open .wmv file in OSX?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by df234, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. df234 macrumors newbie

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  2. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -df234

    Sure! Download Windows Media Player for OS X (that's a contradiction). I'd link you to it, but MS's site seems to be down for the moment.
     
  3. mrjamin macrumors 65816

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    yes. Your first port have call should have been the microsoft mac website since wmv is windows media video.

    for future reference, http://microsoft.com/mac/

    [although it does appear to be down at the moment, you can download it here though: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/]

    you can download the mac version of windows media player from there for free. Be warned, its crap.

    Useful website for mac software:

    www.macupdate.com
    www.versiontracker.com
    www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/


    Edit: jinx!
     
  4. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    This si somewhat related - Is there a way to record streaming Windows Media Video in OS 9 or X? Perhaps a program, or a hack for WMP?
     
  5. Mac til death macrumors regular

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  6. vollspacken macrumors 65816

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    I think VLC also plays .wmv (if I remember correctly...) it's the best player anyway..!

    check here:
    VLC media player

    vSpacken
     
  7. TEG macrumors 604

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    One Problem with WMV's is that many new ones have a new codec to verify ts contents, from Windows Media 9. Unfortunately, you cannot play a WM9 file on a Mac because when you try, it opens your bowser to the WMP page, and tells you to download an update for WMP-OSX, just no such upgrade exists.

    BTW: The Mactopia site is back up. (8:28 PDT)

    TEG
     
  8. vitruvius macrumors regular

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    MPlayer

    u can also use

    MPlayer which can reproduce most of video formats Quicktime cant incluiding .WMV and .ASF

    look for it at versiontracker
     
  9. alexd101 macrumors newbie

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    yea but...

    As so aptly put before, the propietary player from M$ sucks...specifically no playlists capability, visuals, etc. Or am i missing something?
     
  10. alexd101 macrumors newbie

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    yea but...

    As so aptly put before, the propietary player from M$ sucks...specifically no playlists capability, visuals, etc. Or am i missing something?
     
  11. iPC macrumors 6502

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    Re: yea but...

    No visuals! How is that bad? All they do is waste CPU power.
     
  12. alexd101 macrumors newbie

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    Yea but they are perty...

    thanks for the advice...mplayer seems good, although the playlist support is limited but at least its there.
    good video quality/speed.
     

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