A friend asked me this question "I receive .wmv files in e-mails in my iPad how can I see them in my iPad?" I think there are must many folks encountered this problem to get WMV video files to ipad and watch them. As an Apple site editor, after searched and read many articles and reviews, I write out this article on how to convert WMV to iPad supported. I will show you how convert WMV to iPad compatible video/audio files step by step as follows.
First, you should know that WMV is a Windows Media File and will not play on the iPad (or a Mac). It is a compressed video file format for several proprietary codecs developed by Microsoft. The original codec, known as WMV, was originally designed for Internet streaming applications, as a competitor to RealVideo. The other codecs, such as WMV Screen and WMV Image, cater for specialized content. To view WMV video files on iPad, you need to convert them into an iPad friendly format. Here shows you the simple steps how to with iFunia iPad Video Converter commended by many sites such as Applethoughts.com.
Step 1. Get the iPad Video Converter and Add WMV files
Download the iFunia iPad video converter from its official site or download sites and launch it, then click the "Add" button to add WMV video files to the wmv to iPad mac converter. This WMV to iPad video converter for Mac supports drag-drop and batch conversion, so you can import and convert several multimedia files at a time.
Step 2. Select iPad output format
Use the “Convert to” on the bottom of the window to control the output format. Select iPad MPEG4(MP4) output format for each video file and specify a directory on your computer to save the output files.
Step 3. Start WMV to iPad conversion
Click "Start" to begin WMV to iPad video conversion. The convert progress bar shows you how much of the encoding is completed.
This WMV to iPad Video Converter for Mac fully supports Mac OS X 10.5 or later Snow Leopard, it allows you to manually set video resolution, bite rate, codec and frame rate to get perfect output videos, as well as editing the WMV video files by trimming, cropping and adding special effects and watermarks.