What is WMV
WMV is abbreviation for Windows Media Video. This is a format developed by Microsoft for Internet streaming and watching videos on a personal computer. Windows Media Video files are basically ASF (Advanced Systems Format) files that include audio, video or both, compressed with WMA (Windows Media Audio) and WMV (Windows Media Video) codecs.
This type of video can be played on a computer or on portable media players. The most beneficial feature of WMV is that this format allows large video files to be compressed, while the rich quality of the video is kept. Thanks to video compression inside this format, movies and other video programs can be easily viewed on a PC.
How to play WMV on Mac
Download and install
Download free Elmedia Player from this page and install this WMV player for Mac by dragging the APP file to your Applications folder. Then launch the application.
Follow the simple steps offered by Media Player OS X setup (e.g. updating the plugins needed for playback of some files on your Mac). In order to play WMV on Mac updating Flip4Mac™ plugin is enough, but we would recommend you updating all offered plugins in case you decide to play other file types too.
Now you can add the WMV files you'd like to play to Elmedia Player's library the following ways:
* - Drag the selected WMV files to the app window or onto its icon in the dock.
* - Right-click a WMV file in Finder and select "Open With" option. Then choose Elmedia Player as an app which will play this file.
* - Choose "File" from Elmedia Player's Main menu -> "Add to Library".