WMV stands for Windows Media Video. It is developed and controlled by Microsoft for Internet streaming and watching videos on a personal computer. Sometimes it’s not an easy thing to play WMV movies on Mac with Apple’s QuickTime player. That is because of the competitive relation between Windows and Mac. And the two will never fully get along.
Playing WMV (Windows Media Video) on Mac needs the corresponding component for your QuickTime player. So the best way is to fine an alternative tool. Here we recommend the Aurora free WMV Player for Mac to you. Although, this Mac WMV player is not the only choice and there are also tools like VLC, Flip4Mac Component for Mac, etc. We still recommend the Aurora Blu-ray Player because it can not only play WMV file on Mac directly, but also be used as a powerful Blu-ray decryption tool.
The most important is that this free WMV Player for Mac is an all-in-one Mac Media Player. It means you can play Blu-ray disc, ISO, DVD, Video CD, WMV, FLV, RMVB, etc. on Mac OS X directly and smoothly without any other third party plug-ins. Below I will show you how to play WMV files on Mac easily.
1. Download and install
Download free WMV Player for Mac and install it by dragging the APP file to your Applications folder. Then launch the application.
2. Play files
Now you can load the WMV files you'd like to play to the player the following ways:
- Drag the WMV files to the app window or onto its icon in the dock.
- Right-click a WMV file in Finder, select "Open With" option then choose Aurora Blu-ray Player.
- Choose "File" from Main menu -> "Open File". (”Open URL” allows you to play online WMVs).
Now you can enjoy WMV files on Mac with no hassle! Besides the WMV movies, you can also play various file types: Blu-ray, DVD, FLV, RM, MOV, MP4, AVI, MP3, WMA, etc.