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07-07-2016, 11:45 AM
I came from the Windows world. Now I'm in the Mac world.

I have several .wmv files that won't play in QuickTime. I had Flip4Mac but I must have uninstalled it. This morning I downloaded it & started the install but found out that it's not free any more. So, I aborted the install. I read about VLC & it's free so, I downloaded it & installed it. I have several options in VLC for saving a converted .wmv file. I want a universal format that's playable on Windows & Mac & Linux. What are my options?

07-07-2016, 11:59 AM
If the conversion offers .mp4, not sure when it comes to .wmv files, give that a try. mp4 will play back on almost anything.

07-07-2016, 01:45 PM
I use Handbrake (https://handbrake.fr) to convert my video files, I didn't know vlc had that option.

08-05-2016, 06:02 AM
Handbrake? what is it?

08-05-2016, 08:09 AM
Handbrake? what is it?

It's a free app which can be downloaded from: https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

Make sure you download the 64bit version for Mac.

There are numerous tutorials on the web about how to use it. Mr Google should help with that.:D


08-05-2016, 08:13 AM

For now mp4 is the best choice for cross-platform, cross-device compatibility.