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How to Play Unsupported WMV files on Mac?

By Alicewang Subscribe to RSS | January 20th 2012 | Views:
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WMV is a multimedia container format that is used to encode the audio and video streams. It is a standard format that is developed by the Microsoft Corporation. It is inherently supported by the Windows operating system media player (Windows Media Player) because this format and platform are both developed by the same organization. WMV is designed to play audio and video contents without using any codec on the Windows platform. Mac operating system is the product of Apple Computers that is a competitor to Microsoft Windows’s platform. WMV files contain the restrictions applied by the developers to not to perform good across the platform. It includes the cross platform incompatibility.

Being a regular internet user from any of the platform, you may have numbers of the files downloaded that are in WMV format. The reason is that Windows is globally used platform by millions of users who often share these videos in the WMV format because it is their supported format. If you are a Mac user, and you download these WMV files from the different websites, and you want to play these files on the using Mac Quick Time media player, you cannot play these files because QuickTime media player does not recognize this format and cannot render these audio and video contents.

There are a number of solutions to play WMV on Mac, like you can install a media player that recognizes and plays these files without any conflict like VLC media player or Windows media player, but this solution has very limited application in playing different video formats. These applications may cause an extra overhead for the computer or for the users too. It may occupy processing and storage resources of the computer and may need extra time to install and manage these videos.

To play WMV on Mac you need to convert you videos to the supported format like MOV video format. MOV is a container format that is developed by the Apple computers and is inherently supported by the Mac Quick Time media player. Converting the videos from WMV to MOV is the most appropriate solution to play these unsupported or unrecognized video formats on the Mac operating system. It is also a reasonable solution because all the Mac media player applications support and play the MOV videos easily. It is a solution to manage the complexities of the WMV format and to overcome the compatibility issues of the files on the Mac operating system.

ISKYSOFT video convertor is the most suitable video convertor tool to perform the task of converting videos to playable formats. It is the best application tool that is effective in producing quality results for users to play WMV on Mac. It is capable of converting high definition videos to high definition videos in playable format. It produces high quality, and audio, video synchronization for the files to play best on any device using Mac operating system. After converting your videos, you can play videos of your choice on any Mac device using any of the application.

Alicewang - About Author:
Alice wang is a experienced writer in areas of software, such as wmv mac and wmv on mac and so on. If you want to know more details about this kind of software, please contact with me.

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