right output format and profile. The MPEG format is placed in the submenu of "Output Format > General Video", "MPEG-1 Video" and "MPEG-2 Video" are available on video format list for your choices. Click the settings icon to open the video edit windows, where you can make your own output effects by adjusting video and audio parameters like video codec, aspect ratio, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, bit rate, channel, sample rate, etc.

General Video

Step 5. Designate the Output Folder

Before starting the conversion, you can designate an output folder by clicking "..." button from "Output Folder" option or follow the default path to store the converted MPEG files.

Select Output Folder

Step 6. Start WMV to MPEG

To start the conversion from your WMV files to MPEG format, just hit the big yellow "Convert" button on the lower right side of the workbench. The conversion will complete in a few minutes. Once the conversion is complete, open the output folder to view your newly created files.

Converting Video

Tip: If you want to combine several files into one file, don't forget to choose "Merge into one file" before conversion.

After converting your WMV videos to MPEG format, you can burn your output MPEG files into DVD with a DVD creator.

If you have some famous movies stored in DVD but have trouble in playing on the DVD player, VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate will help you rip DVD files into almost all existing formats to play on any portable devices including iPhone, iPad, Android phone, PS4, Smart TV, etc. With the built-in video enhancer, it will improve your video quality easily and solve the problems like dark, overexposed or shaking video. This program does not only support converting both SD (Standard Definition) and HD (High Definition) videos such as MP4, M4V, MOV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, MKV, etc. but also provides the 6X faster speed to extract audio from MPEG files and convert MPEG to MP3, M4A, WAV, AAC, FLAC, WMA, etc. In addition, extra features such as rotating files, splitting files, adding text/photo watermark and effect, customizing the parameters, or adjusting file volume are available!


This article is about how to convert WMV to MPEG. With the help of VideoSolo Free Video Converter, it is now more reliable and safe to convert WMV video files to MPEG format than online converters. As a smart and powerful video converter, VideoSolo Free Video Converter enables you not only to transform WMV files to MPEG successfully but also to convert all regular video formats, including MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, VOB, etc. without losing output quality. Download the free converter and have a try.