How to Play WMV Files on an iPhone

by Herman Cruz

A WMV file is the name commonly used for Windows Media Video files, which are developed by Microsoft and compatible with all Windows operating systems. On the other hand, Apple, the maker of the iPhone, uses MPEG-4 format for its video files. Therefore, if you have videos in WMV format, you must convert them so they can be played on your iPhone device. To accomplish this, you can use software available online to convert your WMV video files and make them compatible with your iPhone.

Visit the iPhone Video Server website and use its service to convert WMV files so they can be played on your iPhone. (See Resources.) The iPhone Video Server is an automated application that converts your WMV files to an iPhone or iPod Touch supported format. With this service, you have the option to perform the conversion automatically or manually. If you are using the automatic service, send the WMV file attachment to your registered account for conversion. On the other hand, for a manual conversion, send the WMV attachment to Each conversion takes from 5 to 10 minutes and the maximum allowed size for each attachment is 10 MB. iPhone Video Server offers a free trial that enables you to perform five free video conversions; thereafter, a payment of $9.99 a year (as of November 2010) is required to use its service.

Go to the Convert DVD to iPhone site and use its Convert WMV to iPhone converter software to play your WMV file on your iPhone. (See Resources.) The Converter WMV to iPhone software is a movie encoder and decoder that converts your WMV files with high quality, and enables you to play them on your iPhone device, plus it also converts music files to an iPhone-compatible format. This software is offered as a download and features an easy-to-use interface that let's you you convert WMV files swiftly. The Convert WMV to iPhone converter is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems, and it is free to download and use. To begin using this software, click the download link that corresponds to the operating system you use and follow the prompts.

Navigate to the Videora website and operate its Videora iPhone Converter to play any WMV file on your iPhone. (See Resources.) The Videora iPhone Converter is free software that coverts all types of video files including WMV, MPEG, AVI, YouTube and DVDs. This easy-to-operate software converts these files to a format compatible with iPhones and iPod touch devices (MPEG-4, H.264). The Videora iPhone Converter is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems. Begin the download process by clicking on the "Download Windows Version" or "Download Mac OS Version" link, depending on your OS.

About the Author

Based in Orange County, Calif., Herman Cruz has been writing since 2007. His articles have been published in various content platforms and he also has written for Internet entrepreneurs who need assistance with writing sales letters and articles for their businesses. Cruz is pursuing his Bachelor of Arts in integrated composition, improvisation and technology at the University of California in Irvine.

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