Best Media Player to Use

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Lapdance Jockey, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. Lapdance Jockey macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    Just got the new mac - havent been on one since 1997

    Anyway - i have all of these old windows movies - one in perticular DeafKaraoke.wmv that i cant open

    Quicktime seems to take a crap when you try and open avi files too

    will Windows media player handle all of these - or is there an alternative

    thanks

    :rolleyes:
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    vlc will handle some of that stuff. with windows media is still the best to handle windows format.
     
  3. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    WMP won't open a lot of WMV or AVI files for me.

    I have:

    • QuickTime Player
    • Windows Media Player
    • Real Player
    • Video LAN Client

    You might also want to try mplayer for Windows media files.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Mplayer (though a bit unstable) will also open most formats...
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    No opensource player can play all Windows Media files. If you want to play .wmv files, you should download Microsoft's Windows Media Player 9 for MacOS X. It will play all .wma audio and .wmv video except Windows Media 10 format stuff. To play WM 10 on the Mac, you need Virtual PC and Windows Media Player 10.
     

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