WMV (Windows Media Player) is a known to all file type developed by Microsoft. However, you cannot just drag a WMV file into QuickTime on Mac, and what you’ll get is a screen keeping staying black.
You have to face the WMV playback failure but never bend your knees. You can still use QuickTime replacements or alternatives to play WMV files.
Part I. Top 4 Free WMV Players for Mac
1. Free WMV Player - VLC
The cross-platform player VLC can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux operating system. Almost all kinds of media files can be thrown to it for playback.
2. QuickTime + Flip4Mac
With Flip4Mac installed on your Mac, you can play Windows Media files like WMV and WMA with QuickTime or a web browser.
In addition to VLC and QuickTime component Flip4Mac, you can watch WMV files on an all in one player - MPlayerX, which supports MKV, M4V, M4A, FLAC, FLASH, AVI, APE, WMV, WAV, RM, MP4, MOV, etc.
What is the next WMV player for Mac? Here we have DivX which featuring high quality video playback up to 4K! Amazing! It delivers movies, TV shows and web videos in Internet’s most popular formats. With DivX downloaded to your Mac, you’re able to play AVI, DIVX, MKV, MP4, WMV, etc.
Part II. Convert WMV to Mac Compatible Format
Though there are bunches of WMV players out there, you’re still recommended to convert WMV to the format compatible with QuickTime or the media player on your Mac or for other purposes like editing in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, sync between devices, etc. All these purposes can be achieved with a WMV video converter for Mac - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Import WMV files
Open up WMV video converter for Mac and click “File” to add WMV videos to it for later conversion.
Step 2. Pick the right output format
Step 3. Convert WMV on Mac
Click on “Convert” to start WMV conversion.