"I just upgraded the Windows System and now I can't get the Windows Media Player 13 to play .mov files. It will play some old ones but not the new ones. I even tried to play with QuicktTime and no good."

Such question is often bothering some users. And I would suggest the user to download and install the latest codec on the computer at first. If it doesn't work well still, it would be more preferred to convert MOV to Windows Media Player formats so that the user can play MOV files on Windows Media Player freely.

Part 1. Why can't play MOV files on Windows Media Player?

Windows Media Player (commonly short for WMP) is a software application developed by Microsoft for playing, storing and organizing digital audio, images and video, which often supports the WMV, WMA and ASF file formats to encode audio and video that are downloaded from the Internet or ripped from compact discs or other storage media.

While MOV files are often defaulted to be played in QuickTime which is designed by Apple. Although there is an announcement from Microsoft that Windows is with great compatibility, there are also some problems when you are willing to play MOV files on Windows Media Player because of the license and codec limitations. Therefore, it would be strongly recommended to convert MOV to Windows Media Player format like WMV or ASF. And here comes the solution.

Part 2. Convert MOV to Windows Media Player with best MOV to Windows Media Player Converter—Leawo Video Converter

Leawo Video Converter is the professional application software that is developed for solving the incompatibility problems among the different video and audio formats. It is working for over 180 formats including a variety of video files such as MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, MTS, FLV, HD Video etc., and various audio files like MP3, AAC, FLAC, AC3, WMA, etc. Besides, it also supports conversion for iPhone, iPad and all portable devices. And as one of the best converters, Leawo Video Converter could convert video and audio files with 100% quality reserved in 6X Faster Speed. The user-friendly design of the interface, furthermore, makes it one of the most popular converters for changing the formats from one to another.

What's more, it is the basic function for Leawo Video Converter to be a MOV to Windows Media Player converter to convert MOV to Windows Media Player with video quality guaranteed. With Leawo Video Converter, MOV to Windows Media Player conversion can be easily achieved. And the guide on how to play MOV files to Windows Media Player with Leawo Video Converter is following.

Guide to convert MOV files to play on Windows Media Player

Leawo Video Converter is contained in the application Leawo Prof. Media. You can click the buttons to download it directly. After downloading the package, install it and launch Leawo Video Converter, you can click "Convert" in the top bar to enter the interface of this program. And follow the steps below to convert MOV to Windows Media Player.


Step 1: Import MOV Files into the Program

Click "Add Video" on the left top corner of the program to import MOV files or file folder. Except that, you can directly drag and drop the MOV video files into the program as well.


Note: If you would like to make several video files into one, it is available to merge all the needed files into one big file by clicking the blue "Merge all files into one" button next to the big green "Convert" button.

Step 2: Choose WMV as the output format

After adding the MOV files, open the drop-down box next to the big green "Convert" button and then click "Change" to enter the "Profile" panel and select WMV as output format.


Step 3: Edit the source video if necessary (Optional)

On the main panel, click "Edit" icon at the right of video title on the processing panel, and you will enter a real-time video previewing window where you can edit and customize the source video for output, including trimming video length, cropping video size, adding watermark for the video and adjusting video effect as well as setting 3D effect.


Step 4: Set parameters for the video

On the same drop-down box next to the green "Convert" button, click "Edit" to enter the panel and set Video Parameters if needed.


Step 5: Set output directory

Back to the main interface, click the green "Convert" to pop up a sidebar and set a directory for containing output video files in the "Save to" box.


Step 6: Start to Convert MOV files

Start converting MOV video by clicking the "Convert" button at the bottom of pop-up sidebar. After finishing conversion process in minutes, the converted files will be saved in the targeted directory and you can play it on Windows Media Player right away.


All in all, this MOV to Windows Media Player converter is an expert program that can help you play MOV files on Windows Media Player easily and quickly. The trouble mentioned at the beginning will never bother you any more if you make use of the converter. And you could convert MOV to Windows Media Player format or any common formats from one to another as well.