I am wanting to play a .wmv file.....

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by opusthe2nd, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

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    This is getting quite old. WMplayer wont open, as I stated in my post a while back, kernel fault. I have uninstalled, reinstalled, stood on my head and even clucked like chicken......nothing.

    Curses to the people that make .wmv files!! I still want to view news footage though. Even with the greatest desktop OS...I cant do it.

    How can I get this done?
     
  2. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    Use vlc , search www.versiontracker.com for it. Can you download the files?
     
  3. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

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    Sure I can download the files. Let me try it I guess.
     
  4. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    just drag the files into the window once loaded and push play works like a charm:)
     
  5. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    main: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `WMV3'.
    VLC probably does not support this sound or video format.
     
  6. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Outside of using Windows Media Player, you have 3 options:

    1) Use VLC (iffy)
    2) Use MPlayer (tends to work better than VLC for WMV files)
    3) Pay $10 for the Flip4Mac QuickTime plugin (works quite well)
     
  7. maxterpiece macrumors 6502a

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    you probably know this already, but you'll never be able to play copy protected WMVs without VPC.
     
  8. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

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    Pretty lame, I cant play a single .wmv on anything, VLC, MPlayer. Almost enough to make a guy go to XP for a desktop. Something so simple......
     
  9. Nermal Moderator

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    Flip4Mac should be able to play it. Perhaps more importantly, you should write to the content provider and encourage them to use a real format.
     
  10. opusthe2nd thread starter macrumors 6502

    opusthe2nd

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    Unfortunately, people just dont 'know'. It would be about as effective as telling them to not use Windows.
     
  11. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Hmm I didn't know about Flip4Mac. It works quite well! Thanks for the tip!!
     

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