WMV file extension is used by
Some WMV files may have digital rights management (DRM) protection. DRM protection prevents unauthorized opening of WMV files. This protection uses PlayForSure standard developed by Microsoft Corporation. DRM system prevents users from making unauthorized copies of the multimedia files purchased in the online stores. This is accomplished by tying files to specific PC they were downloaded to. PC is usually identified by unique serial number of CPU, motherboard chipset, network card and other hardware components. Please note that replacing any of these components may render DRM-protected files unplayable at least temporarily.
Many players support playback and can open WMV files. These include but are not limited to: Windows Media Player, VLC Player, Zoom Player, PowerDVD and others.
Typical WMV application file locations:
- C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLXPhotoGallery.exe /LaunchPhotoViewer /v "%1"
- %ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe /prefetch:7 /Open "%L"
- "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:7 /Play "%L"
Typical WMV mime types:
Frequently used application names to open WMV files:
Frequently associated Windows objects:
If you downloaded a WMV file on Android device you can open it by following steps below:
To open WMV File on iOS device follow steps below:
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