vh1, mtv, etc

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ssj300, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. ssj300 macrumors member

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    im trying 2 view music videos and i've downloaded windows media player
    but it says file format not valid when i try 2 play it.

    any suggestions?
     
  2. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    What are the file formats of the videos you downloaded?

    But still, I highly suggest you download an app called VLC. It handles a great handful of filetypes. :)

    Edit: Here ya go Windows Media Player sucks for the Mac in my opinion. Microsoft did a horrbile job with it...
     
  3. Silencio macrumors 68020

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    I think there is no way to read those videos on a Mac. All the Viacom properties' (MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, &c. &c. &c.) downloadable videos either use a codec not available on the Mac, or they use DRM that WMP for Mac OS X does not support.
     
  4. ssj300 thread starter macrumors member

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    i have vlc, doesn't play all videos.

    dude it totally sucks tat macs can't play those files. time 2 switch back
     
  5. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, your problem is that your using a mac.
    vh1, mtv, and launch are not compatible for the mac.
    They use windows media player and microsoft has not updated its version
    on the mac (they will never im sure of).

    Anyways, if you want to watch videos on a mac, go to music.aol.com
    otherwise stick with windows.

    Don't blame mac for not doing it, blame the music industry.
     
  6. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    If VLC doesn't play it, then that tells you something. The majority of video formats are playable with VLC. Switching back to Windows just for this... yeah, I don't recommend that. You can get videos other places you know.

    But whatever you do, please don't switch back to Windows. :(
     
  7. ssj300 thread starter macrumors member

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    switching back means switch 2 the windows computer next 2 me

    and for hte record, i never blamed anyone for anything.

    stop ur nonsense assumptions
     
  8. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    Saying something like that on a Mac forum puts assumptions into our heads.

    So chill. :)
     
  9. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I didnt imply that you were blaming someone.
    I was just making a statement that we should blame the music
    industry. ;)
     
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