How to Convert WMV to MOV and MOV to WMV on Mac (Mountain lion included)
WMV is a format developed by Microsoft for Internet streaming and watching videos on a personal computer. QuickTime (.mov) is a multimedia development, storage, and playback technology developed by Apple Computer. However, if you want to share MOV files with friends who're using a PC or watch WMV files on Mac, you need to convert MOV to WMV or vice versa to troubleshoot incompatibility issue. This tutorial is a step-by-step guide showing you how to convert WMV to MOV and the other way around (convert MOV to WMV) on Mac OS X (including Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion).
Free Download WMV to MOV Converter for Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion supported):
To install it, simply mount the .dmg archive by double-clicking it, and copy the application to your applications folder (or wherever you want).
Step 1: Add files to Mac WMV to MOV (MOV to WMV) Converter
Click the + button to browse your computer hard drive and select WMV or MOV videos you want to convert. This WMV video converter for Mac supports drag-drop and batch conversion, so you can import and convert several multimedia files at a time.
Step 2: Select MOV or WMV as output format
Click the format type at the bottom of the program window, and then choose MOV or WMV as output format from following list.
If necessary, you can also change the Resolution, Codec, Bit rate and Frame rate of the MOV video and Sample Rate and Bit Rate of the MOV or WMV. The size of output MOV or WMV file depends a lot on these settings.
Step 3: Hit Convert to start WMV to MOV or MOV to WMV conversion on Mac
After all the settings, just hit the Convert button to kick off .wmv to .mov or .mov to .wmv conversion on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion, Lion supported). If you want to trim, crop and more editing, just click the edit icon to reveal and edit window, and go for your option.
Knowledge sharing: WMV vs MOV
WMV is abbreviation for Windows Media Video. This type of video can be played on a computer or on portable media players. The most beneficial feature of WMV is that this format allows large video files to be compressed, while the rich quality of the video is kept. Thanks to video compression inside this format, movies and other video programs can be easily viewed on a PC.
MOV is a file extension used by the QuickTime-wrapped files. QuickTime Content (.mov, .qt), developed by Apple Computer, is a file format for storing and playing back movies with sound. This flexible format isn't limited to Macintosh operating systems. The QuickTime (.mov) file format functions as a multimedia container file that contains one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles).