Re: Watching .WMA Files on OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Santeh, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Santeh macrumors member

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    Hello All,

    Recently I came across a few Windows Media (.wma) video files (one hockey and a few on the rubik's cube) that I would liked to have watched. However after downloading the videos my PowerPC tells me that there is no application available in OS X to view the files. Is this correct? If so is there any file that I can install that will allow me to watch these videos?

    Thank you all!

    Respectfully,

    Sam
     
  2. killuminati macrumors 68020

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  3. Santeh thread starter macrumors member

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    Hello!

    Actually it was not obvious to me (maybe it should have been? :eek: ), thus I had not tried it, yet after installing the WMP for OS X from Microsoft all worked fine! Thanks!

    Always,

    Sam
     
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  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    The .wma extension means that the file is audio, not video. However, Windows Media Player 9 should play these files without problems.
     
  6. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, also does Windows Media Player 9 ever seem choppy or buggy whenever you try to watch video embeded in a website?
     
  7. kugino macrumors 65816

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    yeah, but can someone tell me how to play WMV3 files?!?! this is why i despise MS! (one of the reasons, that is)
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Windows Media Player 9 :rolleyes:
     
  9. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    WMV3 will play on Windows Media Player 9.

    WM10 files I cannot get to work (find codec or a media player). I have 2.2TiB of video encoded in this, and I'm forced to use a PC to view them.
     
  10. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    Why won't Microsoft support the latest codecs of their own video format to Mac users? They seem to take forever to do anything nowdays. Even Windows software isn't updated that much anymore. What happened to them? They can't even copy fast anymore.
     
  11. hookahco macrumors regular

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    try VLC from videolan.org
    best media player for files that wont play in quicktime
     
  12. kugino macrumors 65816

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    i bet you don't even know what a wmv3 file is :rolleyes:
    only wmp10 (PC only!) plays wmv3 files...

    VLC doesn't play wmv3 files either.

    so i stick by my comment. MS sucks.
     
  13. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    All good quality? That is alot
     
  14. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    yeah, and in version 0.84 they included wmv3 support but just in he windows version. In the mac there is no way VLC can play WMV3 formats.
     
  15. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    FWIW, it took M$ more than a year--I forget how much more--to port Windows Media Player 9 to Windows 98. Given this record, it is not surprising that the Redmond Monopoly has yet to port WMP 10 to the Mac. As WMP 11 is just around the corner, I doubt that 10 will ever be ported. Having used it on Windows, however, I am not really sure that this is any great loss.
     

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