Windows Media Player

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  1. wowser macrumors 6502a

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    Hi. I've only had my mac a moth opr so but am already starting to fing Windows Media Player to be almost unusable. Videos take forever to buffer and i can't even seem to fast forward along the video etc etc. Therefore, is there any other player that will play the WMV format, and does a better job than WMP?
     
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    i don't think you will be able to find anything that will play them for you...
    microsoft is just stupid like that. better get used to it.

    reality
     
  3. wowser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that sucks. i hate all this 'we oen this file type' crap
     
  4. briankonar macrumors regular

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    VLC .7 does a fairly decent job with WMV and ASF, although fast forwarding gives a weird "inverted" color for a few frames and then reverts to normal. Far more usable than WMP.

    fortunately your reality doesn't seem to coincide with mine.
     
  5. wowser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What is VLC .7 ? initials don't help if i don't already know what program you're talking about
     
  7. RiseAgainst macrumors regular

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    VLC stands for VideoLanClient......but if your searching for it at VersionTracker or Macupdate search for VLC. You don't really see it as VideoLanClient.
     
  8. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    i stand corrected. that's why it's always better to stick in that "think" :p

    reality
     
  9. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    In addition

    ...mplayer also does the job...I prefer it to VLC, but between the two, there is nary a file they cannot handle...
     
  10. stoid macrumors 601

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    I think it's just ridiculous that you have to register QuickTime for the Pro version just to play back movies full screen.
     
  11. wowser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah - be nice if pro came with all apples, rather than offering what even windows users ger for free


    as for this vlc player, i can't get it to work. i paste a url into the player and it won't play. clicking on a wmv link just opens a blank window
     

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