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WMV

Type:Video Files

Acronym:Windows Media Video File

Video file based on the Microsoft Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container format and compressed with Windows Media compression; basically an .ASF file that is encoded using the Windows Media Video (WMV) codec; Windows Media audio files are saved with a .WMA extension.

NOTE: Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 was the last version of the Windows Media Player developed for Mac OS X. However, Mac users can use Flip4Mac WMV (also known as Microsoft Windows Media Components for QuickTime) to play WMV files.