I need help with media player

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  1. MacDaddy951 macrumors regular

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    Hi i'm new to the mac world and i have an ibook but i'm really pissed and frustrated because i can't get windows media player to download on my computer and i know it's not gonna work cause i've downloaded it like 5 times already but it doesn't open. So is there another player out there that can play WMV videos that's just as good as windows media player? somebody help me b4 i throw my ibook out my window!?!?! :confused:
     
  2. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    What is the file you downloaded? If it ends in something like .sit, it's a compressed file that needs to be opened with StuffitExpander from Allume Systems. This is similar to .rar or .zip in the PC world. Stuffit will also expand pretty much every other format, so install that first and you're set!
    If you're looking for another player, VLC will play pretty much anything you throw at it right out of the box.

    Good luck,
    llama :)

    Oh and congrats on the new iBook and welcome to the Mac world! I see in your other threads you where very nicely welcomed and helped, so i'll try to follow their good examples. :)
     
  3. MacDaddy951 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i downloaded that VLC thing and it wouldn't play wmv players but i'll try that thing u said cause it did have .sit thing
     
  4. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    This is the direct link to download StuffitExpander if you want to bypass all that registration.

    llama
     
  5. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    VLC will play all .wmv formats except WMV3. For WMV 3, you need Media Player. BTW, it's the most crappy program for OS X.
     
  6. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    What is? WMP or VLC? I'm guessing/hoping you mean WMP...
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    That's like saying that a word processor handles documents created by all versions of Word up to Word 5.1. In my experience, a substantial number of WMV files require WMP 9 or higher. WMP 9 may suck, but it is the only free player that handles the majority of WMV files that I see.
     
  8. eeyoredragon macrumors member

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    And from what I've seen, the non-free ones don't work as well lol.

    I bought flip4mac's wmv player for a feature or two plus the ability to not have wmp on my computer. 2 weeks later, I have wmp again. It's the only thing that will play my lossless music from my PC and will consistently play wmv on the net... like from amazon which I frequent.
     

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