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Step-by-Step Guide to Convert WTV files to MP4, MPG, WMV, AVI, MP3 on Windows 8 (Pro supported)

.WTV is a video recording format used by Windows Media Center starting from Windows 7 and is continually used in Windows 8 Media Center on Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. WTV files encode video using MPEG-2 compression or H.264 compression and audio using MPEG-1 Layer II or Dolby Digital AC-3 compression.

Windows 8 Media Center will be free as Windows 7 register users for registered user of Windows 8 but Microsoft requires users enter product key into Microsoft’s website by January 31, 2013. Windows 8 users can still add Windows 8 Media Center with $69.99 in order for watching and recording Live TV shows .

On Windows 8, WTV files can be also converted back into DVR-MS files by right clicking them in Windows Media Center and selecting the “Convert to .dvr-ms Format” option. However, playback or editing of recorded WTV files are still limited in dvr-ms format.

This article will guide you step-by-step guide to directly convert WTV video files to MP4, MPG, WMV, AVI, MKV, FLV, WebM, OGG, MP3, WMA, WAV, etc on Windows 8 so you can easily play WTV on Zune, Xbox 360, Surface, Nexus, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, iPod touch, iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, etc, or import WTV to editing program such Windows Live Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Avid for easily edit.

Step-by-Step Guide to Convert WTV file to Popular Video and Audio on Windows 8 (Pro supported)

Prepare: Free download WTV Converter for Windows 8

Free download WTV Converter for Windows 8. Install and launch the program.

WTV Converter Windows 8

Total Video Converter is ideal WTV converter for convert WTV files, HD WTV files or WTV with H.264 to all popular video and audio formats. It is a professional WTV to MP4 converter for Windows 8, WTV to AVI Converter for Windows 8, WTV to MPEG Converter Windows 8 and WTV to MP3 Converter for Windows 8. Not only WTV Converter for Windows 8 can convert WTV to MP4, AVI, MPG, HD MP4, HD AVI, HD MPG, MP3, it can also convert WTV to WMV, MOV, MKV, FLV, WebM, OGG, SWF, DivX, Xvid, WAV, WMA, etc.

WTV Converter for Windows 8 also offers editing features such as crop video to remove black bars, merge several files in to one, trim WTV files to remove commercial parts, etc.

Step 1: Add WTV to WTV Converter for Windows 8

Click “Add Video” button to browse and load files. Or you can directly drag and drop WTV files or the folder where your WTV files are to the program.

How to Convert WTV to MP4 on Windows 8

Step 2: Set output format

Take convert WTV to H.264 MP4 on Windows 8 for example. Click on “Profile” drop-down and select “H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Video (*.mp4)” under the “General Video” category;

To convert WTV to audio format on Windows 8, click on “Profile” drop-down and choose desired audio formats such as “MP3 – MPEG Layer-3 Audio (*.mp3)” under the “General Audio” category;

Step 3: Start WTV conversion.

Press on the button of “Convert” at the bottom right to start conversion.