The WMV format is a compressed video file format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. Although WMV is the most frequently used format for saving media files, it's only accepted by several particular devices like Blackberry bold series etc. For other portable devices like Xbox, Nokia, PSP, WMV can't be accepted, nor the photo frame like Sony, Canon. For Mac OS X users, if you want to play or edit WMV files in iMovie or QuickTime on Mac OS X, you need to convert WMV to video formats supported by them just like MOV, MP4. Thus you need WMV converter for Mac/Windows.
Here give you two versions of AVI converter—Video Converter for Mac and Video Converter for Windows. They enable you to convert WMV files to MP4, AVI, FLV, MTS, MOV or any other popular videos and vice versa. The WMV converter even allows you to extract WMV to MP3, WMA or any other audio formats with ease.
You may need to use Video Converter for Mac/Windows to convert WMV videos to MP4, AVI, FLV, MTS, MOV and vice versa. There are some situations you need to solve the format incompatibility problems.
Convert WMV to MP4: You may either download from the Internet or share from PC, and want to play them on your portable players such as PSP. But you can't import them since WMV is not supported by these players.
Convert WMV to AVI: You may need to play WMV files on portable devices like Xbox and PSP but find them incompatible. Thus convert them to AVI to crack the format incompatibility.
Convert WMV to FLV: Want to share or upload WMV files on video sharing websites like YouTube and Google. Convert them to FLV first.
Convert WMV to MTS: Want to play WMV videos on digital photo frames such as on Sony, Canon, Panasonic but find them incompatible, so convert them to MTS.
Convert WMV to iPad/iPhone/iPod: Like Mac OS X, iPad also can't play WMV video natively. You must convert WMV to the formats supported by iPad to enjoy the big and clear screen.
Convert video to WMV: You may want to play videos in MP4, AVI, FLV, MTS, MOV formats on some WMV-based program. So convert them to WMV.
Convert WMV to QuickTime: drag WMV files either downloaded from Internet or shared from others who have PCs to QuickTime to find them incompatible for QuickTime.
Convert WMV to iMovie: You may want to edit WMV on Mac and iMovie is the best choice. But first, you have to convert WMV files to MOV so that you can import to iMovie.
Convert WMV to Final Cut Pro: Final Cut Pro is one more professional video editing software than iMovie. For the same reason, you need re-encode WMV to a Final Cut Pro supported format.
For Mac users, go to the detailed tutorials to convert WMV file for Mac by Video Converter for Mac. On the other hand, for Windows users, turn to how to convert WMV in Windows 8/7/XP/Vista with Video Converter here.