Can not play WMV Files in Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by heldp, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. heldp macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2009
    Hi there all:

    I just bought Snow Leopard and am loving the new speed. but I am unable to play WMV video files. When I click on the icon, it says:
    "QuickTime Player must be installed to run this application."
    Quicktime is installed and it is updated with the new Snow Leopard.

    I downloaded the latest copy of WMV Player Flip for Mac and it did not correct the problem. I also did a software update and of course there are no updates.

    Note: I am able to view the video if I open Quicktime and open the video from within the file menu of the application. I only can not view it while directly double clicking on the video icon.

    Also, if I try to open WMV player directly, I get the same error message.
  2. broken-chaos macrumors regular


    Sep 2, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    Try using the Snow Leopard install disk and the install optional apps thing on it. You'll be wanting QuickTime Player 7. I think that'll fix your issue.

    QuickTime X, from what I heard, is a completely new creation (not just the player interface - the actual framework) that only currently plays H.264 and AAC natively - for everything else it needs the old QT7 frameworks and app installed, to call on those when needed.
  3. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    Did you download the latest Beta for SL?
  4. greatmaju macrumors member


    Aug 13, 2008
    A Little place i Call Terra
    To play WMV, FLV and AVI in quicktime X (Not sure if Flip4Mac or Perian makes any difference) Right clip on said format, and Get Info (Or click, and CMD+I) then under open With, just change it to QuickTime X, and press change all. WMV and maybe FLv takes longer to load then other formats.

    Quicktime 7 should be located in Applications/Utilities (This could be if you had Quicktime Pro though)
  5. InvalidUserID macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2008
    Palo Alto, CA
    I'm thinking about reverting back to a previous version of QT. While I can watch .wmv files with Flip4Mac beta, it takes sssssoooo loooonnngggg to load. This was never a problem with the old player.

  6. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Use VLC Player.

    Or just revert back to QuickTime 7 (found either in your Applications/Utilities/ folder or on your Mac OS X Snow Leopard DVD).
  7. greatmaju macrumors member


    Aug 13, 2008
    A Little place i Call Terra
    I don't have Flip4Mac beta on my macbook...
    But I have Perian. There's nothing on the web about which Formats QTX natively supports.
    Someone should go through a few of the more used formats and see.;)
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Download and install it :rolleyes:
  9. soms macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2007
    Couple things you can do:
    Easiest: Use VLC
    2nd easiest: Install/use Quicktime 7 with Flip4Mac
    3rd easiest: Use the Flip4Mac SL beta

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