How to Convert WMV to QuickTime MOV on Mac OS X El Capitan

“I have a lot of wmv files that I would like to convert to MOV files so that I can import to imovie. I have downloaded Flip4Mac (free Version), I have downloaded MPEG Streamclip but still can’t get it to convert. MPEG Streamclip seems to convert just the audio from the conversion. I would like to do this conversion with freeware but if I can’t then I will buy what I need but I would like to know it will work before I have to buy it. I am still a novice with Mac computers but a step by step instruction would really help me.”

WMV is a compression format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft, its is used primarily on Windows operating systems and devices. However, WMV has very poor compatibility with Mac system, it will be hard for you to play WMV files with QuickTime, import and edit WMV files with iMovie on Mac. Fortunately, you can convert WMV to QuickTime mov, which represents the WMV’s counterpart on the Mac.

There are hundreds of application can perform the conversion from WMV to QuickTime MOV on Mac. Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is the award winning application that’s able to convert WMV to QuickTime MOV with perfect output quality and super fast conversion speed. The recently upgraded version works brilliantly on Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, etc. 

Besides WMV files, the program is also capable of decoding other file formats such as MPGYouTube videoMXFXAVC,H.265, etc. For converting Blu-ray/DVD to QuickTime MOV on Mac, you can seek help from Pavtube BDMagic for Mac/Pavtube DVDAid for Mac


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How to Convert MPG to QuickTime MOV on Mac El Capitan?

Step 1: Load WMV files to the program.
Click on “File” located on the top menu bar, from its drop-down options, select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to add WMV files to the program. This application supports batch conversion, so you can add more than one file at a time.

Step 2: Select “MOV-QuickTime (* mov)” as the output format.
Go the “Format” bar in the bottom of the program main interface, to convert WMV to QuickTime for playback, go to select “Common Video” > “MOV-QuickTime (* mov)” as the output file format.

Step 3: Start WMV to QuickTime MOV Conversion on Mac.
After all the settings is completed, click the “Convert” button to start the conversion. 

When the conversion is completed, you will get no problems to play WMV files on Mac with QuickTime Player or import and edit with iMovie.

Other software from Pavtube Studio such as Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac and Pavtube iMedia Converter for Macalso has the capability to convert WMV to QuickTime MOV on Mac.(El Capitan included)

Further Reading:

How to open and play MKV files in QuickTime on Mac smoothly?
How to Convert and Play BDMV Files to QuickTime on Mac?
Why Can’t AVI Format Video Files Play on QuickTime Player?
Ingest NX500 4K H.265/HEVC to QuickTime for Playing
How to Play XC10 4K MXF on QuickTime?

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