Can't play WMV even though I have Flip4Mac

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  1. m7ammed macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have some WMV files that wont play , I have installed the latest Flip4Mac software. Even VLC wont play saying I don't have the right codecs, any ideas?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Use VideoSpec to analyse the problematic .wmv files (take a sample) and post the report in your next reply.
     
  3. m7ammed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Code:
    ***** First Analyzed File Results *****
    
    *** General Parameters ***
    - Name: 04 - Basic TCPIP - Addressing Fundamentals.wmv
    - Container: ASF (Active Streaming Format)
    - Creation Date: 2010-04-01 6:50:59 AM
    - Size: 11.9 MiB
    - Duration: 0:39:47
    - Bitrate: 42.0 Kbps
    - Encoding Library: Undefined
    - Encoding Application: Undefined
    
    *** Video Track Parameters ***
    - Format: Windows Media Screen
    - Size: 5.51 MiB (46%)
    - FourCC: MSS2
    - Track number(s): 2
    - Bitrate: Max.: Undefined
       Average: 19.4 Kbps
       Min.: Undefined
    - Frame rate (fps): Max.: Undefined
       Average: 15.000
       Min.: Undefined
    - Bitrate mode: Variable
    - Encoding profile: Undefined
    - Resolution: 24 bits
    - Width (Pixel number): 800
    - Height (Pixel number): 600
    - Pixel Aspect Ratio: Undefined
    - Display aspect ratio: 4:3
    - Chroma subsampling format: Undefined
    - TV standard: Undefined
    - Interlacing: Undefined
    - Encoding library: Undefined
    - Additional Parameters: Bits/(Pixel*Frame) ratio: 0.003
    
    *** Audio Track(s) Parameters ***
    - Format: Windows Media Audio 9 Voice
    - Size: 5.68 MiB (48%)
    - FourCC: 0xA
    - Number(s) and language(s): 1: Undefined
    - Details: -
    - Profile: Voice
    - Bitrate: 20.0 Kbps
    - Bitrate mode: Constant
    - Resolution: 16 bits
    - Rate: 22.05 KHz
    - Channel(s): mono
    - Position: -
    - Encoding Library: Undefined
    - Additional Parameters: Not available
    
    *** Miscellaneous ***
    - Subtitle(s): No Subtitle
    - Metadata: Album: Undefined
       Part number:  Undefined
       Track name: Undefined
       Track name number:  Undefined
       Performer: Undefined
       Screenplayer/Writer: Undefined
       Genre: Undefined
       Encoded date: UTC 2007-11-01 00:17:28.687
       Comment: Undefined
       Album artist: Undefined
       Grouping: Undefined
       Copyright: Undefined
    
    
    
    
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Your report shows the file as being an .asf file, which is not exactly a .wmv file, though it can be embedded into .wmv files.

    Flip4Mac can't handle .asf files?

    I don't know much about ASF anymore, but I find it astonishing, that they got 39 minutes into 12MB, even with a framerate of 15 per second and only roughly 6MB saved for the video, that is 2KB per frame, even with 800 x 600, the content will most likely only be text and maybe some simple graphics, though the file name suggests something like that.

    Wherever you got it, maybe you can get another version of that file?
     
  5. m7ammed thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there a way I could convert them on my windows machine to .mp4?
     
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  7. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Try this page for a list of all available players and plugins for OSX.

    Personally, I prefer Movist and use MPEG Streamclip for the obscure formats.
     

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