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- However, for Mac users, it's a little bit head-scratching to play WMV with VLC on Mac OS X. In fact, VLC can't play the Windows Media Video on a Mac operating system. To fix the problem, you can convert WMV files to MOV for a change, which will fix your problems for MOV is highly compatible with VLC and Mac OS (El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks.
- VLC is free to use and it supports various audio and video compression. You can use VLC to convert videos on Mac (including macOS 10.14 Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, etc.) or Windows.
VLC Media Player is available on several popular platforms. This free and awesome player is readily available for Apple computer users. The software is freely available for Mac OS X systems. Different versions of the player is required for a different Mac OS X version and the VideoLAN team has got it.
VLC media player requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later. It runs on any Mac with a 64-bit Intel processor or an Apple Silicon chip. Previous devices are supported by older releases.
Note that the first generation of Intel-based Macs equipped with Core Solo or Core Duo processors is no longer supported. Please use version 2.0.10 linked below.
If you need help in finding the correct package matching your Mac's processor architecture, please see this official support document by Apple. You can also choose to install a Universal Binary.
Web browser plugin for Mac OS X
Support for NPAPI plugins was removed from all modern web browsers, so VLC's plugin is no longer maintained. The last version is 3.0.4 and can be found here. It will not receive any further updates.
Older versions of Mac OS X and VLC media player
We provide older releases for users who wish to deploy our software on legacy releases of Mac OS X. You can find recommendations for the respective operating system version below. Note that support ended for all releases listed below and hence they won't receive any further updates.
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Use VLC 2.2.8. Get it here.
Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
Use VLC 2.0.10. Get it for PowerPC or 32bit Intel.
Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later is required
Use VLC 0.9.10. Get it for PowerPC or Intel.
Mac Os Mojave Requirements
Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
QuickTime 6.5.2 or later is required
Use VLC 0.8.6i. Get it for PowerPC.
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Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
Use VLC 0.8.4a. Get it for PowerPC.
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah and 10.1 Puma
Use VLC 0.7.0. Get it for PowerPC.
WMV is a very popular video format developed by Microsoft. You can play WMV files in many media players like Media Player Classic, Real Player, MPlayer, Windows Media Player and many more. Besides, VLC Media Player can also play WMV files. However, for Mac users, it's a little bit head-scratching to play WMV with VLC on Mac OS X. In fact, VLC can't play the Windows Media Video on a Mac operating system. To fix the problem, you can convert WMV files to MOV for a change, which will fix your problems for MOV is highly compatible with VLC and Mac OS (El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion).
To convert WMV files to VLC compatible MOV format on Mac quickly and easily, EaseFab Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from WMV, AVI, VOB, MKV, MPG, MTS/M2TS, and more to QuickTime MOV format with fast encoding speed and excellent output quality. Here is how to do it.
How to Convert WMV to MOV for Playback with VLC on Mac
Step 21. Add WMV Files
After launching the program, your can directly drag and drop the WMV file into the program, or just click the 'Add Video' button at the bottom left corner of the program main interface to choose the WMV file and add to the program.
Step 2: Specify MOV as the output file format
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Click the 'Profile' drop down list to select 'MOV' from 'Commoon Video' category as the output format. If you want to convert MKV files to portable devices, this Mac app offers a variety of presets for iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV even apps like iMovie, FCP, Premiere and Avid.
Step 3. Begin the conversion
After you have selected the output format, you now click on 'Convert' button at the bottom of the program window to start converting your file. Your WMV video file will have been converted to MOV format where you can play using VLC media player in your Mac computer.
Can VLC play WMV files on Windows?
VLC Media Player is a multimedia player that plays almost all multimedia files including Audio, CDs, and DVDs. Although VLC media player cannot play WMV files on Mac OS, it can play the file in Windows Operating System. VLC supports many video, audio, and streaming formats. Windows Media Video formats uses codecs that works with Windows operating system, which makes it possible to play WMV files on Windows using VLC Media Player.
Windows Media Video format can be played by other media players on Windows such as Real player, MPlayer, Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic.VLC can also play incomplete video downloads with WMV format. It is capable of streaming and playing WMV video files over a network in windows computer.