Convert WMV to iPhone on Mac
Learn how to convert WMV to iPhone MP4 on Mac OS (iPhone 5 included)
Got lots of WMV videos you'd like to watch on your iPhone mobile device? With the right software you'll be able to easily convert WMV to iPhone MP4 video on Mac, including Mac OS 10.7 Lion. The right software is the iPhone Video Converter for Mac from iFunia. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to convert .WMV to iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 on Mac OS X. Let's go through the easy steps.
Step 1 Download iPhone Video Converter for Mac
Free download iPhone Video Converter for Mac (Intel only). To install it, simply mount the .dmg archive by double-clicking it, and copy the application to your applications folder (or wherever you want).
Step 2 Add WMV video files
After you launch the Mac iPhone video converter, click the "Add Files." button to add WMV video files to the WMV to iPhone Mac converter. This iPhone video converter for Mac supports drag-drop and batch conversion, so you can import and convert several multimedia files at a time.
Step 3 Select output profile
After you add WMV to iPhone video converter, you can select your preferred iPhone preset. In the lower part of the window, select a iPhone MP4 output format from the dropdown menu and specify a directory on your computer to save the output files. These MP4 output video will also be supported by the latest iPhone 3G S.
You can also change the Resolution, Encoder, Bit rate and Frame rate to get the best quality of WMV video on iPhone. The size of the iPhone file depends a lot on these settings.
Step 4 Start WMV to iPhone video Conversion
After all the settings, just click 'Start' to convert WMV to iPhone video on Mac OS. After a few minutes waiting, you can play the converted WMV files on your iPhone, iPhone 4 or iPhone 5.
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).
Play WMV on Mac(Snow Leopard included)
It is possible to play WMV on a Mac. OS X does not come with any software that can play wmv files, but there is software you can download to get the job done. Two of the most common choices for playing wmv videos on a Mac are: VLC and Flip4Mac.
- VLC Media Player
The VLC Media Player for Mac is a free, cross-platform media player like Quicktime and Windows Media Player. It supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codes. It can handle FLV, WMV and VOB files to name a few.
Since Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows Media Player for Mac, they have made the Flip4Mac program available in its wake. Flip4Mac is a program offered by Microsoft and Telestream that gives Quicktime the power to play WMV videos. You can download Flip4Mac from Microsoft’s website.