In May of 2011, the first Chromebook was sold by Acer Inc and Samsung. After so many years of testing and improvement, Chromebook has become one of the world’s most famous notebook brands. It is highly appreciated by many users for its fast operation and powerful video entertainment experience. More and more people are willing to buy a Chromebook as one of their video watching devices. But nothing can be perfect, Chromebook also has its imperfection because not every video formats are supported by Chromebook. Recently I had found many users complained that they couldn’t play WMV on Chromebook. That’s also the reason why I want to write this introduction to you. To solve this problem, firstly we should know what is Chromebook and its supported formats.

Part 1: Introduction of Chromebook and its supported media formats

As we all know, Chromebook is a laptop developed by Google which was designed to be used primarily which connected to the Internet with Cloud technology. It has so far received a welcome from lots of Chromebook users for its beautiful design and compact size with powerful functions. What’s more, Chromebook has a longer battery life than other laptop, which can satisfy all kinds of users for not only official business user but also game player. In terms of video player, it supports many video formats just like 3GP, AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, M4A, MP3, MKV, OGV, OGM, OGG, OGA, WEBM and WAV. Despite this, you can see WMV is not included in its supported video formats list. It means that we can’t play WMV on Chromebook. Then you might ask me how to play WMV on Chromebook. Don’t worry about that because in the next part I will let you know the method about how to play WMV files on Chromebook.

Part 2: Convert WMV to play on Chromebook with Leawo Video Converter

As can be seen from the above, WMV can’t be played on Chromebook which means that we have to convert WMV to other formats supported by Chromebook so as to enjoy WMV videos on Chromebook. Fortunately, you can easily find more than on WMV Chromebook converter on the Internet, but I have to tell you that not every converter can satisfy the requirements for WMV Chromebook conversion. So what I’m going to do is introducing the best WMV to Chromebook converter to you-Leawo Video Converter.

Leawo Video Converter is one of the most famous video converters around the world, and it’s popular with all kinds of users for its multi-functions and convenient operation. In addition, Leawo Video Converter is widely used for many videos and audio conversions including MP4, WMV, MKV, 3GP, AVI and so on, definitely it can help you to accomplish this task without any quality loss. Now I will choose MP4 (one of the supported formats can be played on Chromebook) as an example to show you how to convert WMV to Chromebook with Leawo Video Converter. First you need to download and install Leawo Video Converter on computer firstly.


Step 1: Import source WMV video files

Firstly, open the Leawo Video Converter and enter the main interface. Click the “Add Video” button on the left edge of the interface and then you can import source WMV video files to Leawo Video Converter.


Step 2: Set MP4 as output format

Now we need to select the output format. You can call out the drop down menu by clicking the button on the left of the “Add Photo” button. Click “Change” option you will enter a child interface in which you can find all the formats you want. Here you need to choose one of the Chromebook supported format like MP4.


Step 3: Convert WMV to MP4

Set the output file on the popup sidebar by clicking the green “Convert” button. It won’t take you lots of time on waiting for the conversion and then you can play WMV videos on Chromebook.

Part 3: Other simple tips to help play WMV file on Chromebook

If you are tired of downloading and installing program and prefer watching WMV videos without any conversion operation. There are also some methods to help you. The simplest way I think is to use some Chromebook WMV players to play WMV files on Chromebook. Here is some software I think is more reliable for this job.

  • VLC Media Player
  • RealPlayer Cloud
  • WebPage Video Player (you can download it via Chrome Web Store)

All three of these Apps that I mentioned are very easy to use. You just need download their App and use them to find your WMV videos automatically so that you can enjoy your WMV videos on Chromebook.

To be brief, there are two methods you can use to play WMV on Chromebook. The most directly one is to download an App on your Chrome Store which can play WMV videos for you. But the problem is these Apps are not very steady as you wish, sometimes they can’t identify the target video file and fail to play your WMV videos. Therefore, the most reliable method I suggest you is to use Leawo Video Converter to convert WMV to other formats supported by Chromebook. I promise that you will love it for its powerful functions as long as you use it.