While not perfect, it’s much more defined than it is in the WMV Player app.
Additionally, videos can be streamed via Air Play and an Apple TV to your television. It also handles MPEG, MP3, AAC, and network-streamed videos, as well as other file formats. It too, has options to save the files or play them through other means, but they aren’t offered here within this free app. While having free and paid apps is understandable and appreciated, those features shouldn’t be advertised as being in both versions. It all depends on whether a clearer video, Air Play, and more file choices is more important to you, or the possibility of saving, viewing through a browser, and transferring from your computer is more important.
After installing one of the two apps discussed below, instead of simply clicking on the file in your email, do a long click, which brings up a menu of other apps that could handle the file.
This doesn’t mean all these apps will play the file; it’s simply just recognizing the file.
Using one of these Free Video Converter Programs or Online Services is definitely the best way to convert a WMV file.
Just download and install one, then load the WMV file and then choose to convert it to another video format like MP4, AVI, MKV, 3GP, FLV, and many others.
VLC packs all media codecs into the software so you don't have to individually update a codec when an update is available.
Other than just playing the WMV file, this app also has a few extra options.
One of those things i OS devices don’t do natively is playback files. I’ve been using Apple products since 1989, and it’s never been something Microsoft has been interested in, and the more success Apple has with its i OS devices, I just don’t see Microsoft bending on this.