Last week, I transferred my favorite movies to iPhone and wanted to play them on the go. However, when I started to play the video, the file was not recognized by iPhone. Firstly, I was shocked because I never met this situation before. Finally, I figure out it happened as the format of the movie files is WMV. Though WMV is wildely used and well compatible with Microsoft programs, it is not supported by Mac OS X, iPhone, iPod, iTunes, Apple TV, iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Instead, MP4 format is more widely compatible with almost all Apple portable devices, Android devices as well as Kindle Fire, PSP etc. That's why we need to convert WMV to MP4.
Video Converter is a highly recommended program. It enables you to convert movies form WMV to MP4 with high definition output quality and fast convesion speed. It also supports up to 150 video formats. Here is a full guide how to transfer WMV to MP4 within minutes!
Step 1 Download and Install Video Converter
If you are Windows users, press the left button to download the software. And right for Mac users. When the download and installment finishes, double click the icon to launch the program.
Step 2 Import WMV movies into the program
Click “Add Files” or drag and drop WMV files in the main window of the software. With its batch conversion feature, you can convert several videos into different formats at a time.
Step 3 Set the MP4 Output Format
In the left “Output Format” column, you can straightforwardly select the MP4 format, or you can choose the target device, the software will automatically select the format compatible with your device.
Step 4 Convert and Save the Files
Choose a position at the bottom of the interface to store the output files on Windows or Mac, then start conversion by clicking “Convert” button at the lower-right corner. The process will for one or several minutes, depending on the file quantity and quality. Once the process completes, the folder where saves the converted media files will open automatically.
After the conversion, we can:
1. Transfer and play WMV videos on iPhone, iPad and iPod.
2. Stream WMV movie to Apple TV and enjoy it with family and friends.
3. Shrink the size of .wmv file to mp4.
4. Play WMV videos on Kindle Fire and PSP.
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