Video stops half way through

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by omeletpants, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. omeletpants macrumors regular

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  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    That is a prime example of one of the many cases of Windows Media Player being a flaming pile of worthless video playin' code.

    So far as I can figure, some WMV video files (though I can't figure out what the criteria are--CNN's video, for example, usually works) just will not play past about the halfway point using Microsoft's player. The irony in this is great, but I've found no workaround whatsoever. Occasionally, if you're playing directly in the player rather than in an embedded frame like that site, quitting (or even force quitting) the player then trying again seems to help, but only sometimes.

    Anyway, until (if, rather) MS decides to make a video player that isn't totally worthless on the Mac, the only workaround I know of is to save the video file (hopefully the site makes it easy) and then either hope VLC can play it, or fork over the few bucks for the Filp4Mac WMV codec for Quicktime and feed it to that--downloaded clips will almost always play perfectly with Flip4Mac.
     
  3. bursty macrumors 6502a

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    I hate WMP! Seems like everyday an embedded video wont work because of WMP. Screw you, M$.
     
  4. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    that link works fine for me, both within Camino and seperately :D
    But I do agree that WMP on mac is a P>O>S to say the least......only use it I have too

    I normally use Mplayer or VLC :rolleyes:
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Heh, that site sends (my) Safari into flaming bits.
     

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