problems with WMP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bordenkecher, May 26, 2006.

  1. bordenkecher macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2006
    im trying to watch some video clips with windows media player b/c the files are wmv and i they dont have codecs or plugins for intel-macs for QT yet, but anyway, im trying to watch these clips that are about 80-120MB and wmp will skip while its playin, it gets really choppy and it gives me a headache, also i was watching my cpu while this was happening and it would jump all the way up 60% usage, i dont really know what the problem is, but i was wondering if anyone else had any ideas
  2. bordenkecher thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 24, 2006
    i think i just figured out my own problem through a revelation i just had. wmp is not a universal binary yet, therefore it does not run well on intel macs b/c of the translation through rosetta, well smaller files will run fine, but the larger ones are a struggle.
  3. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    *LOL* That's actually the case on PPC Macs too. WMP has never run well on OSX. IIRC, it's written in Java, which would partly explain that.

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