How Do I Play WMV/MKV Files in QuickTime?
Since Quicktime does not natively support WMV/MKV files, and the handy swiss-army knife of Quicktime -Perian is abadonded by the developers, we need to find new ways to tackle WMV/MKV not playing in Quicktime, and they shall be able to catch up with new-emerging codecs.
Common Solutions to WMV/MKV not Playing in QuickTime:
If you're QuickTime obsessed, you may want to
1. Try Perian anyways, or other plug-ins like Windows Media Component –Flip4Mac or Xiph QuickTime components to enable your QuickTime to play WMV/MKV files.
Since Perian was shut down in 2012 and hasn't been updated for more than a year, you can grab your chances and make an attempt there. Flip4Mac is a fee-based software plug-in for QuickTime.
2. Get a professional converter software to convert MKV to MP4 or other QuickTime natively supported formats;
Here we recommend you MacX DVD player as it is fast in video conversion with add-on utilities like YouTube video downloading.
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But, if you are open minded and do not specifically need that MKV in QuickTime, you can try playing MKV/WMV in QuickTime alternatives .
VLC is one of the usual choices to play MKV/WMV replacing QuickTime. Well-known for its powerful ability to play almost all file formats including MKV, WMV, FLV, AVI etc and those damaged, incompelete videos. The only problem of this approach is that VLC has got many playback issues and falls short in HD video rendering. But, you are lucky here since we provide solutions to tackle VLC HD playback issues. Other recommendations are presented in the top 7 list of great MKV players for Mac replacing QuickTime.
New Solution to QuickTime not playing WMV/MKV –5KPlayer
This "new" solution here refers to offering more than what you are expecting. Not just playing WMV/MKV, 5KPlayer makes all the wishes below come true:
*Playing 4K/8K videos in MKV/WMV;
*Free download MKV/WMV videos movies;
*Converting MKV to MP3;
*Stream WMV/MKV to HDTV for watching in the living room.