Two easy ways to play WMV files on Kindle Fire freely
People who want to play WMV files on Kindle Fire will get an error saying "“Cannot play video. An error occurred while trying to play your video. The video may have been interrupted or is an unsupported format. Please try again." While, this is really disappointing.
Are there any ways to solve the problem? While, there are some, and below, I will show you two ways to play WMV on Kindle Fire (including Kindle HD).
Solution 1: Play WMV on Kindle Fire with arcMedia
You can play MWV files on your Kindle Fire with the help of arcMedia Lite which is available at Google Play, and in APK format. Once installed, arcMedia provides a solid interface for viewing WMV video files as well as many other formats such as AVI, DIVX, MOV, FLV, MP4, M2v, M4V, and XVID
If your Kindle Fire has the stock version of the OS, you can use these steps to get arcMedia on your device.
1. Download and install ES File Explorer from the Amazon appstore.
2. Go to your settings gear and select More > Device and set Allow Installation of Applications to On.
3. Open the Kindle Fire web browser and download the arcMedia Lite APK file.
4. Open ES File Explorer and navigate to the /sdcard/download folder. The apk file should be saved there. Tap it to open it, then follow the wizard to install it.
5. You now should have the arcMedia app listed in the Apps area on your Kindle Fire. Open it and you’ll be able to play Windows Media Video files.
Solution 2: Play WMV files on Kindle Fire with WMV to Kindle Fire Converter
As Kindle Fire support playback videos in MP4 or VP in video codec of H.264 and audio codec of AAC. It may be also a good idea to simply convert WMV files to proper MP4 files for directly playback WMV files on Kindle Fire without downloading extra application with a WMV to Kindle Fire Converter.
WMV to Kindle Fire Converter is good at converting WMV files to Kindle Fire (Kindle Fire HD) supported MP4 files in either 720P or 1080P, besides, it keeps users far away from audio and video out of sync issues, and no choppy video, no audio/video delay issues will happen to disturb your video viewing experience.
Tips 1: Movies purchased or downloaded from online (e.g. iTunes, BBC iPlayer) are restricted to specific computers and devices only. Unfortunately the Android devices have not get a license to play DRM contents which means Kindle Fire HD is not granted to play DRM-protected videos. To have the device play these movie purchased, you'd better get DRM removal tool such as ChewTune.
Tips 2: If you are a Mac users, you can turn to Mac WMV to Kindle Fire Converter for help, which just like WMV to Kindle Fire Converter can help you fast and berst convert WMV files to Kindle Fire readable MP4 files on Mac, just have a try.
Step by step to make WMV movies playable on Kindle Fire
Step 1: Load WMV files
Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” button to load WMV files. Besides WMV movies, WMV to Kindle Fire Converter also supports a wide variety of other file types, your MKV, AVI, MPG, MOV, FLV, 3GP, AVCHD, MTS, TiVo and other HD videos can be imported for conversion as well.
Step 2: Select output format for Kindle Fire
WMV to Kindle Fire Converter offers optimized file format for Amazon Kindle Fire (Kindle Fire HD included), so you can simply select “Amazon Kindle Fire H.264 (*.mp4)” as target format from “Android” column in “Format” menu.
Step 3: Convert WMV videos to Amazon Kindle Fire H.264 MP4
Click “Convert” button to start converting WMV to Kindle Fire. After that, you can free import WMV files to Kindle Fire for free playback.