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How to Convert PREL Files to WMV

Updated April 17, 2017

PREL (Premiere Elements Project) is a file extension for a video file format made with Adobe Premiere Elements, which is a Windows video-editing software program. WMV (Windows Media Video) is a Microsoft-made digital video compression format used by numerous common codecs and players. In order to convert from PREL to WMV, you must use a conversion program. Several of these are available online as free trial downloads.

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  1. Download and install Need 4 Video Converter 7.0 (see Resources).

  2. Run the conversion program on the desktop. Select "File," then "Open" from the top menu bar. Choose a PREL file for conversion. Click "Open."

  3. Select "WMV" in the "Output file:" field. Click the "Browse" button next to the "Save To:" field. Select a target destination for the converted file. Click "OK."

  4. Enter a file name into the "Save As:" field.

  5. Click the red "Convert" button at the bottom of the main window to begin the conversion process.

  6. Download and install "Any Video Converter Freeware" (see Resources).

  7. Run the conversion program on the desktop. Click the "Add Video" button. Select a PREL file for conversion. Click "Add."

  8. Select "WMV (*.wmv)" from the "Profile:" menu. Click the "Output Folder" button. Select a target destination folder for the converted WMV file. Click "OK."

  9. Click the "Encode" button to begin the conversion process.

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Things You'll Need

  • PREL file (*.prel)
  • Conversion program

About the Author

Dmitriy Richter attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular and cell biology. His writing specialties include life science, ice hockey, cooking and international cuisine, travel, and modern history. Richter has published several cell biology and life science research articles for Demand Studios.

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