To use WMV files in Mac and iOS devices -- play WMV on QuickTime, sync those videos to iPhone or other Apple devices, edit the files in iMovie or Final Cut Pro and so on, WMV to MOV converter software is must-have.
Adoreshare Video Converter Genius is highly recommended to convert WMV files to QuickTime MOV videos. It supports more than 100 video and audio formats, such as converting MOV to WMV. There are 2 versions: one is for users who're using Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 and lower; one is for users who're using Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP and lower.
Actually, the steps of converting WMV to MOV on Mac and Windows are the same. Just download the right version according to your computer's operating system.
Run the program, and then drag your WMV files to the main interface, or click "Add" to select and import videos. This video converter program supports batch conversion so you can add multiple files at a time. Check the files you want to convert.
Go to the format list at the bottom. And then choose "MOV" under "Video" category as the output format.
Now you've come to the last step: simply click the "Convert" button on the lower right to start converting your WMV video files to QuickTime MOV. Wait for a moment. Just enjoy your movies.
WMV and MOV have a number of key differences. That's why sometimes you should convert WMV to MOV or vice versa.
|File Type||Windows Media Video||Apple QuickTime Movie|
|Glossary||Windows Media Video (WMV) is a file type which can contain video in one of several video compression formats developed by Microsoft.||MOV is a file extension used by the QuickTime-wrapped files. QuickTime Content (.mov, .qt), developed by Apple Computer, is a file format for storing and playing back movies with sound.|
|Features||Much smaller than other formats; but relatively low quality.||MOV files vary in file size based on the codec used to encode the file within them.|
|Programs that open files||It's used in online, streaming video and play on Windows Microsoft Windows Media Player.||It's used among users of Apple's Mac platform, like QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut Pro.|
|Pros||It's supported by all Windows PC, Windows mobile-powered devices like Xbox 360.||Fully compatible with all Mac/iOS-based apps and devices.|
|Cons||Need to install plugin such as Filp4Mac if you want to play WMV files on Mac, or convert WMV to MOV.||Need to install QuickTime plugin if you want to play MOV files on Windows PC.|