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How to Convert QuickTime (MOV) to Windows Media Player (Windows 8 included)

QuickTime is the built-in media player for Mac which has became more and more popular. However, you may still get disappointed when you can't manage to open your QuickTime MOV file in your Windows Media Player or share them with other friends who's on the Windows operating system. To figure out why and how you can solve this problem, let's have a look at the supported file formats on Windows Media Player; asf, .avi, .dvr-ms, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v,.mpg, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm and .wmv but not including the QuickTime MOV file. To smoothly import the QuickTime MOV files into Windows Media Player (Windows 8 included), you have'll to convert the QuickTime MOV files to Windows Media Player friendly format first.

In order to convert your QuickTime MOV to Windows Media Player supported format quickly and easily, it's time for you to try out the professional yet easy-to-use Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac). It features a simple yet sleek interface and performs files conversion up to 3X faster enables you to complete the task in just a few clicks at your fingertips. Here we begin.

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Note: this article mainly concentrates on QuickTime to Windows Media Player on Windows conversion. If you're running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion or etc., you can proceed to read this tutorial; User Guide of Video Converter for Mac.

1 Load your QuickTime MOV files

Install and run this Video Converter, drag-and-drop QuickTime MOV file to the program window, or go to the menu bar and choose Convert>Add Files Files to locate your MOV file. Note: this smart converter allows batch conversion to save your time, you can add as many MOV files as you want onto it.

QuickTime to windows media player

2 Select WMV as the output format and folder

Click Output Format format image to open the drop-down list and select WMV (a windows media player's friendly format) from Format>Video. The default setting works great. If you want to specify the output folder, just click the three dots beside Open Folder to choose your desired folder.

QuickTime mov to windows media player


  • You can click on the Settings button to set additional parameters for both the audio and video; including resolution, frame rate, encoder, bitrates and etc.
  • Before converting, you can preview your videos real-time in the preview pane as well as personalize your video by trimming, cropping, watermarking and adding some other effects.

3 Begin QuickTime to Windows Media Player conversion

Hit Convert and let this smart QuickTime to Windows Media Video Converter do the rest for you! 

Note: You can also convert your QuickTime MOV file to an MP4, F4V or etc. and enjoy them on a range of devices. You can also view them in either 3D or HD format for more entertainment.

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Hello and Good evening.. our teacher in AP make us a project of making a Music Video but i've got a problem of playing the MOV file in Wondershare Video Editor , yah it's playing but it pauses. when i've converted it into MP4 in wondershare video converter it plays still the same. what should i do? (sorry for the wrong grammar)
The issue above has been cleared completely after updating with the latest version (7.3.0) as suggested by your support team. Thanks for your help!
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I purchased a version 6.0.0 of wondershare video converter ultimate for widows. When I imported a quicktime file (.mov), I got audio only but no picture came on with it. It's pitch black. And now, when I tried on mac edition (trial version this time) it worked exactly fine. But I think it should be working on both editions. What can I do to avoid 'paying for another edition'?
yes, it has the watermark. If you want to remove the watermark, you need to register the software or use Wondershare Video Converter Free, which converts video without watermark.
ok i downloaded this converter it works good but why does it have the Wondershare logo in the middle of videos its stupid and annoying how do get them off my videos??
I would like to burn my quicktime videos from my iphone to a DVD to watch on a dvd player? Can this be done with Wondershare?
After you import your video file, you need to click the "Edit" button, go to "Crop" interface, click the rotation button in the toolbar.
How do I rotate my videos????!!!! When i click the rotate button, nothing happens. Im in the trial version.
Yeah, you can convert videos without watermark unless you buy it.