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Top 5 Free and Best WMV Player for Mac and Windows


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Overview

We all know that WMV, a format developed by Microsoft for using on Windows platform and Windows-based media player or applications, is not natively supported by Mac default media player, QuickTime. So users will fail to play WMV on Mac.

There are three widely adopted solutions to this problem. Solution One is to install another WMV player to your Mac to replace the Mac default QuickTime player. Solution Two is use a video converter to convert the WMV to Mac QuickTime supported MOV, MP4, etc. Solution Three is to install some plug-in or codec to add WMV support to your Mac QuickTime. If you prefer Solution One among all three solutions, you will need to install another WMV player to your Mac. The following article just introduces top 5 WMV players for Mac and you can choose one from the 5 after comparing their respective Pros and Cons.

VLC Player

We must say that VLC is a free and good WMV player and many users choose VLC as there WMV player for Mac. See the Pros and Cons of VLC player below.

Pros:

  • It is free to download and free to use.
  • It supports to play about 40 popular file formats, including WMV.
  • It supports to stream files online as well as play the files stored on your computer.

Cons:

  • It can not play some specific video formats, like RealMedia format, and will fail to play some supported video formats.
  • It just functions as a media player, but lack other features may being provided by some other media players, like conversion function, edition function, etc.

iDealshare VideoGo

iDealshare VideoGo is a professional WMV player for Mac and any video player for Mac or Windows. It supports to play over 150 file formats on Mac and Windows. It supports to convert WMV to Mac QuickTime supported MOV, MP4, etc. It supports to edit WMV, MP4, MOV, MP3, etc on Mac or Windows. See the Pros and Cons of iDealshare VideoGo below.

Pros:

  • It supports to play WMV, MOV, MP4, RMVB, H.265, H.264, DVD, OGG, MP3, etc on Mac and Windows.
  • It converts any video format to another, including conversion from WMV to QuickTime MOV, MP4, etc.
  • It supports to edit any video format or audio format.
  • It has user-friendly interface, 100% clean working environment, stable performance.

Cons:

  • It lacks the function to burn video to CD or DVD.
  • It does not support to stream online videos directly from a URL.
  • Its video or audio editing feature may not be as powerful as a professional video or audio editor does.

RealPlayer

RealPlayer is another good WMV player for Mac. It also has the functions of video downloading and video converting. See the Pros and Cons of RealPlayer below.

Pros:

  • Directly play WMV on Mac or Windows without additional codec.
  • It can convert its supported video formats to your device supported one.
  • It can download online videos.

Cons:

  • It only supports to play limited file formats and does not support some popular file formats, like MKV, MTS, M2TS, WTV, FLAC, AAC, AC3, etc.
  • Its conversion and downloading features only supports some formats and websites.
  • Issues often happen when playing, converting or downloading its supported file formats or from its supported websites.

MPlayer

MPlayer is also a good, free and open WMV player for Mac. It also helps to play WMV or other supported files formats on Linux, and Microsoft Windows, other Unix-like systems as well as for macOS. See the Pros and Cons of RealPlayer below.

Pros:

  • It supports to play almost all popular video formats, audio formats as well as physical media ,like CD, DVD, Video CD, Blu-ray discs.
  • It supports to play online videos by copying and pasting online video URL to it.
  • Easy and smooth video playback.

Cons:

  • It may work slowly on old computers.
  • It is suitable for users who have a little more computer knowledge.

Avdshare Video Converter

Avdshare Video Converter can also work as a WMV player for Mac and Windows. It can also work as a video converter and video editor to help users to convert WMV or any other video format to any needed one or edit WMV or any other video format with many advanced video editing functions. See the Pros and Cons of Avdshare Video Converter below.

Pros:

  • It supports to play WMV and any other popular or unpopular video format on Mac or Windows.
  • It supports to convert any video format to or from WMV or to or from another video format.
  • It supports to edit WMV or other video formats to make any customized video file.

Cons:

  • It is a relatively new WMV player, converter and editor and so sometimes is unstable, but it is getting better and better and is believed to become a stable one in the near future.
  • It does not support to burn video to CD or DVD.

You can easily find the steps on how to play WMV on Mac on the WMV player official website that you choose. The following just lists the steps on how to Use the second WMV player - iDealshare VideoGo to play WMV on Mac.

Make Preparation: Free download the best WMV Player for Mac and Windows

Free download the powerful yet easy-to-use WMV Player for Mac and Windows Alternative- iDealshare VideoGo (Mac Version, Windows Version ), install and run it, the following main interface will pop up.

Tips: To convert WMV to QuickTime on Windows, please download the Windows version.

WMV to QuickTime MOV Converter Mac Version

Step 1 Import WMV file

Easily import the WMV file to iDealshare VideoGo by clicking the "Add file" button or by the drag and drop function.

Convert WMV to QuickTime MOV on Mac Yosemite

Play WMV file: Click the "Play" button to start your WMV file playback. You can also pause or replay, fast forward or fast backward the WMV playback at your choice.

Note: If you want to use iDealshare VideoGo function to convert WMV to Mac QuickTime supported MOV, MP4, etc, please refer to the following Step 2, Step 3 and Step 4

Step 2 Set MOV(QuickTime) as output video format

Click the drop-down button on the right side of the "Profile" to select QuickTime as the output format.

Step 3 Convert WMV to QuickTime format

Click the "Convert" button to start and complete converting the WMV to QuickTime.

Step 4 Play WMV in QuickTime

After converting the WMV to QuickTime video format, click the "Open Folder" button get the converted WMV video, and now you can play WMV in QuickTime on your Mac-based systems or play them back on your iPhone, iPod, iPad or iTunes.