As we know, WMV (Windows Media Video) is a Windows preferred format and isn’t supported by most Mac apps, including iTunes. To solve the problem in playing WMV in iTunes or other Apple products like iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV etc., you need to convert WMV to iTunes-compatible format first. Here I would like to share you with a quick-start guid on how to change WMV to iTunes files so you can play and share WMV files on Mac without any hassle.
To change the video format, you can adopt the Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (it also has an equivalent Windows version, get Windows here) for help. It provides you with intuitive interface, high conversion speed, and excellent output quality, giving you a pleasant conversion experience. If you just want to import WMV files to iTunes for syncing with your iPad Air, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple TV 3, there are optimized presets for you choice. I’ve had success using the smart app to change some VOB, MKV, and WMV files to a playable format for my iTunes and iPad Mini. The output video is very decent and see no difference compared to the original sources. Below are the simple steps to adjust WMV to iTunes friendly format on Mac OS X (Yosemite and Mavericks included).
The Steps: Converting WMV to iTunes Files on Mac
Step 1: Drag & drop WMV files to the program directly. Alternatively, you can click “Add File” or “Add Folder” button to choose the WMV files you want. If you want to save yourself time, you can add several files to do batch conversion.
Step 2: Next, go to the Format tray at the bottom, click Common Video and select H.264 Video(*.mp4) to set it as output format. If you would like to enjoy the output video files on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, go to “iPhone”, “iPad” iPod” or “Apple TV” tab in the format tray and select your target device to set it as output. The program also allows you to set the optimum resolution, bit rates, codecs, and other parameters as you want.
Step 3: Finally, simply convert the arrow-like “Convert” button to start converting WMV to iTunes MP4 videos.
After encoding process finished successfully, go into the destination directory and drop the converted files into iTunes or use the “Add to Library” option on the “File” menu. Once all this is done, sync your iOS device with iTunes and your videos will be ready to play anytime.
Additional Tips: If you have some movies on a Blu-ray or DVD and some downloaded movies formatted in MKV, VOB, WMV, AVI which is not in the iTunes supported list, you can get Brorsoft’s all-in-one app entilted iMedia Converter for Mac or Video Converter Ultimate (For Windows PCs) to finish all of your task in one place.