Convert to WMV to MKV

How to convert to WMV to MKV using Converterlite. Converting WMV to MKV is a common search query so the following identifies  how to convert your WMV files using our free and simple software.

What is an WMV file?

Windows Media Video is a video compression format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. The original video format, known as WMV, was originally designed for Internet streaming applications.

What is an MKV file?

An MKV file is an audio and video container that can support various audio, video and subtitle compression formats. MKV files usually have a menu system slightly similar to a DVD menu, tools and libraries that allow developers to add MKV support to their applications, an audio/video cross-platform in a multimedia container format and streaming facilities over the internet.




Begin by selecting the Video Icon.

After clicking audio/video you will be able to find all accepted formats including AVI files. Select the file(s)  and click open. Click next to proceed.
Alternatively you can click and drag them directly from your folder into converterlite.

Multiple files:

  • Hold ctrl key while selecting desired files and click open.
  • Highlight and drag multiple files into convertelite.

Renaming files:

Click on the title before converting to rename the output file


The format section is made up of “Devices” and “Formats”. Look through the list of Format types and select MKV. Then choose a quality type and click next.

Where do converted files go?

Audio/Video: Same folder as input/original file

Choosing destination folder:
After selecting a device or format you will see a settings icon below the quality/model options. Click settings and uncheck the box titled, “Output file to same folder as input”. Then you can manually choose the location of the output file.

Click convert and await finish.
Once completed you can open up the converted files folder by selecting the green tick symbol by the name of the converted file.
Click “Clear completed” to refresh to the ADD page.