Best Media Player to Use

Lapdance Jockey

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Original poster
Mar 5, 2005
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Hey all,

Just got the new mac - havent been on one since 1997

Anyway - i have all of these old windows movies - one in perticular DeafKaraoke.wmv that i cant open

Quicktime seems to take a crap when you try and open avi files too

will Windows media player handle all of these - or is there an alternative

thanks

:rolleyes:
 

superbovine

macrumors 68030
Nov 7, 2003
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Lapdance Jockey said:
Hey all,

Just got the new mac - havent been on one since 1997

Anyway - i have all of these old windows movies - one in perticular DeafKaraoke.wmv that i cant open

Quicktime seems to take a crap when you try and open avi files too

will Windows media player handle all of these - or is there an alternative

thanks

:rolleyes:
vlc will handle some of that stuff. with windows media is still the best to handle windows format.
 

bousozoku

Moderator emeritus
Jun 25, 2002
13,979
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Gone but not forgotten.
WMP won't open a lot of WMV or AVI files for me.

I have:

  • QuickTime Player
  • Windows Media Player
  • Real Player
  • Video LAN Client

You might also want to try mplayer for Windows media files.
 

MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
10,650
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USA
Lapdance Jockey said:
Hey all,

Just got the new mac - havent been on one since 1997

Anyway - i have all of these old windows movies - one in perticular DeafKaraoke.wmv that i cant open

Quicktime seems to take a crap when you try and open avi files too

will Windows media player handle all of these - or is there an alternative

thanks

:rolleyes:
No opensource player can play all Windows Media files. If you want to play .wmv files, you should download Microsoft's Windows Media Player 9 for MacOS X. It will play all .wma audio and .wmv video except Windows Media 10 format stuff. To play WM 10 on the Mac, you need Virtual PC and Windows Media Player 10.
 
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