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How to Play WMV on iPad with Two Easy Methods

Author by Penny

Updated on July 19, 2022

Can iPad play WMV? How to play WMV files on iPad? —from Quora
Do you have the same doubts? Don't worry. This article will tell you two easy ways to play WMV on iPad. Read on, there's always a way suitable for you. Moreover, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can easily enable you to convert WMV format to format supported by iPad or any other Apple device. Please free download and try it!

Can iPad Play WMV?

WMV is the abbreviation of Windows Media Video. It is a popular format developed by Microsoft and because of relatively smaller size and high quality, the majority of video lovers are lean to use it. But WMV is only compatible with most Windows-based devices and is not very friendly to a wide range of Apple users. If you have Apple products, you will find that WMV files cannot be open in any Apple devices like iPad and iPhone. How we play WMV on iPad? The first way is to directly convert the WMV format to the format supported by the iPad with the help of a video converter. I recommend WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro to you, it can easily help you play WMV files on iPad and other devices by converting them. The second option is to install a player that can open the WMV format, such as VLC and WMV HD Player. In the following sections, we will describe each of these approaches in detail.

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Method One. Convert WMV Video to an iPad-supported Format

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a professional video converter that can easily help you play WMV files on your iPad by converting them. It supports 500+ formats including the popular MP4, AVI, MKV and also provides optimized profiles for a wide range of devices, such as the popular Apple devices, SAMSUNG, Kindle, SONY, etc. Meanwhile, it also provides batch conversion. If you have many WMV files need to convert, this video converter is your best choice. Now let's get started to convert WMV step by step.

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Add WMV files

Before the conversion , please free download and install WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your computer.

Step 1. Launch HD Video Converter and Add Files

Launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, choose “Converter” and click on “Add Files” on the left top of the Video Converter window or directly drag your WMV files to the interface.

Choose an output format

Step 2. Select an Output Format Supported by Your iPad

Click on Output Format at the right corner and then select your iPad model from the Apple category.

Start to convert WMV to iPad

Step 3: Start to Convert WMV Video to an iPad-supported Format

Click on the inverted triangle at the bottom to select the output folder you want. Everything is ok and then hit the “Run” button to start the conversion. You just need to wait a few seconds before it's done.

Method Two. Play WMV on iPad with WMV Player

When it comes to making iPad play WMV, apart from converting WMV files, we can use other Apps to play them on iPad, such as VLC, WMV HD Player, and GoodPlayer. These three are currently the most popular WMV video players and can be downloaded from the Apple store.

VLC for iOS. Every video lover is familiar with the video player, which is Completely free, libre and open source. Most importantly, all video formats can be played on VLC, including the WMV file. VLC is the integration for Bluetooth headsets and AirPlay and it supports iOS 9.0 or later.

WMV HD Player. As the name suggests, this is a video player developed by Microsoft for windows-based devices, but it can also be downloaded from QuickTime for apple users. The basic version of the software is free to watch nearly all the popular videos and audio, but other features may require a subscription for updates.

OPlayer. OPlayer is a great iOS video player, a widely used media player from Olimsoft, which supports smooth playback of normal videos and HD movies. OPlayer can play all video and music files on iOS devices. It not only supports MP4, MOV, AVI, M4V, WMV, MP3, AAC, AC3, FLAC, and other common formats but also MKV, RMVB, FLV, 3GP, M2TS, SWF, ASF, VOB, APE, ALAC, CUE, AMR, OGG, and other unconventional formats. It can play all video and music files on iOS devices. But the free lite version offers very limited functionality, and you'll have to upgrade to the pro version to get more.


So far, I believe you've got an easy handle on how to play WMV files on your iPad using the two methods above. Although the former requires you to change video format using the video converter, it can bring you many benefits. For example, you have the biggest control right for your video, you can edit your video such as adding subtitles, adding watermarks, clipping, and make use of a variety of other functions and you can also transfer your video to your other devices such as iPhone, Mac, etc. The latter players have limited functionality and require you to pay a further fee to use them. Generally speaking, the advantages of the former outweigh the disadvantages.

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