Fail to Play WMV on QuickTime? Reason and Solution

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Fail to Play WMV on QuickTime? Reason and Solution

Post by Admin on Tue Dec 13, 2016 1:03 am

WMV format isn't recognized by QuickTime?

WMV (Windows Media Video) owns very small size under the same visual quality, that's why it's very good to enjoy WMV videos online. If you have dozens of WMV movie files from the internet and Amazon store, and want to play these WMV videos on QuickTime, what can you do? Plus, WMV videos from Amazon are added with DRM encryption protection. It's really a headache and common situation.

It's pretty obvious that if you want to play WMV movie on QuickTime, or sync these videos to iOS devices, your need convert WMV to QuickTime playable formats.

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. as well as play DRM-protected WMV movies.

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Get The Best WMV to QuickTime Converter for Windows and Mac user

Here, I strongly recommend you another way. Just convert WMV to QuickTime using a powerful yet easy-to-use software: Hivimoore Video Converter Ultimate, support Windows and Mac version, that can convert common and DRM-protected WMV to QuickTime MOV in a few seconds with zero quality loss and 30x speed no matter you are an expert or a newbie. You don't have to be a professional guy who's very familiar with hard-to-understand codec knowledge. With this tool, you can finish the conversion by a few clicks. It's that easy!

Plus, 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, such as: create 3D movies for VR, encode video to H.265 4k MP4/MKV, and so on.

What's more, this best WMV to QuickTime MOV Converter owns various functions for you to get your perfect video like trimming the length of the video and adding watermark in the video. It's the best software you've ever seen. Do you prepare to experience this amazing software? Let's see how to convert WMV to QuickTime MOV together.

For Mac users, just follow this step-by-step tutorial here to accomplish WMV to QuickTime MOV conversion on any Mac running macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, etc.

Free download the program here and install it on your computer. If you're not satisfied with the default storage path, please select the one you like.



Steps to Convert WMV to QuickTime mov with highest quality and 30x speed

Step 1. Add WMV file to the program

Double click the program to open the main interface of the program. Click the "Add File" option to select the WMV file you want, or you can also directly drag and drop the WMV files into the program. Support add multiple WMV files at one time.

Note: The converter allows you to merge several WMV files into a new file.

Step 2. Choose MOV as QuickTime 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".

Step 3. Convert WMV to QuickTime MOV

With all efforts done, you can convert WMV to QuickTime MOV by clicking "Convert" button. In a short while, you can import the converted WMV movies to QuickTime for playing.

Extended Knowledge: How to watch WMV files on Mac Directly

Method 1. Convert WMV file to MOV with the Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.


Method 2. Install Flip4Mac Plugin on your Mac computer. This plugin, created by Telestream, allows you to import, export and play Windows Media video and audio files on your Mac.

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Method 3. Download VLC Media Player. This player handles almost any media format you throw at it. But please note that it's only a playback solution; it doesn't let you edit WMV files in QuickTime supported apps including iMovie and Final Cut Studio.

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That's all! Now you can play any common or DRM-protected WMV movies with QuickTime on Windows or Mac.

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