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How to Play WMV on Android Supported Devices

“I got a new Android phone days ago and so far it has been great. This afternoon I tried to play WMV on Android but it can't work. I downloaded some apps but got no luck. Am I missing codecs or is there some other problem?”

Even the Jesus phone can't open any WMV files. WMV is a format intended to be used with Windows Media Player, which of course, is not a part of an Android OS. To solve this problem, the first thing you have to do is to have a look at the video formats supported by Android based devices.

Why do Users Need to Convert WMV to Android?

Android devices support videos in H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP and VP8. Different formats may depend on what Android version the device is using. However, for most of the Android devices like Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC One M10, etc, only the above two formats are available. As you may have noticed, the Android system doesn't support the playback of WMV files, which means you have to convert WMV to the above formats for the purpose to play WMV files on android.

Format incompatibility is the crux of the problem, clear enough. But how to solve this problem with WMV playback on Android? As a matter of fact, to convert WMV to Android-based Samsung, HTC, Huawei, etc can be realized standing on its head for the WMV to Android converter named MacX Video Converter Pro. As a WMV to Android converter enjoying great popularity, this video converter for Android offers strong WMV to Android converting ability, supporting converting WMV to any device running on Android operating system, be it Samsung Galaxy S7/6/5, HTC One M10, Galaxy Note 5, Amazon Kindle Fire, Huawei Pad, etc with 32 faster speed with no quality loss.

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How to Play WMV on Android with this WMV to Android Converter?

Load WMV Video

Step 1: Input WMV Files

Free download this WMV to Android converter on Mac and run it. Directly drag your WMV video files to the software, or click "Add File" button to load the files you want to play on Android.

Step 2: Select Output Format

To convert your WMV video to Android, choose one of the formats from the Android Pad or Android Mobile Category and specify the Android device you want to convert to.

Tips: Besides the fast WMV to Android conversion, the video converter also helps to convert HD videos like MKV, MTS, M2TS, AVCHD to 359 devices, including not only Android phones and tablets, but also the latest Apple gadgets like iPad Air, iPad Mini with Retina, iPhone 5S/5C, etc.

Choose MKV Output Format

Step 3: Choose the Output Folder

Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "Browse" button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4: Start to Convert

After the above steps, click the "RUN" button to start converting WMV to Android on your Mac. The whole conversion is 32X faster with no quality loss.

Note: In addition to the ability to allow users to watch WMV on android, MacX Video Converter Pro has another major feature which should be paid attention to, namely, downloading YouTube videos. With this feature, you can download any movies, music videos, and even such most popular videos as world cup videos, world cup theme songs and etc to your Android supported devices and other mobile devices.

Author: Candice Liu | Updated on Dec 6, 2018

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