Can not open video sent from Windows.

420benz

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I had to download Iskysoft Video Converter to open a video sent from Windows.
Tried to attach the video,but it didn't work.
 
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GGJstudios

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I had to download Iskysoft Video Converter to open a video sent from Windows.
What format is the video? You shouldn't have to convert it.

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In order to find out, what may be wrong with your video, you can use the following three applications to analyse the video file.
When done, you can use the "Report" (VideoSpec) and "Export" (Media Inspector) button to export a report,
attachable to your next post via the
button.
In MediaInfo you have to go to the Menu Bar, select View > Text and copy the text via CMD+A > CMD+C and paste it via CMD+V into your next post.

If it is a WMV file, either use VLC Player or Movist or install Flip4Mac to play that file in QT Player.
 

420benz

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jan 11, 2012
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In order to find out, what may be wrong with your video, you can use the following three applications to analyse the video file.
When done, you can use the "Report" (VideoSpec) and "Export" (Media Inspector) button to export a report,
attachable to your next post via the Image button.
In MediaInfo you have to go to the Menu Bar, select View > Text and copy the text via CMD+A > CMD+C and paste it via CMD+V into your next post.

If it is a WMV file, either use VLC Player or Movist or install Flip4Mac to play that file in QT Player.
when i tried to open it a drop down menu said that QT needed more media.
 
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when i tried to open it a drop down menu said that QT needed more media.
With what exactly did you try to open it? Did you try VLC Player or Movist, as recommended before? Does VideoSpec not open the file you got? If all of the above does not work, as the above steps are a way to verify what your actual problem is and in order to help you, they should have been at least tried once, select the file in Finder, press CMD+I to open the Get Info window, expand the General and More Info sections there and make a screenshot and attach it to your next post.

Or is that not possible?