How to Play WMV files on Kindle Fire HD
Summary: Having problems when playing WMV files on your Kindle Fire HD? Here you will find the best solution to convert DRMed or non-DRM WMV to MP4 for Kindle Fire HD smoothly playback.
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The Kindle Fire HD 7" and the 8.9-inch model are great media players for watching movies. However, things turn to be different when you tried to get Kindle Fire HD to play WMV files. you will get the message 'format not supported' or something else. To solve the problem, keep on reading the article, which guaranteed to get all WMV files playable on Kindle Fire HD without issues.
As you see, we can get movies/videos formatted in .wmv through a variety of ways. Some WMV files downloaded or purchased from BBC iPlayer, Amazon, Blockbuster, Blu-ray/DVD Digital Copies, wbdigitalcopy, etc. are protected by Microsoft's DRM system. Some downloaded WMV files are non-DRM protected. To play DRMed WMV files on Kindle Fire HD, you'll need to remove DRM from the WMV videos first and then convert WMV to Kindle Fire HD supported video formats. For the non-DRM contents, you just need to convert them. Below are two solutions for you, which can help you transfer and play all WMV files on Kindle Fire HD 7"/8.9" tablet smoothly.
Solution One: How to Play DRM-protected WMV files on Kindle Fire HD
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The program is an easy-to-use yet intuitive and stable DRM converter to help you remove DRM protection from iTunes, Amazon, Zune, BBC iPlayer, Napster, Blockbuster, etc. and convert videos to all popular video formats like MP4, MOV, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc. for playing and sharing anywhere you like. With it, you can effortlessly get your DRMed WMV files playable on Kindle Fire HD in just a few clicks. Meanwhile the playback of the converted videos is as decent as possible as original. Just download it and follow the steps below to convert DRM WMV to Kindle Fire HD compatible video format.
How to Put and Play DRM WMV files on Kindle Fire HD 7"/8.9"
Step 1: Download and Install the excellent WMV DRM remover for Android, run and click "Add Video" icon to import your WMV files. You can also simply drag and drop media files to the source pane to add. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files to convert at a time.
Step 2: Choose output format for Kindle Fire HD. You can get optimized videos for Kindle Fire HD under Format > Android > Amazon Kindle Fire HD H.264(*.mp4). The output videos could fit on your device perfectly. And choose the destination folder to save the converted videos.
If you like, you can click "Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish. According to my experience, for watching videos on Kindle Fire HD 7" or the 8.9" model, 720p with 1500~2000kbps is just all right. I found bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss, and vice versa.
Step 3: After above steps, just click the big "Convert" to start removing WMV DRM protection and converting WMV to Kindle Fire HD MP4 videos. After the conversion, just copy and transfer the DRM-free MP4 videos to your Amazon tablet and enjoy the movies.
Solution Two: How to Watch non-DRM WMV files on Kindle Fire HD
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The program can be used an all-in-one video conversion app for for Kindle Fire HD. It is easy to use and can help you convert almost all various formats of 1080p/720p HD videos including MKV, AVI, Xvid, MPG, MOV, MTS, TiVo, VOB, etc. for your Kindle Fire HD 7"/8.9".
1. Launch the Video Converter, add WMV movies to the software.
2. Choose the output format. Click “Format” bar, you can easily find the optimized videos for Surface RT under Android > Amazon Kindle Fire HD H.264(*.mp4).
3. Start the conversion.
After the conversion, just copy and transfer the converted MP4 videos to your Amazon tablet and enjoy the movies. P.S. If you have no idea about Kindle Fire HD file transfer, you can check out my old post Synchronizing Your Content files (Videos, Pictures, Music) to Kindle Fire HD to learn more.
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