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Home > Tips > Are There Safe Ways to Convert MOV to WMV?

Are There Safe Ways to Convert MOV to WMV?

If you have no idea on how to convert MOV to WMV, check the detailed guide now and learn these two safe methods to convert MOV to WMV with ease. You will find out the way that best suits you.

Updated Jan 11,2019 | by Joy

Q: “My camera only makes MOV videos. I would like to enjoy them at work, but I cannot open them on my computer. I can view WMV files but not MOV. I see there are numerous video converters, but I don’t know if it is safe to use them. I also don’t know if the virus can be downloaded along with the converted file. Is there any safe way to convert MOV to WMV?”

Actually, most of us might encounter this issue as the MOV video format will sometimes come into conflict with Windows PCs if the required codecs are not installed on your device. Therefore, the easiest way to solve the problem is to convert MOV to WMV - a format designed by Microsoft and can be playable in Windows Media Player. 

You may also interest: How to Convert MOV to MP4 Free

In this tutorial, we will show you two safe and easy ways to convert your videos. Just follow the detailed guide and find out the way that best suits you.

Method 1. Convert MOV to WMV with Online Video Converter - Slow Speed & Annoying Ads

You can simply search for MOV to WMV converter on Google and choose the suitable one to complete the video conversion online. Here I take Zamzar as an example. Check the steps below.

Step 1. Choose MOV File

Go to the official website of Zamzar and click “Choose Files” to add MOV video you want to convert. Or you can directly drag & drop your file here.



 Step 2. Select WMV as Output Format

Tap on the inverted triangle icon at the right of “Convert files to” and then scroll down to choose WMV as your target output format in “Video Formats”.


Step 3. Start Converting MOV to WMV

Simply click “Convert” button and then it will upload your file first. After that, it will take about one minute to complete converting MOV to WMV format. Lastly, you need to spend on almost two minutes to save it to your computer by clicking “Download” button.





As you see, with the first method, you may spend much time on completing the conversion. You will also be bothered by lots of annoying personal advertising. To avoid these types of problems, we recommend you install a third-party tool on your computer and complete the conversion faster without any commercial ads. Just move to the second method.

Method 2. Convert MOV to WMV with Desktop Video Converter - Safe, Reliable & Fast

IOTransfer is a good choice for you, because it is an easy, user-friendly, safe and reliable video convert enabling you to quickly convert videos to many formats like MP4, MP3, AVI, MKV, MOV, FLV, WMV, etc. without any annoying ads. Besides, it can automatically transfer the converted videos to iPhone and iPad so that you can enjoy them everywhere.

Now, free download IOTransfer and install it to your computer running Windows 7/8/8.1/10. Then simply follow the steps to complete your conversion.

Step 1. Choose MOV Video

Launch IOTransfer and click “VIDEOS” button at the top menu of the screen. Tap on “Converter” in the left list and click “Add Files” to choose your MOV video on your computer.



If you saved many MOV videos on your iPhone or iPad and want to convert them to WMV, just use IOTransfer to wirelessly transfer videos to computer or complete the transfer with a USB cable.

Step 2.  Choose WMV as Output Format

In the “Output Format” option, scroll down to choose WMV as your target conversion format.


Step 3. Start Converting

Click “Convert Now” button at the bottom to start converting MOV to WMV. It will only take several second to complete the conversion. Then you can enjoy it in WMV format on your computer.



Compared with the first method, IOTransfer helps users complete the conversion at a very fast speed and there are no distracting ads or unneeded information about other products. Apart from the converting feature, it also allows you to download YouTube videos, Facebook videos or other interesting videos. 

The Comparison Chat of the Two Methods

The question on which one to choose really seems to be based on your own needs, but here I list the main differences of the above two methods for your reference.

Online Video ConverterIOTransfer
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Bottom Line:

Whichever method you choose, you can successfully convert MOV to WMV with ease.  As can be seen from the above comparison chat, IOTransfer would be a better tool. Now it’s your turn to try.

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