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Part 1. What are WMV files?
Part 2. How to play WMV on Mac?
Part 3. How to use WMV Converter for Mac to convert WMV on Mac for free?
Part 1. What are WMV files? Part 2. How to play WMV on Mac? Part 3. How to use WMV Converter for Mac to convert WMV on Mac for free?
WMV format, WMV Converter for Mac Part 1. What are WMV files? Part 2. How to play WMV on Mac? Part 3. How to use WMV Converter for Mac to convert WMV on Mac for free? Part 1. What are WMV files? Windows Media Video (WMV) is a compressed video file format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. The original codec, known as WMV, was originally designed for Internet streaming applications, as a competitor to RealVideo. The other codecs, such as WMV Screen and WMV Image, cater for specialized content. Through standardization from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), WMV has gained adoption for physical-delivery formats such as HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc. It doesn't necessarily define the technology what it uses -- since version 7 (WMV7) Microsoft has used its own flavour of MPEG-4 video encoding technology (not very surprising, it's not compatible with other MPEG-4 technologies..). DivX ;-) video format is originally based on hacked WMV codec. Part 2. How to play WMV on Mac? Every new user of Mac ends up with a problem that he would not be able to play WMV videos on Mac. There are three players that allow you to play WMV files on your Mac. 1) Windows Media Player for Mac Windows Media Player 9 is available for Mac PCs but Microsoft no longer maintains or supports it. But the player is available for download at Microsoft’s Web Page. 2) Flip4Mac Microsoft has stopped maintaining WMP 9 for Mac but they have launched Flip4Mac which allows QuickTime Player to play WMV files. 3) VLC Media Player VLC is a media player like QuickTime and Windows Media Player and is a good alternative to the traditional media players as it is available for many platforms. But to use VLC to play WMV files you will have to use the Nightlybuilds version of VLC player. But be careful as these revisions can contain some errors. Part 3. How to use WMV Converter for Mac to convert WMV on Mac for free? • Step 1, Install and Run WMV Video Converter for Mac iSkysoft WMV Video Converter for Mac is a powerful and versatile Mac video converter software that can convert between all videos formats including avi, mov, trp, m2ts, mp4, etc. with super high quality. It can also extract audio from video and then convert audio to aac, mp3, ac3, etc. You can download it for free here: Intel Version>> Power PC Version>> To install it, simply mount the .dmg archive by double-clicking it, and copy the application to your applications folder (or wherever you want it). Part 3. How to use WMV Converter for Mac to convert WMV on Mac for free? • Step 2, Load WMV Video files Insert your videos from your Mac .Click the "Add files" button to load your videos. Part 3. How to use WMV Converter for Mac to convert WMV on Mac for free? • Step 3, Convert WMV to MP4, AVI, MPEG, etc on Mac OS X Before you convert WMV to other video formats, you need to select the output formats first. This mac video converter can convert video to all popular formats for ipod, iPhone, PSP, PS3, Cell Phone, Apple TV, Zune, Creative Zen, MP4 players and MP3 playesr and so on. If you don't know what formats your device supports, you can just select the format according to the device name. If you want to extract audio from MKV on Mac, you need to select the output format as MP3, AAC. Click here to learn more the functions of iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac. Part 3. How to use MKV Converter for Mac to convert MKV on Mac for free? If you just want freeware and low quality, I recommend VisualHub to convert MKV to MP4, AVI, etc on Mac. It can convert MKV to iPod Nano, convert MKV to iPod Classic, convert MKV to iPod touch , convert MKV to iPhone, convert MKV to Apple TV, convert MKV to Xbox 360, convert MKV to PSP, convert MKV to PS3, AVI, convert MKV to MP4, convert MKV to MPEG, convert MKV to Flash and convert MKV to WMV Techspanion(The developer of VisualHub) has closed shop and after an outcry from fans, VisualHub, the popular video converter on Mac OS X have now gone open source. It has got new name Film Redux. You can download its open source and built it by yourself. Here is a tutorial: How to build iSquint and VisualHub? That’s all. Now, we have converted MKV to iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod touch , iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, AVI, MP4, Quicktime, MPEG, Flash, WMV. Thanks
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