A Full Guide on How to Compress WMV Files

This guide covers all possible ways to compress WMV files online or offline. If you are searching for ways to compress WMV files, then do not miss this step-by-step tutorial.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Nov 03, 2023

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Do you have a WMV file that you would like to share online or via email but cannot due to its size? This article will teach you how to compress WMV files to make sharing easier. Even though WMV files are already compressed, many users still want to compress their videos in this format while maintaining decent quality so they can upload and use them online. This is possible thanks to the numerous video compressors. This article will cover how to use these tools to compress WMV files without compromising quality.

Best Ways to Compress WMV Files on Windows and Mac [Recommended]

When talking about how to compress WMV files on Windows and Mac, one of the best tools you can use for it is EaseUS Video Converter. Anyone can use the full-fledged software to compress their WMV file while maintaining decent video quality.

The program is essentially an all-in-one video tool with numerous valuable features, including the ability to compress and convert video from various formats and customize your video settings, such as bit rate, resolution, frame rate, and more, to get your desired output.

EaseUS Video Converter is very easy to use and has an intuitive interface. Aside from compressing WMV files, you can use this software to compress various other video formats like WebM, MP4, and many more. It can do a quick compression and enables batch processing. So you can quickly process many videos at once. 

To compress WMV files:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Converter on your computer, and then click "Video Compressor" from the Home Page.

Choose Video Compressor

Step 2. Click "Choose Files" to select all video files you wish to compress. 

Add files

Step 3. Click the gear icon next to your video information to customize your video size, targeted output format, bitrate, resolution, and more. Then, click "OK," and then "Compress" to start the compression process. Besides, you can also preview your video by clicking the "Preview" option.

Choose file size

Step 4. Once done, go to the "Finished" tab to check the compressed videos. 

Compress completed

Shrink WMV Files Size Online 

Much like we have desktop-based programs to shrink WMV files like EaseUS Video Converter, you can also use online-based compressors for this purpose. Many online video compressors are available, but we've handpicked some of the best, and we'll review them below.


VEED.IO is one of the most popular online-based WMV compressors, as it is well-featured and straightforward to use. The web app eliminates downloading any program on your computer and can be accessed from any device. With VEED.IO, you can also convert your WMV video to video formats after compression while uncompromising the video quality. 

Here is how to compress WMV video with VEED.IO:

Step 1. Go to VEED.IO and click on "Choose WMV File."

Compress video with VEED.io

Step 2. Tap on "Upload a File" or drag and drop the WMV file you want to compress.

 Upload a file

Step 3. After selecting the video, wait for it to upload and set your preferences under the Compressor options.

Step 4. Click on "Compress Video" and let the process finish.

compress videos

Step 5. Now tap "Download file" to save the compressed WMV file to your device.

download files

2. Clideo

Clideo is another free online video compressor that can be used to compress WMV files as well as various other video formats. It allows you to free upload a video of up to 500MB and compress it without reducing quality. Clideo has an iOS app, a well-designed user interface, and the ability to save your compressed video directly to Dropbox or Google Drive. 

The online compressor has a relatively average processing speed and basic features but does well with compressing any video and gives you a preview of the compressed WMV. However, if you compress your video for free with Clideo, it will have a watermark.

Here is how to use Clideo to compress WMV files:

Step 1. Go to Clideo and tap on "Choose file." You can also click on the arrow-down menu in front of the Choose file option to select the WMV file from your Google Drive or Dropbox.

Choose files

Step 2. After selecting the WMV file, you'll be asked to wait for your video to be processed. 

Step 3. Now click on "Download" or tap the arrow-down menu to save the video into your cloud storage. 

Download files

Desktop-based Compressor and Online Compressor, Which is Better?

File compression can be done using desktop-based compressors or web compressors, both of which provide nearly identical output. These compressors do, however, have some benefits as well as drawbacks.

Desktop-based compressors are often well-featured, which means that in addition to compression tools, they also include a variety of additional functions. Although online-based compressors have many video features, they typically don't do as well as desktop-based ones.

Also, desktop-based compressors may sometimes cause high memory usage on your device, which may slow it down. On the other hand, you don't need to install online-based compressors since everything is done online, so your device uses less RAM while compressing.

Both desktop-based and internet compressors are effective at compressing videos; however, aside from the fact that the desktop-based version requires downloading and may cause high memory usage, it performs better.

In Conclusion

WMV files often come compact, but sometimes some may be too huge to share by email or post online. Thus, you'll need to compress the video, which has been made possible by tools like EaseUS Video Converter and VEED.IO. This article has addressed the details of the best WMV video compressors and how to use them, making them simple for you to utilize.


If you have more questions related to WMV files, check the following questions and related answers. 

Does WMV use compression?

Yes, WMV files are already compressed, but as stated earlier, you may use different tools to compress WMV files further.

How do I reduce the size of a WMV file Kim to an email?

Sometimes, WMV files that you intend to email may be too large. However, with the use of WMV compressors like VEED.IO or EaseUS Video Converter, you can reduce the size of a WMV file you want to send to an email.

How do I reduce the size of a video?

If you want to reduce a video's size, several programs are built for that purpose. EaseUS Video Converter, VEED.IO, Clideo, and many others are those programs for compressing video programs. You need to upload the video you want to compress, set your preferences, and leave the work to the video compressor. 

How do I compress a WMV file to MP4?

To compress a WMV file to MP4, you can use a program like EaseUS Video Converter. Here is how to do it:

Step 1. Install EaseUS Video Converter and launch it, then navigate to the "Video Compressor" option. 

Step 2. Tap the plus icon to add the WMV video you want to compress, and select MP4 as the output. 

Step 3. Click on "Compress" and download the MP4 format from the Finished tab after the process finishes. 

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