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Play WMV on Mac
June 17, 2011Posted by on
How to play WMV on your new Mac
“Recently, I made the switch from PC to Mac .Everything is great, but one thing I am missing is WMV video. Is there a way to play WMV video on an Apple Mac?” one of my dear friends told to me.
It is possible to play Windows Media Video files (wmv) on a Mac. As we know OS X does not come with any software that can play wmv files, but there is software you can download to get the job done. Today I want to introduce four of the most common choices for playing wmv videos on a Mac(one of them need to convert wmv at first).
1. Windows Media Player for Mac
You can download the software at Apple’s website.
Windows Media Player for Mac OS X 9.0
Sporting a new brushed steel skin for Apple’s newest operating system, this new version of our player opens the world of Windows Media 9 content to Macintosh users, enabling them to access the best audio and video on the Web. New plug-in support added for Internet Explorer, Netscape, and Safari enables playback of Windows Media files right from the browser.
You can download Flip4Mac from Microsoft’s website.
Flip4Mac Home Page
Flip4Mac WMV Components allow you to import, export and play Windows Media video and audio files on your Mac. Flip4Mac WMV export components can be used with QuickTime Pro, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and iMovie 06 (iMovie ’08 and ’09 not supported).
3. VLC media player
You can download VLC media player from softonic.com
VLC media player download
VLC is a media player like Quicktime and Windows Media Player. Many view VLC is a good alternative to the these traditional media players because VLC is available for many different operating systems and is an open source software project that is supported by many dedicated programmers across the world.
Users can now get frame-by-frame advancement, granular speed controls allowing for on-the-fly slower or faster playback, and live recording of streaming video. The toolbars are fully customizable, so you can have only the buttons you need in the interface, there’s AirTunes streaming, and there’s better integration in Gtk environments. Along with the improvements, VLC continues to offer robust support for a wide range of video and audio formats, including OGG, MP2, MP3, MP4, DivX, HD codecs like AES3, Raw Dirac, and even support for playing back zipped files.
4. WMV converter for windows
You can download wondershare video converter from Wondershare’s website
WMV converter download
This Video Converter Ultimate is an All-in-one Video & DVD solution for assisting you to convert videos/audios among formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, MPG etc., so it is easy to convert wmv to mov then enjoy your wmv on your new Mac.