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How to Play MOV files in Windows Media Player


Windows Media Player is a popular video playback program on Windows. This program allows the user burn new CDs, rip music from their existing CDs, and playback kinds of audio and video files from their computer successfully. However, some users complained Windows Media Player unable to play MOV format video files properly. Let's look at some MOV to Windows Media Player unplayable issues:

Q1: "Hi, all, I got a couple of .mov video files which I want to play with Windows Media Player. My issue is that the mxf format is not compatible with WMP."

Q2: "I'm trying to play some .mov movies in Windows Media Player, but it doesn't support MOV files, how do I convert the files into and acceptable file? Does Windows Media Player hold MOV formatted files?"

In fact, Windows media player is capable of playing many types of media, but MOV is not included. So if you have a number of MOV movies(downloaded from online, exported from FCP, output from QuickTime...) and want to play these MOV files in Windows Media Player you will need to convert MOV to Windows Media Player highly compatible format in advance. Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is a just a common video converter like Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate.

It works as a professional MOV utility for Windows users that can transcode MOV files to WMV for playing MOV files on Windows Media Player easily. What's more, it can also transcode MOV to MPEG-2, AVI, MP4 and more file types for editing with Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas/Pinnacle Studio; playing with iTunes or portable devices with ease. In addition to convert MOV files, the MOV conversion tool can also edit MOV files like trim, crop, merge, add water mark, and attach subtitles and more. Below is the detailed guide to show you how to convert MOV files for Windows Media Player.


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Tutorial: Converting MOV to Windows Media Player Compatible formats

Step 1. Add MOV videos

Run the best MOV to Windows Media Player converter. Click "Add file" button, browse and load .MOV files to the converter.


Step 2. Choose output format

Click the Format menu, select Windows Media Player friendly format as your output video format. There, you can take WMV as your output video format. If you prefer high definition videos, move your mouse pointer to "HD Video" and then choose HD WMV.


Tips: Edit your MOV videos(optional)

The MOV Converter allows basic editing of your MOV videos. Click "Trim" button to clip unwanted video parts. Click "Crop" button to crop unwanted video area. Click "Effect" to add effect to you video like adding watermark, adjust video image.

Step 3. Start the convesion

Click "Convert" button to start converting MOV to Windows Media Player compatible format.

When the conversion is completed, click "Open" to fast locate the converted MOV clips. Now you can easily get the converted MOV files for playing with Windows Media Player on Windows. Just enjoy.

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