Top 4 WMV Players for Mac Options
WMV, i.e. Windows Media Video, is a popular video format, developed by Microsoft. However, Apple doesn't like Microsoft. So the official Apple QuickTime player doesn't support .wmv files natively. But you can install some plug-ins to add native support for playing WMV with QuickTime in Mac or turn to 3rd-party WMV player for Mac. Here, I'll introduce top 4 WMV players Mac to help you play WMV files in Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included).
NO 1: How to Play WMV in Mac: Video Converter for Mac
WMV are incompatible with Mac inherently. In order to play WMV in Mac freely and take full use of WMV files without any limitation, say, watch it in QuickTime, edit it in iMovie or FCP, import it to iTunes etc, you'd better convert WMV to Mac compatible supports for wide uses. To do it, you can use Video Converter for Mac, which lets you convert any video quickly, easily, and without any quality loss.
Step 1: Run this app and then import WMV files to this app by drag-and-drop.
Step 2: In the output format list, you can choose an output format according to your need.
Step 3: Hit Convert on the lower-right corner of the interface.
In this way, you can thoroughly solve WMV's incompatibility with Mac.
Also, you can refer to a video tutorial:
NO 2: WMV player for Mac: Wondershare Player
Wondershare Player is becoming more and more popular because of its wide audio/video format support, subtitle support and user-friendly interface. I personally believe this powerful player is a must-have app for Mac users obviously. You can not only use it to handle WMV files, but also other video formats that QuickTime fails to support natively.
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NO 3: WMV player for Mac: QuickTime + Flip4Mac
QuickTime Player 7 lovers find they can play WMV files without having any plug-in installed. Yeah, QuickTime Player 7 has the characteristics of better support for older codecs. So if you don't mind using the older version of QuickTime, it'll not a bad idea to install QuickTime Player 7 as your Mac WMV player.
NO 4 WMV player for Mac: Mplayer
Although MPlayer is not as popular as VLC, it is one of the most widely used video players among Mac users. It plays most MPEG/VOB, ASF/WMA/WMV, VIVO, QT/MOV/MP4, AVI, Ogg/OGM, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo and more.
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