Windows Media Player...VIRUS??

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by macdon401, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. macdon401 macrumors 6502

    macdon401

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    Hello all
    just another bit of trouble from Redmond I guess.... but it is annoying....isn't everything from that company? All of a sudden when i open a WMP movie it starts and then I get a message...over the screen..."this file may not play correctly because it was compressed by using a codec that is not supported"....
    well thats kind of strange because it was fully supported and fine this morning!
    It seems to have affected some Quicktime files as well...I have done the permissions check, rebooted, and downloaded a few new movie trailers and they seem fine...all of iTunes MP3's are good as well!
    I am wary of all the recent little "funny" festive movies I am getting via email from my festive PC Windows friends ..could I have been infected by these???
    Merry Christmas...here's a virus for Christmas from my stinking Dell computer.
    Please help me with this I don't want this to get any farther into my Mac!

    G5 iMac, 1.8, 768 DDR RAM, 20 inch.
    Thank you...and Happy Holidays
    R
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Did the movie play fine on the Mac earlier or another PC? Is it the latest WMV10 codec (which is un-playable on Macs)?
     
  3. macdon401 thread starter macrumors 6502

    macdon401

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    Hi MJ...yes it did...all seemed fine..some Quicktime trilers have lost their sound too...the WMP dislpays that warning and freezes!
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Well, are the movies working in VLC? WMP can be quite temperamental.

    There are currently no viruses for OSX so I wouldn't be worried about those festive movies. :)
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    It seems to me that you have other issues. Try restarting your computer. If this does not do the trick, use a utility like OnyX or Yasu to run the periodic maintenance tasks. If you still have problems, restart in single-user mode and run fsck -fy from the command prompt.
     

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