Why is wmp so sluggish?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jackieonasses, May 25, 2004.

  1. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

    jackieonasses

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    why is that everytime i get a wmv from a friend that has a PC, and i like slide the arrow to the middle it plays sound, but not video. it is like it is an emulation. a crappy one. any suggestions??? or does this happen to everyone?
     
  2. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    because it was made by microsoft.

    I suggest downloading VLC Media Player to play all non-Quicktime movies.
     
  3. 7on macrumors 601

    7on

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    WMV9 is just a crappy codec. Real media being only slightly worse.

    WMV just doesn't scrub right. And last I remember, nothing but WMP could play WMV9 files.
     
  4. BaDBoY macrumors member

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    anyone know if someone has been able to reverse-engineer the WMV3 codec?
     
  5. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Because it sucks. Figure out what the W in WMP stands for and the rest falls into place.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    VLC Media Player cannot play WM9 files. For those, you need M$ WMP 9.
     
  7. hob macrumors 68020

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    Compare WMP for Mac with MSN Messenger for Mac... not counting Office (something we actually have to pay for), Microsoft seems to rip all the guts out of their programs for mac...
     

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