Thursday, July 13, 2017

Play WMV Files with VLC on Mac

What is a WMV file?

WMV stands for Windows Media Video. A .wmv file is a compressed video format that was developed by Microsoft for Internet streaming applications. Many of the videos and movies that are found online are in .wmv format. The Windows Media video can be opened and viewed with large majority of media player apps such as Windows Media Player, Real Player, MPlayer and also VLC media player. However, a lot of people reflects that they fail to play WMV with VLC on Mac. The following article will show you how to convert WMV files to VLC best compatible file formats for viewing on Mac.

Best tool to convert WMV files for VLC viewing on Mac

Here, you can easily fix VLC not playing WMV files on Mac issue with a powerful media conversion tool called Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, the program has full importing support for 4K/2K/HD/SD WMV files encoded with various different compression codec. Thanks to its batch conversion mode, you can load multiple WMV files at one time for conversion. With this powerful Mac conversion application, you can efficiently convert WMV files to VLC media player compatible file formats listed below:

Container formats: 3GP, ASF, AVI, DVR-MS, FLV, Matroska(MKV), MIDI, QuickTime File Format, MP4, Ogg, OGM, WAV, MPEG-2 (ES, PS, TS, PVA, MP3), AIFF, Raw audio, Raw DV, MXF, VOB, RM, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, CD Audio, DVB
Video format: Cinepak, Dirac, DV, H.263, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HuffYUV, Indeo 3, MJPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Part 2, RealVideo 3&4, Sorenson, Theora, VC-1, VP5, VP6, VP8, VP9, DNxHD, Prores and some WMV
Audio formats: AAC, AC3, ALAC, AMR, DTS, DV Audio, XM, FLAC, It, MACE, Mod, Monkey's Audio, MP3, Opus, PLS, QDM2/QDMC, RealAudio, Speex, SCreamtracker 3/S3M, TTA, Vorbis, WavPack, WMA (WMA 1/2, WMA 3 partially).

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Tips: To get better output video and audio quality, click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can flexibly choose or specify exactly the profile parameters including video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like.

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Step by Step to Convert WMV for VLC Playback on Mac

Step 1: Load WMV files into the program.

After the successful installation, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder" to load WMV files into the program.

Load WMV files

Tips: If you want to batch load multiple WMV files, make sure to store all your files in the same folder, then click "File" > "Add from folder" or press the "Add from Folder" button on the top tool bar to batch importing them into the program.

Step 2: Choose output file format.

Here, you can select to output one of VLC more compatible file format such as "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Output VLC more compatible file format

Step 3: Adjust output profile settings for VLC playback.

Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window to tweak the output profile parameter settings such as video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate, channels, etc as you like to get better output video and audio quality for VLC.

Step 4: Start the converting process.

After all setting is completed, hit right-bottom "Convert" button to convert MKV to VLC playable video and audio file formats.