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How to Make the Conversion from WMV to MOV

Edited by Ben Jacklin

September 13, 2019

Hundreds of millions of people all over the world use Windows as their main operating system. So Windows-related formats are very popular, especially WMV, which is used for storing video. It was introduced in 1999 and has been widely used ever since. If you only use Windows-based devices, WMV is probably fine for you, but if you own an iPhone or a Mac, you’ll need to convert your WMV video files to a format supported by Apple devices such as MOV. But it is an easy task with the right software, like Movavi’s WMV-to-MOV converter.

Here, you’ll learn about converting files using Movavi software and also learn about the differences between WMV and MOV formats. Click one of the links below to jump to the relevant section.

How to Use the Movavi WMV-to-MOV Converter

Movavi’s software is easy to master, even for beginners. It supports many video, audio, and image formats, and can even handle simple video editing before conversion if needed. Use the guide below to convert WMV to MOV.

Install and Run the Program

Download Movavi Video Converter using the appropriate blue button on this page (PC or Mac). Double-click the installation file and follow the on-screen instructions. Launch the program.

Add Your WMVs

Drag your file or files into the program window. They will appear there as a file list. Alternatively, you can use the Add Media button and choose Add Video. Select your clips or movies and hit Open.

Choose MOV as the Output Format

Go to the Video tab. You’ll see a row of square buttons with a preset group name on each. Find the MOV one and click it. Choose the option that suits you best. Now your files are ready to be converted.

Convert Your Files from WMV to MOV

If you want to change the folder where your videos will be saved after being converted, hit the Folder button and choose the new destination for the output files. Click Convert. The progress bar at the bottom will show you the remaining conversion time.


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WMV vs. MOV Comparison

WMV and MOV share their functions but for different operating systems. The choice depends on which system you generally use, but if you have both Windows and Mac, consider checking this short table showing our WMV vs. MOV comparison.

Comparison parameterWMVMOV
File extension.wmv,, .qt
Codecs usedWMV 7-9.1, MPEG-4H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG, AIC, ProRes, Sorenson 1/3, PNG, CineForm