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Best Way to Get WMV Files to Play on QuickTime Player


Can QuickTime play WMV files? My QuickTime won't play WMV movie, what should I do? What is the best way to get WMV to play on QuickTime?...... Millions of problems about the WMV playback with QuickTime have aroused on the Internet. Then, how to play WMV in QuickTime smoothly without any nuisance? Let's find it out together.

Well, in fact, QuickTime can't support WMV format. Upset? No, you don't need to! Though QuickTime has problems in playing WMV movies, there are some ways to fix the issue. And here are the best 3 ways to play WMV movies on QuickTime on Mac (including macOS Sierra).

Solution 1: Play WMV in QuickTime by converting WMV to QuickTime supported formats

The best way to play WMV video clips on QuickTime player is to change WMV to QuickTime highly compatible video formats like MOV, MP4. In this way, you can not only watch WMV in QuickTime, but also transfer them to iPhone, iPad, iPod and more for playback on the go. To convert WMV movies for play with QuickTime, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is one of the best choice. With it, you can fast finish the conversion and then play your WMV files on QuickTime without any troubles! This app also serves as a perfect WMV player for Mac. If you are stuck in the WMV in QuickTime playback issue on Windows, please get Brorsoft Video Converter. Download it and follow the guide below.

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How to convert WMV to QuickTime MOV with ease

Step 1. Start video converter and drag the .wmv files to the software interface. Or you can click Add button to import the video. You can add several videos for converting at one time as this video converter supports batch conversion.


Step 2. Click the "Format" drop down list to select MOV (QuickTime playable format) as the output format. Then click "Output" drop down list to select a proper destination folder for output files if you want to change the current default output folder.


Step 3.(optional) The video editing functions enables you to customize your own videos in the following ways:

A. Crop - Crop the video frame size for better visual effects on the player.
B. Trim - Split the video clips to choose your favorite part of the source movies.
C. Effects - You can change the video parameters like brightness, saturation, contrast and more.
D. Subtitles- You can add *.ass, *.ssa, *.srt subtitles to your source files.

Step 4. Finally, click Convert to start converting WMV to MOV for QuickTime player. After the conversion, you can add the converted media files to QuickTime for playback without any hassles.

Solution 2: Play WMV in QuickTime with QuickTime components

Note: This method sometimes doesn't work.

The other way to play WMV clips on QuickTime is to install some components (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3526). For playing WMV files, you can install Perian so as to make QuickTime support WMV.

However, Perian doesn't work on Mountain Lion and later versions. That means, if you want to play WMV movies in QuickTime with the help of Perian on macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, etc, you'll need to downgrade your Mac to the previous version.

Solution 3: Turn to WMV players for Mac

Since QuickTime has such a bad support for WMV videos, why not turn to some WMV players for Mac to play WMV on Mac OS X? Great free WMV players include VLC Media Player and Mplayer.

Note: If you wanna edit WMV in iMovie, transfer them to iTunes and more, you'd better turn to Solution 1. By converting WMV format to QuickTime MOV, you've definitely made WMV a format that is highly friendly on your Mac. Then you can do anything you want.

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