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How to Convert WMV to MOV (Quicktime) On Mac/Win

This article shows you how to convert WMV to MOV(QuickTime) in Windows (Windows 8 supported) and Mac  (Mountain Lion included) as easily as possible. With the popularity of Windows PC and iOS devices, more and more people have to find a way to use files in WMV in Mac OS or iOS, or use Mac files in Windows without setbacks. That's because, generally speaking, Windows files can't be used directly in Mac including playing on QuickTime, organizing in iTunes, editing in iMovie or syncing to iPhone, iPod or iPad and vice versa.

To help you using WMV files in Mac and iOS, say, play WMV on QuickTime, sync WMV to iPad or other Apple devices, enhance the files in iMovie and so on, converting WMV to MOV(QuickTime) is a good solution. Here takes MOV for example. MOV uses a proprietary compression algorithm developed by Apple Computer and supports both Mac apps and Apple devices. To convert WMV video to MOV video, you are highly recommended using a professional Video Converter in Windows (Windows 8 supported) or Video Converter for Mac, both of which would be a great helper during the WMV to MOV(QuickTime) conversion.

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Here takes converting WMV format to MOV format in Windows (Windows 8 included) platform for example. This windows app has been upgraded, which can help you convert videos 30X faster without any quality loss.

1 Load WMV files to the WMV to MOV(QuickTime) converter

There are two options for you to add video files for converting:

  • Directly drag and drop the media files into the WMV video to MOV video converter
  • Go to "Convert" menu and then choose "Add Files"

Note: This app offers function of bacth conversion, you are allowed to convert several files in WMV files to MOV files at one go.

WMV to mov converter

2 Set MOV(QuickTime) as the output format

Go to "Format">"Video" in the drop-down format list on the right side of the main interface, then choose "MOV". If you are planning to transfer the converted files to your iOS devices like iPad, iPhone or iPod etc. you can choose the presets supplied by the professional Video Converter so that you needn't set the resolution, frame rate etc. by yourself. And the presets are contained in "Device">"Apple" category.

WMV to mov converter for mac

3 Start to convert WMV to MOV (Windows 8 included)

Hit on the "Convert" button and leave the WMV video to MOV video converter finish the rest automatically. In addition, if you are not satisfied your video, such as plan to cut the black edge or rotate the video etc., you can use the useful edit functions offered by the software. You can go to the User Guide of Video Converter to get more details.

If you wanna convert WMV to MOV Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion included), you can go to another step by step guide of Video Converter for Mac to get more info. This converter for Mac is also a professional yet easy-to-use Mac app enabling you to have a quick and efficient conversion.

Click to watch the video tutorial here.

See other related topics: convert MOV to MPG, convert MOV to FLV.

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Christine_Smith
I'm afraid you can't. You can just try to find the original video for use.
JanO
I converted my video not realizing it was a trial with a watermark. Can I just get my video back the way it was?
Christine_Smith
Hi, Darkstef, it's usually a few minutes of work. Can you play the file smoothly on your Mac? If yes, please kindly send your file to our support team to fix this problem asap. Best regards,
Darkstef
Conversion of 1 little file of 20MB is taking over 1/2 hour now and still nothing happens :P
Christine_Smith
Hi, Leo, yes, WMV is not a compatible video with DVD player or TV in most cases. Burn WMV to DVD is a good choice and can also be easily achieved with this program. But Mike's problem can also be that the created DVD from WMV files encountered playback problem. To avoid this, it's advisable to insert a suitable DVD disc fit for your DVD before burning. Generally, DVD-R is compatible with most DVD players or TV nowadays. For more knowledge about DVD disc, please check this tutorial. Best regards,
Heather
Is the trial version limited to a certain file size? I'm trying to convert a 6 minute wmv just to see if the software is worth purchasing and I keep getting an error between 6 and 22% into the conversion.
Leo
WMV is not a format for DVD, to play your videos on TV, why not directly burn your original new iPad video to DVD with this porgram mentioned above? User Guide
Michael
wow i am confused. i purchased the new i pad and have some very good video of my trip to europe when i returned i put this video on my computer [win 7] i burned this to a DVD but cannot watch it on my Tv as i think i need to change the formate from wmv to something else. I am very confused as to what i need to do. Can you please help Thank you Mike watson
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