How to Play WMV Files on Mac

By Emily Watson, Saturday, Oct. 03, 2015

A common problem Mac users encounter is playing Windows Media Video (WMV) files. When they try to open WMV files in QuickTime - the default player on Mac, they receive an error messages says that "This movie is not in a format that QuickTime Player understands".

With the help of FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate, you can easily and quickly convert WMV to QuickTime understandable formats like MOV and MP4. More. Not just WMV, this software can convert between almost all popular video formats. MP4, AVI, FLV, MTS, MKV, M4V, 3GP are all can be converted to QuickTime supported formats. Once the files are converted, you can watch them with your Mac (QuickTime), iPhone, iPad, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc.

Free download the trial version of the program and follow the steps below to convert WMV to Mac.


1. Add WMV files

After launching the program, click "Add File" to upload WMV files to the viewing window. Batch conversion is supported.

Add WMV Videos on Mac

2. Set the output format

To play WMV files on Mac successfully, you can just choose MOV as the format from Profile > QuickTime Movie Format.

Select Converted Video Output Format

Note: The application includes a group of presets that simplify the process of choosing output settings. If you want to convert WMV files exclusively for any of the devices listed in the preset list, simply click on that device.

3. Start the conversion

When all the settings are done, press the "Convert" button to convert WMV videos on Mac for playing.

Start the WMV Video Conversion


Within 3 steps, you can quickly convert WMV to Mac compatible formats. Just import the converted WMV files to QuickTime, and you'll find that they can be played on Mac smoothly. Except for Mac, you can take advantage of FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate to convert WMV to iTunes, iPad, iPhone and iPod.


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