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MOV and WMV are the two main video formats for Mac and Windows, respectively. If you try to share some interesting MOV 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 or Windows.
In order to convert .MOV to .WMV, you have to get a professional video converter like iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac (or Video Converter Ultimate for Windows). This QuickTime MOV to WMV 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. What's more, this converter comes with an intuitive user interface, which allows even the most inexperienced users to start to convert QuickTime to WMV in no time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VLC player is a free player and compatile with both Mac OS X and Windows PC. With this free player installed on your Mac machine, you can directly import your WMV files to the player and play them without processing conversion steps.