How to Convert WMV to iPhone iPad for Playback

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Top 4 Efficient Ways to Play WMV on iPhone iPad 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 Computer

AnyMP4 Video Converter Ultimate is one of the best video converting software on market. It can convert WMV to iPhone iPad supported MP4, MOV, and other formats. The biggest benefit is that it integrates the iPhone video codec and converts any video files for playback on iPhone. Other features include:

All in all, it is the best solution you can find to play WMV on iPhone with original quality.

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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. Import WMV files from your computer by clicking "Add Files".


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 All 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.


Part 2: Play WMV on iPhone iPad 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 iPad.

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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 iPad 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 iPad 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 a 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 trying. We use Free Online Video Converter as an example to show you the procedure.

Free Online Video Converter is a free WMV to iPhone iPad converter. It can convert WMV to iPhone iPad supported MP4, MOV, and other formats. Besides, you can adjust the output parameters to choose the video and audio codec which are compatible with iPad and iPhone.

Step 1: Click "Add File to Convert" to download a WMV to iPhone iPad converter launcher.

Step 2: After a successful installation, select and add the WMV files into this free online WMV to iPhone iPad converter.

Step 3: Check the box of "MP3". Click "Convert" to select where to store the converted MP4 files, and click "Convert" again to start the WMV to iPhone iPad conversion.

After that, you can add the converted MP4 files to iPhone for playing.

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Part 4: FAQs of playing WMV on iPhone iPad

What file types does iPhone support?

The supported video containers by iPhone are 3GP, AVI, MOV (QuickTime), MP4, MTS/M2TS, and MXF. The supported video codecs by iPhone are H.264, H.265, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, etc.

Can iPhone open MP4 files?

Yes. But iPhone can open MP4 files encoded with MPEG-4 or H.264.

How do I play a VOB file on my iPhone?

As mentioned above, the supported video formats by iPhone are not including VOB. To play VOB files on iPhone, you have to convert VOB to iPhone supported formats firstly, and then add the converted files into iPhone for watching.


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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author Updated by Ted Klarso to Player
February 19, 2021 07:00

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