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How to edit WMV

This article will guide you through the steps of editing WMV videos. The tool you will need is Aura Video Editor, which enables you to edit any video formats with photos, music, transitions and effects to MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, etc. for iPod, iPhone, PSP, iPad, Zune, mobile phones and more.

The tutorial of How to edit WMV will teach you how to add WMV videos, images and music, then apply transitions and effects to WMV, trim it, add watermarks and subtitles, overlay videos and at last save it to various video formats or even DVD and Blu-ray disc.

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The WMV program

Key Features of Aura Video Editor

  • Supports editing WMV and other common video formats, audio formats and images
  • Supports trimming WMV and other videos
  • Unique Timeline & Storybox panels
  • Provides transition & video effects
  • Overlay video & mix audio
  • Add watermarks & subtitles
  • Save movie for various devices like iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, Zune, etc.
  • Burn to DVD and Blu-ray disc
  • More features...

The WMV software screenshot

How to edit WMV

Editing requirements

  • WMV video files; audio and images(optional)
  • A computer runs Windows system(incl. Windows 7)
  • Editing tool: Aura Video Editor

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Three steps to edit WMV

Step 1. Add WMV video files

To begin with, start Aura Video Editor to do the WMV editing work. Click on Import button to add WMV videos to the main panel. If you'd like to add images and audio files along with the WMV, so then you can edit WMV with those, click Import to add, too. Or you can directly drag&drop them to the main panel.

Then you can drag and drop the WMV videos, images and audio files to the editing panel. Before you drop the first WMV video file to the video editing area, the WMV editor will prompt a box and give you the chance to add the chapter name to your WMV editing file and choose the aspect ratio between 4:3 and 16:9.

You can choose from two editing modes: Storybox- and Timeline-mode.

Add WMV video files to Aura Video Editor

Step 2. Apply transitions and effects to edit WMV

Now we go to the step of applying transitions and effects. Click seperately on the Transition and Video Effects buttons to choose from numbers of amazing effects to apply to WMV. To apply them you just need to drag the transition or effect you need and drop it on WMV or image in the editing panel.

You can also overlay videos to WMV file if you want. Just choose one video and drop to the Video overlay editing panel, adjust the timeline.

If you want to add watermark, click on the WMV video first, then click through Edit > Add watermarks.

To add a subtitle for the WMV editing, simply double click the Subtitle editing area to add.

Add transitions and effects to edit WMV

Step 3. Convert edited WMV to video or DVD

After editing WMV with all factors, we go to the final step - publish WMV. Aura Video Editor provides two output ways: convert WMV to video or burn to DVD disc.

If you want to watch the edited WMV video on your portable media device like iPod, iPhone, etc., choose Video File output way. There will be dozens of preset output profiles for converting WMV to almost every kind of media devices like iPod, iPhone, PSP, PS3, iPad, Zune, Xbox 360, mobile phones and more.

If you need to burn the edited WMV to standard DVD or Blu-ray disc, choose DVD Disc as the output way. Aura Video Editor even provides you with some wonderful DVD menu templates so you can display your WMV DVD file more beautifully. You can also select one image of your own from the computer as the DVD background menu. Of course you can disable the menu function if you don't want any.

Convert WMV to video or DVD

Still got questions about how to edit WMV? See more tips below:

  • Why some of the editing buttons are greyed-out?

After adding WMV to the editing panel, you may see some of the editing buttons like Trim, Advanced, Duration are greyed-out. You just need to select one editing object, then the respective button will be selectable. For example, if you want to trim WMV, click on the WMV video, then the Trim button will light up; the Advanced button is for overlaying the WMV.

  • What if the output video profiles don't have the profile that I want?

If the media device that you need is not listed in the output video profiles of the WMV editing software, don't worry, you can easily custom it by yourself. We provide many options here, like video codec, video frame size, framerate, bitrate, audio codec, audio track, subtitle, etc. In the dropdown profile list there are Customized File Formats options, you can choose one format that matches your media device, then change the parameters, the output video file will play on your media device just fine.

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