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Does Vizio TV play WMV from USB

WMV (Windows Media Video) File Format based on ASF (Advanced Systems Format) that wraps a video bitstream. It is a Windows Media Video file, compressed with one or more of Microsoft's video compression formats. It's a common format used to store video in Windows. You can play it with defalt Windows video player- Windows Media Player and edit it with the Windows Movie Maker, the most popular Windows video editor. But for Vizio TV, it is not a very friendly format cause you can't play WMV videos on Vizio TV from USB hard drive.

Why Doesn't Vizio TV Support to Play WMV Videos via USB

Vizio TV supports to play videos via USB but it only supports the MP4 format, whose video codecs should be H.264 and the audio codec should be AAC. If you play WMV videos on Vizio TV from USB, when you open the "MOVIES" folder where loaded .wmv files on your Vizio TV, it will say Empty Folder or it'll tell you "video codec not supported."

To watch WMV files on Vizio TV from USB, you can try two methods. One is to load up your WMV videos on your computer that has an HDMI connection and then plug your computer into your Vizio TV, and presto, you can watch just about any video such as WMV on your Vizio TV. Another way is to convert WMV video to Vizio TV supported H.264 MP4 video with AAC audio codec with some video converters.

Best WMV to Vizio TV Video Converter

There are many WMV Video converters for Vizio TV floating out here. Pavtube Video Converter is the best one among those plenty of choices and won't let you down ever. It will convert WMV1 WMV, WMV2 WMV, WMV3 WMV to Vizio TV supported H.264 AAC MP4 video. It can transcode SD WMV and HD WMV keeping the original video resolution. If needed, you can compress the video or upscale the video resolution for get better Vizio TV playback via USB. Besides WMV, it also can make you play MP4, AVI, MKV, 4K videos on Vizio TV from USB without any hassle. In addition, you also can merge multiple WMV files into a single one file or split a large WMV video to several parts to playback on Vizio TV from USB.

The output H.264 MP4 video with AAC audio codec can be played on Vizio D-Series TVs, E-Series TVs, M-Series TVs, P-Series TV from USB. Besides Vizio TV, you can also can play the export videos on other TVs: Sony TV, LG TV , Pansonic Viera or Samsung TV, etc. For Mac users, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is waiting for you to try to convert WMV to Vizio TV.

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Steps to Convert WMV Videos to Vizio TV

Step 1. Load WMV files into the program.

Install and launch the WMV video converter program on your computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" to add one WMV video file, also you can click "Add from Folder" to load multiple WMV video files, this software had the high stability, you can do batch video conversion at the same time, no any interruption, no any ads, best video conversion environment is here. By the way, you not only can import WMV, you also can import MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV, etc.

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Step 2. Output Vizio TV Acceptable Formats.

Just click "Format" bar and open the output video formats list, you can choose H.264 HD Video(*mp4) from HD Videodirectly. Also you can choose TVS, even though you can't find the Vizio TV, but the MP4 format is the same.

Output Vizio HD TV supported file formats


a.Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like.

b. Adding external subtitle is available, meaning you can add subtitle to videos if you want convert video to play on Vizio TV.

Step 3. Start WMV to Vizio TV conversion process.

Go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the wmv to Vizio HD/4K TV supported formats conversion, when you are waiting for the result, you also can enjoy the video at the preview window.

When the conversion ends, you can locate H.264 AAC MP4 video video files in the output video folder. Then you can transfer the video files into USB hard drive. Insert the USB stick to USB port behind of the Vizio TV. Now, you can use the built-in video player in Vizio TV to play your converted WMV videos.

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