Looking for a WMV player that plays WMV files? Here will show you all the WMV players for Mac and Windows. WMV videos are incompatible with Mac inherently. However, Microsoft has offered a Mac OS X version of WMV for Mac users, which is Flip4Mac. As for Windows users, Windows Media Player is the most familiar WMV player. However, if your WMV video isn't installed properly in the Windows Media Player, you need to download others. Luckily, there is a selection of alternatives to WMP. Some of the popular free players, include DivX, VLC, and RealPlayer. For Mac users, Microsoft has offered a Mac OS X version of WMV, which is Flip4Mac.
There are several WMV players for you to play WMV video on Mac and Windows. Check them now.
For Mac users, check the following methods to apply for WMV player to play WMV videos:
Video Converter for Mac allows you to play WMV in QuickTime with its built-in video player, , convert WMV to iPhone/iPad/iPod and Mac compatible video format for playback, and even allow you to edit converted WMV in iMovie.
Flip4Mac is a free QuickTime plug-in licensed by Microsoft, which allows WMV movies to be played through Apple's QuickTime Player.
But you are unable to use QuickTime X with Flip4mac WMV plug-in to convert WMV files. You can only play these Windows Media files.
VLC Media Player is a free player and compatible with Mac OS X. You are free to play your WMV videos on VLC player and make your videos look pretty good on it.
Mplayer is one of the most widely used video players among Mac users. It plays most WMA/WMV MPEG/VOB, ASF, VIVO, QT/MOV/MP4, AVI, Ogg/OGM, RealMedia and more.
For Windows users, apply for the next WMV player to play WMV on Windows:
Windows Media Player (WMP) is available for Windows operating systems. It supports Windows 8/7/Vista/XP. Just choose the download version according to your operating system. It can play WMV, WMA and other videos smoothly.
Video Converter features a built-in player to play WMV video on Windows. Plus, you can convert WMV files to any other video formats, vice versa. You can learn how to convert WMV in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP here. After converting, you can enjoy playing them on Windows freely.
VLC media player can play WMV files as well. It supports many audio and video compression methods and file formats, including DVD-Video, video CD and streaming protocols. However, it only supports 64-bit Windows system.