Three Methods to Play WMV on Mac

Method 1: Use VLC Player; Method 2: Install Flip4Mac Plugin; Convert WMV to Mac supported MP4

WMV format is a very popular file format developed by Microsoft and so is fully compatible with Windows platforms, like Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, etc. However, more and more Mac users also want to benefit from WMV format, but they cannot due to the fact that WMV format is not natively supported by Mac default player, QuickTime. Good news is that methods are still available in playing WMV file on Mac and the following part just recommends three widely used methods to help users to play WMV file on Mac.

Method 1: Use a WMV player for Mac, like VLC Player

VLC is a cross-platform, open source and free video player which can literally play any video format on Mac, not only the WMV format, but also FLV, MKV, AVCHD, AVI, WTV, RMVB, etc. First, users need to download, install and open the VLC player, and then users need to click the Media Button> Open File... button> Select your WMV file and double-click it to open it in VLC player.

Method 2: Install Flip4Mac Plugin to QuickTime

Flip4Mac, also known as Windows Media Components for QuickTime, is a a plug-in to help users to play WMV file on Mac either through QuickTime Player or by your browser. After Flip4Mac is installed, you may not get the notice saying Flip4Mac is installed, but when you start to play WMV file, your WMV file can be successfully played on your Mac.

Method 3: Convert WMV to Mac more supported MOV or MP4

  1. This method needs a professional WMV to Mac converter.
  2. Avdshare Video Converter is just the professional WMV to Mac converter that users will need.
  3. Avdshare Video Converter can easily convert the WMV file format to Mac QuickTime more supported MOV, MP4 and then users can smoothly play the converted WMV file on Mac without any format incompatibility issue.
  4. Besides, this Avdshare Video Converter also works to convert any other unsupported FLV, MKV, AVI, WTV, AVCHD, etc to Mac QuickTime more supported MP4, MOV, etc.
  5. Also, this Avdshare Video Converter can help to convert any unsupported video format to Windows, Apple devices and players, Android devices and players, game consoles, smart TVs and other video playing applications supported video formats.

Guide on Converting WMV to Mac QuickTime MOV or MP4

The following guide will easily convert WMV file to Mac QuickTime MOV or MP4.

Make Preparation: Free download WMV to Mac Converter

Free download the professionalWMV to Mac Converter - Avdshare Video Converter (for Windows, for Mac), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

Step 1 UploadWMV file

Users need to import the WMV file to this WMV to Mac converter. Clicking the "Add file" button or using the drag and drop function helps to import the WMV file to this WMV to Mac converter very efficiently.

Step 2 Targeted output format setting

ChooseMOVas your output format by clicking "Profile" button >"General Video" category.

Step 3 Start the conversion

Finally click the "Convert" button to convert the WMV file to Mac QuickTime MOV in short time.