How to Play WMV Videos on Mac OS X

To watch .wmv videos on a Mac would be a troubling thing with so many videos on the internet are in .wmv format. As the standard video format on Windows computer, wmv video is not supported by Mac. By converting wmv videos to .mp4 or .mov, we can play wmv on Mac, manage in iTunes, edit in iMovie, etc.

Can’t play WMV videos on Mac

WMV is one of the most common online video format. Many segments of video data are WMV format. Windows Media Player is now a discontinued and unsupported product for Macintosh. So we need to find another ways to play wmv videos through quicktime.

2 Ways to play WMV videos on Mac

Method 1: Windows Media Components for QuickTime

With Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac, you can play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a web browser.

It has been highly optimized for Power Mac G4 and G5 and Intel computers and supports playback of high-definition Windows Media video files.

By purchasing an upgrade directly from Flip4Mac, you can import Windows Media files for editing and create Windows Media files for distribution. To learn more about these advanced features.

Download the free version

Method 2: Convert the WMV to MP4/MOV for playback on Mac

As the Mac’s built-in video player QuickTime supports mp4 and mov very well, so we can just need to convert wmv video to mp4 or mov format, then play the converted video with QuickTime.

Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is a good choice with its excellent performance in WMV conversion: super fast conversion speed, loss-less video quality and easy to use interface etc. It supports all video conversion on Mac, including convert WMV to MOV, MP4, iTunes, iMovie, etc.

How to convert WMV to MP4/MOV on Mac

Step1: Launch the Video Converter and drag and drop your videos to the app

Drag & drop video or audio files to the program. Or go to “File” menu, choose “Add Video/Audio files” to locate the files you want to add.

Step2: Set the output format

There are some optimized presets provided for iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMovie and more, choose one of the Apple devices as the output format, the output files could be automatically added to iTunes after the video conversion.

Step3: Click the Convert button to start the WMV Mac conversion

Click the “Convert” button to start video conversion and then you can just have a cup of coffee. The Video Converter could handle the rest for you.

Tips: You can also set “After conversion, shut down my computer”, then the app could shut down Mac automatically when the conversion is finished.

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