How to Play WMV file on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion, Mavericks .etc)
WMV(Windows Media Video) format is Microsoft's proprietary video file format, Apple's Mac OS X system and QuickTime player don't support this format. The built in WMP(Windows Media Player) of Microsoft Windows support this format. Just double click any WMV file and WMP will start playing the video.
Play WMV on Apple's computer with Windows system
Nowadays, you can install Windows operating system, XP, Vista, 7, 8 on Apple's computer, iMac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini with Boot Camp, and this system can co-exist with the built in Mac OS X system side by side. If you start the Windows system, you can access any files in Mac Drive, and double click any WMV file in Mac system to play it.
Play WMV file on Mac OS X
However, most users of Apple's Computer only have Mac OS X system with them, how to play WMV without Windows? Fortunately, there are many wonderful powerful and free player for Mac system can play WMV file, such as VLC, MplayerX. Moreover, Faasoft Video Converter for Mac can play WMV too. Faasoft Video Converter for Mac can play nearly all video formats, in addition to WMV, it can play AVI, ASF, MP4, MOV, M4V, MKV, FLV, OGV, MPG, MTS, WTV, etc. You can play videos in full screen mode, you can even select audio track and subtitle track in MKV and other formats. There isn't any limitation for unregistered version about player function, you can use it as a full-function video player on Mac for free.
Convert WMV to Mac Compatible formats, Play WMV video with QuickTime
If you are not allowed to install any other player like VLC and Faasoft Video Converter, for example, you got a video slide show in WMV format that made by Windows Movie Maker, and you want to show this video in a presentation, but you are only provided with a Mac computer, so, you must play this video with QuickTime player, what to do? The answer is convert your WMV file to some QuickTime friendly formats, like MOV and MP4, at home or office, then carry the converted MOV or MP4 in your USB thumb drive to the presentation.
With Faasoft Video Converter for Mac, you can convert WMV file to MOV, convert WMV to MP4 or many other formats, like AVI, MKV. You can select MPEG-4 or H.264 codec to compress the video to make the video in high quality and small size.
To convert WMV to MP4, MOV, you need just 3 steps:
- 1. Add video files to Faasoft Video Converter.
- 2. Select MP4 or MOV format in the profile list.
- 3. Click Start button to start the conversion.