wmv files wont play

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nicolle19, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. nicolle19 macrumors member

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    I am trying to watch some videos that have to be downloaded instead of streamed and Quicktime wont play them. I relized that I needed windows media player but it said after version 9 no more updates would be avail and to instead download flip4mac. It says that will play these files through quicktime but they dont seem to play.
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

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    If they don't play even with flip4mac then chances are they're probably encoded with one of Microsoft's nasty DRMs or are using a funny codec. Try googling for a divx codec pack for Quicktime, install it and see if that helps.
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    Did you restart QuickTime Player after installing Flip4Mac? You could also try giving VLC a go, it can sometimes play files that QuickTime has trouble with.
     
  4. Pancake macrumors regular

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    I also reccomend VLC. Their latest release supports WM9, which are the lastest wacky windows media player format.
     
  5. mickbab macrumors 65816

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    i realise this thread is from a year and a half ago, but i just had the same problem.

    it won't play in quicktime or vlc. any recommendations for this year? :p
     

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