The File Extensions Database


.WMV3 File Extension

  • Developer by: Microsoft Corporation
  • Category: Digital video and movie Files

What is an .WMV3 file?

.WMV3 is Video data

The wmv3 file extension was in the past used for a special or renamed variant of standard Windows Media WMV format.

Probably changed because of special features and limited support.


How to open:

You might want to try to play it using Windows Media player.

How to convert:

Compatible tools may be able to export *.wmv3 files to other formats.

How to solve problems with WMV3 files

  • Associate the WMV3 file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any WMV3 file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.WMV3 files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the WMV3 file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .WMV3 is Video data. Because only the current version supports the latest WMV3 file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Microsoft Corporation manufacturer website after an available .WMV3 is Video data update.
  • To make sure that your WMV3 file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.