How to Convert WMV to QuickTime in Windows or Mac OS X Lion
It's a common situation that when dragging your WMV files either downloaded from Internet or shared from others who have PCs to QuickTime for playback or other reasons, you'll be informed WMV is not in a format that QuickTime player understands.
Yes, QuickTime only natively supports a few video codecs such as H.264 and MPEG-4, which WMV files aren't encoded with. Of course, you might also use codec components to extend QuickTime to import or play a variety of additional media formats such as WMV. However, you need to pay about $29.00 for WMV playback in QuickTime, but no WMV management with iTunes, and no sync to iPad etc.
Here, I strongly recommend you another way. Just convert WMV to QuickTime using a powerful yet easy-to-use tool: Wondershare Video Converter for Mac. It not only gives you the ability to handle WMV to QuickTime conversion, but also convert WMV to more popular formats with ease and efficiency so that you can make full use of WMV.
With the help of this WMV to QuickTime converter, you don't have to be a Pro about hard-to-understand video codec knowledge. For Mac users, just follow this step-by-step tutorial here to accomplish WMV to QuickTime conversion on any Mac running Mountain Lion, Lion etc.
Step 1. Import WMV files to this WMV to QuickTime converter Mac
After installing and running this WMV to QuickTime Video Converter for Mac, you need to import your WMV files. This smart app gives you two different options to do this. You can choose any one.
- 1.Go to "File"> "Load Media Files" to load the WMV files.
- 2.Directly drag one or more WMV files to this program.
Step 2. Choose an output format
As all know, QuickTime Movies is mainly in MOV format. So here, we can select MOV as the output format. Open the format pop-up list and choose MOV in "Video" option. Of course, you can also set video Resolution, Frame Rate, Bit Rate and Code etc. by clicking "Settings".
See Also: How to Convert WMV to MOV in Windows or Mac
Note: If you want to edit your videos before conversion, you can make full use of this app's amazing editing function.
Trimming: Setting the start and end time, you can trim any your wanted video clip. Cropping: Drag the rectangular window to select your wanted video area. Video Adjustment: Change Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Volume. Even make your video more personalized by adding effect like Gray, Old Film etc.
Step 3. Start WMV to QuickTime Mac conversion
When everything is done, you just need to hit "Convert" to convert WMV to QuickTime Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion included). After the conversion, you'll be surprised to find that you can drag the output files to QuickTime for playback without any trouble.