Top 3 Efficient Ways to Play WMV on iPhone by Converting WMV for iPhone

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Top 3 Efficient Ways to Play WMV on iPhone by Converting WMV for iPhone

It is well-known that WMV is the native video format on Windows PCs; however, Apple did not introduce the codec of WMV into iPhone devices. So, if you want to play WMV on iPhone, you have to convert it to iPhone supported video formats. It sounds a bit complicated, right? The trick is that if you get the proper tool you can achieve the job simply and quickly. First of all, let’s talk about what video formats iPhone can play. MP4 is the most popular video codec and available to iPhone, though it is a compressed multimedia format. And if your iPhone contains a lot of storage space, converting WMV to lossless video formats, such as AVI. Anyway, we will show you how to play WMV on iPhone smoothly in this tutorial.

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Part 1: Convert WMV to iPhone on Windows

AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate is one of the best video converting software on market. The biggest benefit is that it integrates the iPhone video codec and converts any video files for playback on iPhone. Other features include:

How to convert WMV for playback on iPhone

Step 1: Add the WMV files into the best video converter

Download and install Video Converter Ultimate on your Windows 10/8/7 PC. There is another version for Mac OS. Then launch the application from your desktop and you will be presented three ways to add the WMV, Load Disc, Add File and Download. The first one is used to rip videos from optical disc, the second on could import WMV files from your computer, and if you want to download online WMV, go to the downloader window by hitting the Download menu.


Step 2: Convert WMV for iPhone in a single click

Next, go to the bottom area on the home interface, and click on the Settings button to display the Profile Settings dialog. Unfold the Profile dropdown menu, and select your iPhone model and then a proper video format, like MP4. The professional video converter will add the corresponding iPhone video codec automatically. Customize other options as you wish and back to the home interface. Drop a destination to save the output and hit the Convert button to let the video converter do its job.


Step 3: Preview and play WMV on iPhone

After converting, select a converted WMV file in the library area and preview it with the media player on the right side. If you are satisfied with the result, transfer the converted WMV videos to your iPhone and play WMV on iPhone simply.


Note: If you need to enhance video quality after converting, hit the Video Enhance menu on the home interface. Here list several ways, like de-noise, upscale resolution, and more.

Part 2: Play WMV on iPhone via WALTR on Mac

Some people are looking for the way to play WMV on iPhone with Mac computer. WALTER may be a good choice. It is a video converting application for Mac OS and able to transcode and move WMV to your iPhone.

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Step 1: Run WALTR 2 after installing it on your Mac computer. It is free to download and use on Mac.

Step 2: Next, plug your iPhone into your Mac machine using the Lightning cable. After your iPhone is recognized, you will be presented to the next window.

Step 3: Simply drag and drop the WMV files you want to play on iPhone into the WALTER window. Then it will convert your WMV files to MP4 for native iPhone playback.

Step 4: When conversion is done, the video converter for Mac will transfer the converted WMV to your iPhone automatically. After transferring finishes, remove your iPhone from your Mac computer. Open the iOS TV app and play WMV on iPhone to check whether the process is successful.

Note: WALTER is a good starting point for playing WMV on iPhone, especially for ordinary people. But it does not contain any custom options and you cannot control or preview the output.

Part 3: Convert WMV to iPhone online

Web-based iPhone converters are another way to play WMV on iPhone. They could transcode WMV videos for playback on iPhone without asking you to install anything on your computer. But it takes much longer time to deal with on WMV video. Plus, the output quality is usually poor. If you do not care about the downsides, it is worth to try. We use Zarmar as the example to show you the procedure.


Step 1: Input in the address bar of your browser and hit the Enter key to open the home page of the iPhone converter.

Step 2: Drag and drop the WMV files up to 50MB from your hard drive into the page to upload them. Or press the URL and upload WMV videos from link addresses.

Step 3: Locate to the third section and enter your email address into the box. If you are ready, hit the Convert button to trigger the conversion process.

Step 4: After converting, the online converter will send the results to your email and you can download them on your iPhone and play WMV on iPhone directly.


Sometimes, you transfer a WMV video to your iPhone and only get nothing when you try to play the video. The best solution to play WMV on iPhone is to convert the video files to MP4 and other video formats supported by iPhone. In this tutorial, we have shared three easy ways to get what you want. First of all, AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate is the all-in-one solution. It is not only easy to use, but also able to generate as the highest video quality as possible. On the other hand, you can try WALTER and online video converters to deal with WMV files for iPhone playback simply.

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