MOV and WMV are the two main video formats for Mac and Windows, respectively. If you try to share some interesting movies on Mac with your Windows friends, you will come to know that Windows Media Player cannot play MOV files. Also, some video sharing sites doesn't accept MOV files. In these cases, you will need to convert MOV to WMV first. This article will show you how to convert MOV and play WMV video on Mac.
In order to convert .MOV to .WMV, you have to get a professional video converter like iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac and Video Converter Ultimate for Windows. These video converter programs allows you to convert any video formats in a few clicks without any quality loss. The converted WMV files can be played, edited and shared effortlessly in Windows.
If you are only interested in learning how to play WMV files on Mac, you can skip to the third part for detailed instructions. In this part, we will focus on how to use iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac to convert MOV files. iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac comes with an intuitive user interface, which allows even the most inexperienced users to start converting video in no time. Apart from converting MOV to WMV files, it also supports a variety of other popular media formats. Try it now.
Import MOV Files to Video Converter Mac
You can opt for the manual way of adding files by choosing "FIle" > "Load Media Files". The more intuitive way is to use the drag-and-drop functionality to import files. The converter lets you add multiple MOV files at a time and convert them in batch.
Select WMV as Output Format
From the Video format list, select "WMV" as the output format. Before proceeding to convert the MOV video, you can edit your video and apply some cool affects to your video. All starts from clicking the Edit button on the right of the item bar.
Start Converting MOV to WMV on Mac
Press the "Convert" button to get the conversion started. In a couple of minutes, the conversion will be completed. If you have added several conversion tasks, it may take a while. But you can let the converter power off your computer when it is done.
This wonderful MOV to WMV for Mac converter is fully compatible with Apple Mac OS X, including Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Mac OS X Mavericks etc.
If you're a Windows user and have received MOV files from Mac users, you can also easily convert MOV to WMV on your PC by using Video Converter Ultimate for Windows. It takes steps almost the same as the Mac version. See below.
1. Add MOV Files to Video Converter Ultimate Program
After downloading and installing Video Converter Ultimate on your PC, run the converter and go to "Convert" tab. Click "Add Files" button to select MOV files from your local folder, or drag your media files to the program directly.
2. Select WMV as Output Format
Go to "Output Format" tab on the right side of the program and click the small down arrow to get drop-down format list. Select "WMV" as the output format. In the lower right corner, click "Setting" button to adjust the bit rate, resolution or other parameters if you need.
3. Specify a Directory for WMV Files and Start Conversion
Click the "..." button at the bottom toolbar to specify a directory for the output WMV files, or the default folder will be used. Then click the "Convert" button to start "MOV to WMV" conversion in Windows. When finished, click the Open Folder button to play or edit your WMV files.
To play WMV files on Mac, you can install Flip4Mac, a QuickTime component that enables QuickTime to play WMV on Mac. But if you want more advanced feature like video conversion, you will need to pay $49.00. Compared to that, iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac is obviously a better choice.