AVI, full name is Audio Video Interleave. It is technically stand known as a multimedia container format and was introduced by Microsoft in 1992. Being a multimedia container format, AVI files can include both video and audio, allowing synchronous playback.Most AVI files also use the file format extensions developed by the Matrox OpenDML group in February 1996. These files are supported by Microsoft, and are unofficially called "AVI 2.0". Files of this type have a .avi file extension name.
AVI files can be found online as movies, music videos, TV shows, streaming video and can even be downloaded as a full length motion picture.
WMV, full name is Windows Media Video. It was developed by Microsoft specifically for streaming, however, it can also be saved to a hard drive or disc media for playback with Windows Media Player and other types of players such as Winamp, DivX and VLC player, or edit in windows movie maker. A WMV file is in most circumstances encapsulated in the Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container format. The file extension name .WMV typically describes ASF files that use Windows Media Video codecs. The audio codec used in conjunction with Windows Media Video is typically some version of Windows Media Audio, or in rarer cases, the deprecated Sipro ACELP.net audio codec. Microsoft recommends that ASF files containing non-Windows Media codecs use the generic .ASF file extension name.
Although WMV is generally packed into the ASF container format, it can also be put into the AVI or Matroska container format. The resulting files claim the .AVI, or .MKV file extensions, respectively. WMV can be stored in an AVI file when using the WMV 9 Video Compression Manager (VCM) codec implementation. The current version of WMV is WMV9 which includes the feature of a high compression rate in order to fit large videos into a small amount of storage space, making it a great format for transferring over the internet.
WMV is windows standard video format, so you can easy edit wmv video in windows tools, like windows movie maker, etc.
RZ Video Converter is the best avi to wmv converter, support all windows media video/audio codecs, include wmv7, wmv8, wmv9, etc. It can convert any avi files to wmv files with the high quality.
I have two avi movies "[Heros][XVID].avi" and "Starcraft2[divx5].avi", i want to convert these avi movies to wmv8 movies, and edit with Windows Movie Maker in my friend computer, how can i do?
There is an easy way and the better choice, you can try RZ Video Converter, it can fast and easy convert avi to wmv with high quality.
Step - 1: Run RZ Video Converter
Step - 2: Click "Add button" to add all source avi movies "[Heros][XVID].avi" and "Starcraft2[divx5].avi" into RZ Video Converter, or directly drag and drop all movies into RZ Video Converter. You can click "Play button or " to view the source movie.
Step - 3: Check "SINGLE" and select a target profile, such as "iPod H.264 Movie(High Quality)(.mp4) Default for iPod "
1. Click "Play button" on "Source Movie
", you can view the source video.
2. Click "Play button" on "Target Proflie
", you will preview the target video with this target profile.
You can click "Output Option button" to custom the target wmv movie, include: video resolution, video bitrate, video framerate, video resize mode(Stretch or Keep ratio), aspect ratio, audio encoder, audio bitrate, audio sample rate, audio channels, etc.
Step - 4: Here you should select a hard drive folder, and click "Start button".
Once the conversion process is completed, you will be notified by the RZ Video Converter, you can get the high quality wmv8 movies in target folder, transfer these wmv8 movies to your friend, your friend can import these wmv8 movies into Windows Movie Maker.