Repair WMV Video: Quick Fix your Corrupt WMV Files

   Author : Vishal | Updated on August 24, 2018

Note: This article highlights the steps to repair corrupt WMV files with Stellar Repair for Video . This reliable application expertly and quickly handles the severest of corruption cases and fixes damaged video files with a few clicks.

Point to Remember: WMV Files are no longer supported by Stellar Repair for Video 3.0. We are working on it, will update soon!

WMV stands for Windows Media Video and it represents video files recorded under the Microsoft WMV file format. It is one of the most commonly used video recording formats and WMV videos can be played on Windows as well as Mac machines. However, WMV files cannot be played with Quick Time player or other Apple based video players. To play WMV files, you need Windows Media Player or any other universal media player such as VLC.  Since these files don't open or play with all media players, if you try to force open them or change their format to play them with such players, they can get damaged or turn corrupt. Further, if WMV files turn corrupt, they can't be repaired with just any video repair software. Therefore, you would require an advanced and reliable software to fix WMV videos that have become corrupt.

Let's first identify some of the most common reasons for WMV file turning corrupt and their easy fixes.

How do you spot WMV file corruption?

Most of us download movies, videos, or music online. Often, downloaded files can be faulty and can confuse users as to whether the file is faulty or the player. Thus, before proceeding, it is crucial to understand how to know that you're dealing with a corrupt WMV file.

Your WMV files are corrupt if:

  • They don't open on Windows Media Player, VLC, or any other WMV compatible player
  • You can't rewind or forward them easily
  • While playing the files experience random pauses and glitches
  • The videos appear distorted with enlarged pixels
  • The sound and picture in the video don't match each other's pace

Quick Info: WMV files are very similar to ASF files. ASF stands for Advanced System Format and it is also a video format developed by Microsoft. WMV files also use ASF container format and thus are quite similar to such files. Often, ASF file repair tools can repair WMV files, but it doesn't always work.

Reasons behind WMV file corruption

Below are the probable causes behind WMV file becoming corrupt:

  • WMV File header corruption
  • Virus infection or bad sectors on the device where the files are saved
  • Interrupted downloads
  • Interruption while transferring WMV files from one device to another
  • Forcefully changing the file format of such files
  • Bugs in the video file itself
  • Mistyped file name
  • Saving the file with a format other than its default format while downloading it

If by chance, some of your precious WMV files have been damaged or turned corrupt due to any of the above-mentioned reasons, the best way to recover from the loss is to download the files again. That is if they are easily available and replaceable. If however, the WMV files are self-recorded home videos or music files which you simply cannot afford to lose, then you can rely on the competent WMV repair tool, Stellar Repair for Video . 

Repair damaged WMV files with Stellar Video Repair

Stellar Repair for Video  is a technically advanced tool that expertly repairs damaged or corrupt WMV, MOV, ASF, MP4, 3G2, and other video files. The software can smoothly repair damage caused by compression issues, changes made in the file formats, read or write errors, virus attack, and other complex reasons. It can mend videos stored on hard drives, memory cards, USB sticks, etc. and can work efficiently on both Windows and Mac. The tool's simple and easy-to-use GUI makes working with it a breeze and it allows you to save your repaired video files at a location of your choice. The product can repair multiple video files simultaneously and allows you to preview repaired videos before saving them.

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Here's how you can carry out WMV video file repair using this software:

Download, install and launch Stellar Repair for Video

On the software's home screen, click on Repair Video

  • On the next screen click on Add or + button to select videos for repair. You can add multiple videos to be repaired at the same time Use Remove or - button to remove videos
  • Once videos have been added to the software's interface, you can select any video and click on Preview button to see how it will look after the repair completes
  • Click on the Repair button to initiate the repair process
  • When the repair is complete, you can select the videos and preview them before saving
  • Select the files you wish to save and click on Save button
  • Choose a destination folder to save the repaired videos

The above steps should repair any corrupt WMV video. In case the software fails to repair any video, it will prompt you to upload it through the Update Wizard and get it repaired for free!

The Final Word

Stellar Repair for Video software supports a wide range of file formats. With this, it can easily serve as your universal video repair product.

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