WTV Converter - How to Successfully Convert WTV to MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MP3, etc?

Batch Convert WTV to MP4, AVI, WMV, MKV, etc to Play WTV Files on iPhone, iTunes, iPod, iPad and anywhere

Aug 26, 2014, Updated by Shirley White


WTV file format is used for television recording in Windows Vista starting with Windows Media Center TV Pack 2008, and all Windows Media Center editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8, replacing the older dvr-ms file format used in WinXP Media Center.

In recorded WTV file, video is encoded using the MPEG-2, MPEG-4 or H.264 standard and audio using MPEG-1 Layer II or Dolby Digital AC-3. And WTV file usually contains several audio tracks, each for different languages. There is even an audio description track for blind and visually impaired people that explain what is happening on screen. The size of WTV file will reach 5~10 GB for one hour HD program.

WTV format support DRM (Digital Rights Management). If the content owner and/or broadcaster have set the policy to protect the content, playback is restricted to the Windows Media Center PC used to record the content.

How to Convert WTV Files to any Other Formats?

Faasoft WTV Converter is designed to convert WTV files. With it, converting WTV to MP4, WTV to AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, ASF, DV, FLV, OGV, 3GP, ASF, TS, MXF, RM, DV, MPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WebM, etc is as easy as pie.

Furthermore, Faasoft WTV Converter functions to convert WTV video files to almost all audio formats like MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, RA, AU, DTS, AIFF, AC3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, MP2, APE, etc.

Besides, this powerful WTV Converter also supports converting any videos and audios like WMV, ASF, ASX, AVI, XMV, DV, DivX, Xvid, MKV, FLV, F4V, SWF, MXF, WebM, MP4, MPG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, H.264, RM, RMVB, MOV, M4V, QT, DAT, 720p/1080p AVCHD, MTS, MOD, TP, Apple ProRes, R3D, etc and OPUS, AAC, AC3, DTS, ALAC, OGG, OGA, MP3, WAV, FLAC, WMA, XWM, 3GA, M4A, M4B, AIFF, AIFC, CAF, MPC, QCP, VOC, VOX, GSM, etc.

Steps on How to Convert WTV to MP4, AVI, etc

Before the conversion, please first free download and install this ideal WTV Converter. And then follow the three steps to convert WTV to MP4, AVI, etc.

Step 1 Add WTV file to Faasoft WTV Converter
Simply drag and drop WTV file to the program's main interface, and you'll see your WTV file in the task list.

Step 2 Set output format
Press the drop-down button beside "Profile" to set output format as your need. If the source file is HD, please select output format from "HD Video" category.

Step 3 Finish the transformation
Just press "Convert" button on the interface to finish the transformation with high quality and fast speed.

Tips: Windows 7 and Windows 8 provide a utility to convert .wtv files to .dvr-ms. To use this utility, right-click a .wtv file in Windows Explorer and select Convert to .dvr-ms Format, or use the \Windows\ehome\WTVConverter.exe utility at the command line for batch operations.

How to Play WTV Files on Windows and Mac?

If you simply want to play your WTV files on PC or Mac, Faasoft WTV Converter is your best choice, which is a free WTV files player and can play non-protected WTV files directly both on Windows and Mac system. You don't need convert them to other formats, just add them to the converter, and click "Play" button to enjoy them.

However, if you want to play them back on most popular player software (Windows Media Player, QuickTime, iTunes, etc) and devices (iPod, iPhone, Zune, etc), a recommended solution is to convert WTV files to more compatible formats since WTV files aren't supported in previous versions of Windows, as well as Windows Media Player, QuickTime, iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMovie, Zune, etc.