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Play WMV Files

The WMV files are widely supported by many multimedia players such as Windows Media Player, KMPlayer, Winamp and etc. If your player can't play WMV files, check the solutions below.

Import & Edit WMV Files

If you're a Mac user, you may often feel a headache to deal with WMV format, including editing them with Final Cut Pro and iMovie. Now you can follow the tips below to solve this problem.

Compatible Facts with WMV files

The WMV file is playable by Blu-ray players and HD DVD players. However, WMV is played by Windows Media Player version 8. All the other versions may require the separate installation of the required codecs for the WMV video file to play properly.


Since WMV is a Microsoft-based video format, it is not very popular among Apple users. Many errors and compatibility issues are expected to arise when working with WMV on a Macintosh machine or any of the portable Apple devices. However, there are workarounds to the problem, such as using an entirely different media player other than QuickTime. Converting the file into a more compatible file format is recommended as well. Linux users and those who are using other platforms may not be able to play WMV files at all.

There are many occasions where you need to convert WMV format to others and below are some instances:

Programs that open VOB files

Windows version

  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player
  • Mplayer
  • DivX Player
  • Real Player
  • GOM Media Player
  • KMPlayer
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Media Player Classic
  • CyberLink PowerDVD 14
  • Format Factory
  • SUPER
  • Freemake Video Converter

Program(s) that open VOB files

Mac version

  • VideoLAN VLC Media Player
  • Media Player Classic
  • KMPlayer
  • DivX Player
  • Mplayer
  • Adobe Premiere
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