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 computer.
- Part 1. How to Convert QuickTime MOV to WMV on Mac OS X
- Part 2. How to Convert QuickTime MOV to WMV on Windows10/8/7/XP/Vista
Part 1. How to Convert QuickTime MOV to WMV on Mac OS X (10.11 El Capitan Included)
In order to convert .mov to .wmv, you have to get a professional MOV to WMV video converter like iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe. 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.
Convert QuickTime MOV videos to WMV with simple clicks.
- Convert MOV to WMV, MP4, FLV, 3GP, AVI or any format with ease.
- Edit MOV videos before converting to WMV. You can crop and trim your video, or add effects, watermarks and subtitles to your video.
- Merge several MOV videos into one WMV file.
- Download online videos from websites, like YouTube, Vevo, Vimeo, etc.
- Burn MOV or WMV videos to DVD.
- Perfectly compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 and later.
3 Simple Steps to Convert MOV to WMV on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan
It's important to frequently check and clean up your download, movie and music folders. Most download files aren't needed or used after some time. You can move the downloaded files to an external hard drive or the Documents folder. Before cleaning up the contents, organize the space by Date Last Opened or Date Modified. This will help you locate files that haven't been used much since their download.
Step 1. 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.
Step 2. 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.
Step 3: 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.
Video Tutorial on How to Convert QuickTime MOV to WMV
Part 2. How to Convert QuickTime MOV to WMV on Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista
If you're a Windows user and have received MOV files from Mac users, you can also easily convert MOV to WMV on your Windows computer by using QuickTime to WMV Video Converter for Windows. If you want, this software also enables you to burn videos to DVD. Now you can act as the following tutorial to convert MOV to WMV as you need.
Easy Steps to Convert MOV to WMV on Windows PC
Step 1. Add MOV Files to iMedia Converter Deluxe Program
After downloading and installing MOV to WMV Converter for Windows 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.
Step 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.
Step 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.
Optional: Online MOV to WMV Converter
You can also try online video converter to convert your MOV videos to WMV, if you don't want to install a computer program. Try it below:
Note: Because the online tool doesn't support "https", so if the content below was blank, please manually click the "Shield" icon on the right of your browser address bar to load the script. This action is secure without any harm to your data or computer.
Tips: How to Play WMV Videos on Mac
#1: Play WMV on Mac with Flip4Mac
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.
#2: Play WMV on Mac with VLC Player
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.