Play Windows Media files on your Mac

Audio or video clips in notes that were created with the Windows version of OneNote may not work on your Mac until you install optional conversion software.

You can find a large variety of free and paid Windows Media conversion apps in the Mac App Store.

  1. On your Mac, open the App Store.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To search for Windows Media Audio converters, type wma into the search box, and then press Return.

    • To search for Windows Media Video converters, type wmv into the search box, and then press Return.

  3. From the list of results, download and install the conversion software you want.

  4. In OneNote, go to the audio or video clip icon in your notes that you want to play, right-click (or Control-click) it, and then click Save As on the menu that appears.

  5. Save the clip where you want, and then use the Finder to open it using the WMA or WMV converter or player software that you downloaded and installed.


Tip: After converting a WMA or WMV file to a Mac-compatible format, you can open it using media player software like iTunes or QuickTime, or you can insert it back into OneNote by clicking Insert > File Attachment.

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