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VLC Won't Play WMV Videos on Mac? Resolved

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WMV is a very popular video format developed by Microsoft. You can play WMV files in many media players like Media Player Classic, Real Player, MPlayer, Windows Media Player and many more. Besides, VLC Media Player can also play WMV files. However, for Mac users, it's a little bit head-scratching to play WMV with VLC on Mac OS X. In fact, VLC can't play the Windows Media Video on a Mac operating system. To fix the problem, you can convert WMV files to MOV for a change, which will fix your problems for MOV is highly compatible with VLC and Mac OS (El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion).

To convert WMV files to VLC compatible MOV format on Mac quickly and easily, EaseFab Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from WMV, AVI, VOB, MKV, MPG, MTS/M2TS, and more to QuickTime MOV format with fast encoding speed and excellent output quality. Here is how to do it.

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How to Convert WMV to MOV for Playback with VLC on Mac

Step 21. Add WMV Files

After launching the program, your can directly drag and drop the WMV file into the program, or just click the "Add Video" button at the bottom left corner of the program main interface to choose the WMV file and add to the program.

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Step 2: Specify MOV as the output file format

Click the "Profile" drop down list to select "MOV" from "Commoon Video" category as the output format. If you want to convert MKV files to portable devices, this Mac app offers a variety of presets for iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV even apps like iMovie, FCP, Premiere and Avid.

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Step 3. Begin the conversion

After you have selected the output format, you now click on "Convert" button at the bottom of the program window to start converting your file. Your WMV video file will have been converted to MOV format where you can play using VLC media player in your Mac computer.

Can VLC play WMV files on Windows?

VLC Media Player is a multimedia player that plays almost all multimedia files including Audio, CDs, and DVDs. Although VLC media player cannot play WMV files on Mac OS, it can play the file in Windows Operating System. VLC supports many video, audio, and streaming formats. Windows Media Video formats uses codecs that works with Windows operating system, which makes it possible to play WMV files on Windows using VLC Media Player.

Windows Media Video format can be played by other media players on Windows such as Real player, MPlayer, Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic.VLC can also play incomplete video downloads with WMV format. It is capable of streaming and playing WMV video files over a network in windows computer.