Can not play WMV Files in Leopard

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  1. heldp macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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 68030

    testcard

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    Did you download the latest Beta for SL?
     
  4. greatmaju macrumors member

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    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

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    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.

    Grrr...:mad:
     
  6. kolax macrumors G3

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    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

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    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

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    Download and install it :rolleyes:
     
  9. soms macrumors 6502

    soms

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    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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