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How to Convert WMV to MOV (QuickTime) on Mac

By Emily Watson, Thursday, August 1, 2019

"I just purchased my MacBook Pro. Now, I want to convert several .wmv files to MOV format and play them on QuickTime. Does anyone have any simplified direction for converting my existing .wmv files into QuickTime files?"


To use WMV files on Mac or iOS devices, such as playing WMV on QuickTime, editing WMV files with iMovie or syncing these videos to iOS devices, a WMV to MOV converter is must-have because WMV is not so well-supported by QuickTime while MOV is the right format. This article will introduce 2 ways of converting WMV to MOV and offer some tips on how to play WMV files on Mac directly. Let's dive in.


Part 1: WMV to MOV Converter for Mac and Windows

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is the first choice to convert WMV files to QuickTime MOV videos. It supports a wide range of video and audio formats. You can batch convert WMV files to almost all kinds of media formats. Furthermore, the converter supports video editing for WMV files in various formats.

This powerful WMV to MOV converter can make you enjoy all of your WMV videos on QuickTime. And the process of conversion is fast. 

Free download the FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate, which can convert WMV to MOV on both Windows and Mac.

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1. Add WMV media files

After running the program on your computer, you can click on the Add File(s) button to import WMV files that you want to convert to the program. Or you can simply drag and drop the WMV file you want from your folder to the main window.

Add WMV Videos to FonePaw Program

2. Select output format and destination folder

Under Profile, click the drop-down list and select QuickTime Movie Format to set the output format. Then, click the Browse button and select a destination folder in the dialog box that opens.

Select MOV Format and Output Folder

3. Start WMV to MOV conversion

Check the files you need to convert in the file list and click the Convert button to start converting your WMV video files to QuickTime MOV. When the conversion is complete, you can find the converted WMV files by clicking the Open Folder button at the bottom of the panel.

Start WMV to MOV Conversion on Mac

Aside from converting WMV to QuickTime, you can use FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate to change WMV to other video formats, such as MP4, AVI, MP3 and more.

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Part 2: Convert WMV to MOV on PC with VLC

Many people use VLC media player to play video files because it is free of charge and supports many different video formats. One feature of VLC you may not know is that it can also work as a video converter to easily convert WMV files to other formats like MOV, Webm, and WAV. 

If you have a VLC media player on Windows PC, you can use VLC to convert WMV to MOV format. Here is the step-by-step guide.

1. Run VLC converter on PC and go to the Media menu in the upper left corner. And then select Convert/Save option. 

Select Convert Option

2. The Open File window will show up, click Add to add your WMV file and click the Convert/Save drop-down list, choose Convert (shortcut Alt+O).

Add WMV File

3. Then the Convert window opens, under Profile, select MOV as the output format and browse the destination folder under Destination.

Convert WMV To MOV

4. After that, click Start to convert the WMV file. 

This will convert your WMV file to MOV. But pay attention here, because VLC is not a professional converter, the quality of the converted MOV file will not be as good as that of your original WMV file. 


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How to Convert MOV to WMV 

How to Open WMV File on Mac


Extended Knowledge: How to watch WMV files on Mac Directly

Way 1: Convert WMV file to MOV with FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate.

Way 2: Install Flip4Mac Plugin on your Mac computer. This plugin, created by Telestream, allows you to import, export and play Windows Media video and audio files on your Mac.

Way 3: Download VLC Media Player. This free player runs on all platforms and plays multimedia files as well as DVDs, VCDS and more on Mac. But please note that it's only a playback solution; it doesn't let you edit WMV files in QuickTime supported apps including iMovie and Final Cut Pro.

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