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Top 4 WMV Players for Mac Options

A Windows Media Video file (WMV), is a popular video format developed by Microsoft. However, Apple PCs or devices won't be able to playback or support Microsoft's native file format. Hence, the failure of Apple's QuickTime player in playing back the .wmv files. However, you can install some plug-ins to add native support for the WMV file on your QuickTime in Mac, or simply look up for alternative 3rd-party WMV players for Mac. Here, I'll introduce the top 4 WMV players for Mac to help you playback the WMV files in Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included).

NO 1: How to Play WMV in Mac: Video Converter for Mac

The WMV file are inherently incompatible with Mac PCs. In order to play an WMV file in Mac and take full advantage of the WMV files without any limitation (i.e. to watch it on QuickTime, edit it in iMovie or FCP, import it to iTunes or etc.), you'd better convert the WMV file to a Mac-compatible file format. To do it, you can try out the Video Converter for Mac. It helps you to convert any video up to 30X faster and without quality loss.

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Step 1: Run this software and then import your WMV files onto the interface by convenient drag-and-drop feature.

Step 2: In the Output Format list, you can choose an output format according to your playback preference.

Step 3: Hit Convert on the bottom-right corner of the interface.

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You can thoroughly solve the WMV files incompatibility with Mac using this ultimate video converter. 

For more details, you can also refer to the video tutorial below:

NO 2: WMV player for Mac: Wondershare Player

The Wondershare Player is becoming more and more popular because of its wide audio and video format support, user-friendly interface as well as sleek and intuitive design. I personally believe this powerful player is a must-have software. Besides the WMV files, it also supports and playbacks other video formats that QuickTime fails to support natively.

Download the WMV player Mac here:

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NO 3: WMV player for Mac: QuickTime + Flip4Mac

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The enthusiasts of QuickTime Player 7 will find out that they can playback the WMV files without having any plug-in installed. Yeah, QuickTime Player 7 has better supports for codecs. So if you don't mind using the older version of QuickTime, it's not a bad idea afterall to install QuickTime Player 7 as your Mac WMV player.

NO 4: WMV player for Mac - MPlayer

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Although the MPlayer is not as popular as VLC, it is one of the most widely used video players among Mac users. It supports most of the MPEG/VOB, ASF/WMA/WMV, VIVO, QT/MOV/MP4, AVI, Ogg/OGM, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo and much more.

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