The Best Mac Multimedia Applications

How to import WMV to iMovie, iTunes and QuickTime on Mac

Posted on: May 22, 2009

wmv-converter-for-mac1. What’s WMV

Windows Media Video (WMV) is a compressed video file format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft.

WMV is also a container format. A WMV file is in most circumstances encapsulated in the Advanced Systems Format (ASF) container format. The file extension .WMV typically describes ASF files that use Windows Media Video codecs.

Although WMV is generally packed into the ASF container format, it can also be put into the AVI or Matroska container format. The resulting files claim the .AVI, or .MKV file extensions, respectively. WMV can be stored in an AVI file when using the WMV 9 Video Compression Manager (VCM) codec implementation.

Video quality of WMV. Microsoft claims that WMV 9 provides a compression ratio that is two times better than MPEG-4, and three times better than MPEG-2; Microsoft also claims that WMV 9 is 15–50% better than WMV 8 in terms of compression efficiency; One test report published in January 2005, however, showed that WMV 9 had worse compression efficiency than WMV 8.

2. Free WMV Player for Mac

Software that can play WMV files include Windows Media Player, GOM Player, ALLPlayer, The KMPlayer, PowerDVD, RealPlayer, MPlayer, VLC Media Player, Zoom Player and Media Player Classic.

For Mac users, the MPlayer and VLC Media Player are the best players to play WMV on Mac.

3.The Best WMV Converter for Mac

How to Convert WMV to MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, etc on Mac

For Mac users who wish to convert WMV to MP4, MOV MKV, 3GP, MPG, etc on Mac, who want to play WMV on iPod, iPhone, Sony PSP, Apple TV, iPod, BlackBerry, QuickTime, and any other players, please refer to this guide how to convert WMV to iPod, iPhone, PSP, QuickTime, Blackberry, etc on Mac.

How to Convert FLV, MKV, AVI, MOV, MPEG, HD videos, ect with WMV Converter for Mac

This Mac WMV Converter can be also regarded as the best Video Converter for Mac, MKV converter for Mac, AVI Converter for Mac, MOV Converter for Mac and so on, for it can convert all most all the video formats, such as convert FLV, MKV, AVI (DivX, XviD, etc.), MPEG (MPEG1, MPEG2, VCD, SVCD), MP4 (Mac Video to iPod, Mac Video to PSP, Video to MPEG4, H.263), 3GPP, 3GPP2, MOV, IFO, VOB, DAT, ASF to AVI (DivX, XviD, etc.), MP4 (Sony PSP, Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry, etc), 3GP, 3GP2, 3GPP, 3GPP2, QuickTime (MOV, QT), MPG, MKV on Mac OS.

How to extract audio from WMV, AVI, MP4, FLV, MOV, etc to MP3, WAV, M4A, etc on Mac

Sometime we also need to extract the audio from WMV video, that means convert the WMV to MP3, M4A, WAV, AC3, AAC, MKA, OGG, etc, this WMV Converter for Mac is also the best choice. Additionally, other video to audio conversion like FLV, MOV, MP4, MKV, AVI, MPEG, etc to MP3, M4A, WAV, AC3, AAC, MKA, OGG, etc are supported by this all-in-one Video Converter for Mac.

4.How to Edit WMV on Mac with iMovie

If you need to edit WMV using iMovie to make a creative movie on Mac, here is a helpful guide:

How to edit WMV video using iMovie on Mac.

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