wmv files on quicktime???

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  1. chrisfx811 macrumors regular

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    hey guys, i have a fp iMac with the basic quicktime on it. most online vids seem to be .wmv format and cannot be read by my quicktime program.
    is there anything i can do, or other program i should look into for watching these?

    just for the record they are paintball videos and not porn!:D
     
  2. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Just download the Macintosh version of Windows Media Player and you're all set.
     
  3. LimeLite macrumors 6502a

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    Except watch out, becaus the .wmv format is pretty crappy compared to .mpg or .mov.
     
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  5. Andillo macrumors newbie

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    Use VLC

    Just use the VLC player:

    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    it already contains most important codecs, like DivX4, DivX5, Xvid, WMV and many others. It plays all my movies without problems.

    By the way, it's available also for Windows machines.
     
  6. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    yeah use a third party app. WMV is really crappy, and WMP is even crappier.

    btw i'll just bet it's not porn ;)

    pnw
     
  7. chrisfx811 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks everybody...
    but the game clips on smacktalkpaintball.com are in .wmv format....
    now if porn happens to be in the same format, well?!?!:cool:
     
  8. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    I wasn't able to get Windows Media Player for OS X to play anything other than .wmv files. No .avi, .mpg, .mov.

    Porn is usually .avi's - I guess, I mean .. uhh... that's what .. uh you know .. people usually say .. umm
     
  9. synthetickittie macrumors regular

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    wmp for the mac also plays asf vidoes.. but besides for asf and wmv Id ont think it plays anything else.
     
  10. DVDSP macrumors regular

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    Anyone know?

    Is there a new codec out for WMP? Lately I've been downloaded a couple of clips that I get audio but no video (just black). The clips were newly encoded, according to the post-er, but no go for me.

    By the way, the clips are on-ride videos, not porn. I don't even know how to spell "porn". Or "porno", for that matter. Or even "pornography". Really, I don't even know what it is. Or where to find it. So don't even ask.
     
  11. vniow macrumors G4

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    Re: Anyone know?

    The newest codec is WMV9 and I'm not sure if its completely backwards compatible with older versions of WMP (like the Mac one).

    As for players, screw WMV for Mac, use MPlayer or VLC.
     
  12. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Too many proprietary apps out there for video. Everyone agreed to support MPEG-4 standards but... I use either VLC or Mplayer which seem to work pretty well but I don't think the newest WMVs will play on them.
     
  13. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    WMP player sucks for winblows. yet, the mac version sucks even more! im gonna try VLC.
     

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