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How To Convert WMV To MP4

by RealPlayer on August 14, 2013

Using RealPlayer Plus to play and convert your video files is a convenient way to transfer files to multiple devices or share them with friends online. With a few easy-to-follow steps you can download, convert, and transfer, or repost videos online. One of the forms videos can take online is that of a Windows Media Video (WMV). To watch these types of videos requires a Windows Media Player. These files can be converted into a more convenient and portable MP4 file format with a few clicks.

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Converting WMV to MP4 is easy to do just by getting a converter online, such as RealPlayer Plus. The first thing you need to do is download RealPlayer Plus for a fee. The premium version of RealPlayer can also be used to download videos faster, burn DVD’s, and much more. For video lovers it’s worth the small investment!

1. After installing RealPlayer Plus, use RealPlayer to download the .wmv file online that you want to convert and save it to the RealPlayer library.

2. Open RealPlayer Plus and select Library. In the Video section of the library you will see the .wmv file you downloaded. Select the file to convert.

3. Choose the file you want to convert and select the More option from the popup menu that appears. Next, select the Convert. The file then appears in the popup conversion box.

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4. Click on the Convert to dropdown menu and select MP4 from the Select a Device menu. You can save the file to somewhere other than the RealPlayer Plus Library if you want by choosing the Save in dropdown menu located directly below the Convert to menu.

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5. After you have selected MP4 from the device list, select Ok. Next, click on the big green Start button. In a few seconds the conversion will be done. A Conversion Complete box will pop up when the process is finished.

6. Now the MP4 video file is ready to transfer to a mobile device or share online. If you want to share your video on sites like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, or email all you have to do is select the converted file and click on the arrow from the drop down menu next to Post to Twitter under the Task section of the RealPlayer Plus Library. Select your posting destination. You will be prompted to enter your username/email address and passwords to complete the process. Just like that your friends can enjoy the video as well.

7. Repeat the steps for any additional files you want to convert to save or post online.

If you have any questions about converting WMV to MP4 or any other types of files, please leave a comment below. We are happy to answer all your video conversion questions.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stanley J August 14, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Is there a way to do a batch convert of WMV to MP4s? I have a ton of videos that I’d like to convert.

2 RealPlayer August 14, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Yes you can. Simply select all the videos you want convert and then choose the convert option.

3 sai teja December 24, 2013 at 9:07 am

after clicking on start button in converting WMV to MP4 it is not converting instead i am getting upgradation about real player plus 16 what to do to get convert?

4 RealPlayer Team December 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Some file requires Plus feature to play/convert. Try installing QuickTime/iTunes to enable the necessary codec for RealPlayer to play/convert .mp4 files.

1: QuickTime :
2: iTunes

After installing QuickTime/iTunes, try playing/converting the files through RealPlayer. You can also refer the below article for more information:

I hope this information is helpful to you. If that doesn’t help, please send an email to

5 Trey December 30, 2014 at 4:39 pm

When I try converting from wmv to mp4 a message pops up that says cancelled… files converted: 0 of 1 and cancelled: 1. What am I doing wrong?

6 RealPlayer Team December 31, 2014 at 7:51 am

Some video(s) requires Plus feature to play/convert. Try installing free codec packs like Klite and QuickTime Player. Then you can convert the .MP4 video.

Klite Codec Pack:


After installing, try playing the files through RealPlayer. If the clip will not play in RealPlayer, then it can’t be convertered.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you have any additional questions, please send an email to

7 Scott February 25, 2015 at 7:21 pm

I am suddenly unable to convert my mp4 files to wmv files. I have been successfully doing this for months until yesterday when, during a convert, real player said it had been cancelled in a red box. I tried downloading the Klite Codec Pack and uninstalling and then reinstalling Real Player but it is still saying the same thing. Any suggestions?

8 RealPlayer Team February 26, 2015 at 2:18 am

I suggest you try playing the clip in RealPlayer first. If the clip will not play in RealPlayer, then it can’t be converted using RealPlayer. You will need to re-download the video and then try converting. Try installing QuickTime Player, then you can convert the video.


If the issue persists, please sent an email to

9 Scott February 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Hey RealPlayer team, the clip will play in RealPlayer perfect with no problems. I also do have quicktime installed as well. This issue only started occurring yesterday. The mp4 files that I am converting are a little less than an hour long. Are there any other ways to convert an mp4 file of this size into a WMV file? If I upgrade my free real player account and pay 4.95 a month will I absolutely be able to burn the mp4 file with no problems? Thanks.

10 RealPlayer Team February 27, 2015 at 5:07 am

Try performing a clean install to fix this error. A clean install means uninstalling RealPlayer, deleting its folders and re-installing a fresh copy of the latest software. To do so, follow this link:

You can read more about converting files here:

Video burning is a premium feature of RealPlayer and if you subscribe to a Cloud membership, you can very well burn .MP4 videos. If you have additional questions, please sent an email to

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