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How to Convert WMV to Android in Windows/Mac

Android phones and tablets like Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC Flyer, Google Nexus 7, BlackBerry PlayBook, HTC One X, HTC Desire, Motorola Droid, etc. are so popular nowadays. It's great to have an Android device for play videos and movies on the go, right? However, Android phones and tablets supported video formats are limited to H.263, H.264 AVC and MPEG-4 SP. If you want to play WMV on Android phones or tablets, you'll need to convert WMV to Android friendly video formats first .

Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is a professional converter for Android. It can help you convert WMV and other popular video formats like AVI, MKV, FLV, SWF, ASF, MPG, MOV, MTS, M2TS, etc. to Android supported formats. If you're using a Mac, you can turn to Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac to convert WMV to Android on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included). Below is a detailed guide on how to convert WMV format to MP4 for Android phones and tablets. First, please download the right version and follow the steps below to convert WMV movie for playing on Android devices.

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1Import videos

Install and run the program. Then click Add Files to import the WMV videos you want to play on Android phones or tablets. You can also simply drag and drop videos to the item bar for conversion.

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You can select a video clip, right click it and select Video Edit to crop, trim, rotate videos, adjust video effects, add watermarks, insert subtitles, etc. to customize your videos as the picture below shows.

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2Select an output format

As has been mentioned above, MP4 is highly compatible with Android phones and tablets. So here you can select MP4 from the video format list as the output format or go to Others > Android to get optimized MP4 videos for general Android devices. Or you can browse to find the icon of your Android device and select it as the output format to get videos with the best settings for your device. (150+ video presets for portable devices are provided.)

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3Convert WMV video to MP4 for Android

OK, let's go to the last step: click Convert WMV videos for your Android device. After the conversion, click Open Folder to locate the videos and then you can transfer them to your device for play anywhere and anytime you like.

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About Android Friendly Formats and WMV

Android devices support the full video playback of videos in the following formats: H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, and VP8. And looking at the actual extensions of the files, the Android-friendly ones are 3GP, MP4, TS, AAC, WEBM, and MKV. However, it will still depend on what Android version the device is using. For example, only devices with at least Android 3.0 installed can play TS files. For MKV and WEBM, the device should have Android 2.3.3 or higher.

As you may have noticed, the Android system doesn't support the playback of WMV files. As such, these files would have to be converted first before they become playable with it. There are several conversion software available in the market today and they can be used to make WMV files compatible with Android devices. However, it is best that these software are installed on a desktop or laptop computer where the conversion of the file to a supported format will take place. It is always easier and safer to do it that way.

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