How to Convert WMV on Mac OS with WMV Converter for Mac (Mountain Lion included)
Windows users won’t have any issue with WMV files, which is supported by the majority of Windows programs. Mac users do not enjoy such ease and require a third-party application (e.g. Flip4Mac) for smooth playback. To get the most out of WMV files, converting WMV on Mac is the one stop solution for editing in iMovie or import it into iTunes (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion included). In this article, you'll learn how to do it easily and quickly.
1. Free WMV Player for Mac
There are many software that can play WMV, such as GOM Player, ALLPlayer, The KMPlayer, PowerDVD, RealPlayer, MPlayer, VLC Media Player, Zoom Player, Media Player Classic, etc.
2. Convert WMV files with WMV Converter for Mac
Free download the trial version of WMV Converter for Mac;
This Mac WMV video converter is very powerful and easy to use, only 3 steps to perform WMV conversion seamlessly:
- Step 1. Add video files to the program
- Step 2. Choose the output video format
- Step 3. Start converting WMV on Mac
With this WMV Video Converter for Mac, you can:
Convert WMV to MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, etc. on Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion supported)
With this WMV Converter for Mac, users can convert WMV to MP4, MOV MKV, 3GP, MPG, etc on Mac and play WMV on iPod, iPhone, Sony PSP, Apple TV, iPod, BlackBerry, QuickTime, and any other players.
Convert FLV, MKV, AVI, MOV, MPEG, HD videos, etc. to WMV on Mac
This Mac WMV Converter can be regarded as the exhaustive WMV Video Converter for Mac, which can convert HD FLV, MTSM2TS(AVCHD H.264), TS(MPEG-2), HD MKV(H.264, MPEG-2 HD), HD MOV(H.264, MPEG-4), HD MOD(MPEG-2), HD TOD(MPEG-2), AVI, MPEG (MPEG1, MPEG2, VCD, SVCD), TRP, MP4 ( MPEG4, H.264), 3GPP, 3GPP2, MOV, IFO, VOB, DAT, ASF to HD WMV(VC-1) on Mac OS.
Extract audio from WMV to MP3, WAV, M4A, etc. on Mac
Sometime we also need to extract the audio from WMV video, that means convert the WMV to MP3, M4A, WAV, AC3, AAC, MKA, OGG, etc, this WMV File Converter for Mac also can help you out. Additionally, other video to audio conversion like FLV, MOV, MP4, MKV, AVI, MPEG, etc to MP3, M4A, WAV, AC3, AAC, MKA, OGG, etc are supported by this all-in-one Video Converter for Mac.
Just get this professional WMV Converter for Mac and enjoy WMV to the most!
3. Knowledge sharing: What’s WMV
WMV, namely Windows Media Video, is a video file format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. A WMV file is in most circumstances encapsulated in the Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container format. The file extension .WMV typically describes ASF files that use Windows Media Video codecs. It can also be wrapped in AVI, or MKV files. If its compressing way is using WMV 9 Video Compression Manager (VCM) codec implementation, then it's most likely comes in AVI format.
Microsoft claims that WMV 9 provides a compression ratio that is two times better than that of MPEG-4, and three times better than that of MPEG-2; Microsoft also claims that WMV 9 is 15–50% better than WMV 8 in terms of compression efficiency; One test report published in January 2005, however, showed that WMV 9 had worse compression efficiency than WMV 8.