Can't watch downloaded videos

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cuseorang3, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. cuseorang3 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys I have had my mac for about a year, but i still cant figure out how to watch downloaded movies on it.

    When i download torrents i can watch them, but whenver i actually download something directly it opens only as a document. When i try to open the download with quick time player it says " not video file"

    I would really appreciate step by step directions.
    Thanks
    Cuse
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    So you don't know what files you download, is that correct?

    What are the suffixes?


    PS:

    Warez/Serials/Keys.
    Do not post software serial numbers or keys or refer people to specific websites, software, or techniques whose purpose is to break or bypass software licensing methods, distribute cracks, or obtain or use commercial software or media in violation of its license and/or for copyright violation. Do not ask for or give such help.

    from http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:Forum_Rules#Things_Not_to_Do
     
  3. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    Try getting Perian ( http://perian.org/), it is a set of codecs.
    Or just get VLC, it can play almost every thing.
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

    Yes, because every video downloaded off the internet is warez and illegal :rolleyes:
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    No, it's not. I know that, I have several, but as it sounds from the OP s/he doesn't even know the file type and couldn't properly search for it.

    And as you might have read from my sig, I'm an arse.


    OP: What file types do you download and how? Are they big enough to contain the movie?
     
  5. cuseorang3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. Habitus macrumors 6502a

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    Get VLC, trust me. It plays just about any codec; even ISO files!

    Cheers,

    Habitus :apple:
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    There is an "How to watch this replay" link on that site:
    http://www.gamereplays.org/battlefo...ab=popular&show=details&id=103814&page=how_to

    It seems you have to load the file (.rep - short for repository maybe) via the game and watch it there, as that file is not big enough to contain actual video data (except some seconds of it maybe).

    I'm sorry about the warez part in my first post.


    EDIT:


    Have you looked at the link and downloaded the file? There is nothing VLC can do with that.
     
  8. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    From that page:
    Could this be the reason..?
     
  9. cuseorang3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jackerin nice find i dont know how i missed that.
    But i am still having trouble watching the replay on my pc which has the game on it.
    Sorry i am not very good with downloading and all its complications step by step will appreciated on how to watch on my pc if any one knows.
    Thanks
    Cuse
     
  10. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you taken a look at the link I gave in my earlier post? There is an "How to" page.
     
  11. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. I am sure you will get many responses detailing how to get replays playing on a Windows game from a Mac-based forum. Especially when posted in the wrong section with a misleading topic.
     
  12. blake836 macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps he won't. However, there is not need to be such a tit about it.
     
  13. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps. But if he can't even be bothered doing a tiny bit of research on his own and expects to be spoonfed instructions that were already linked earlier then I say he deserves that tiny bit of ridicule.
     
  14. blake836 macrumors newbie

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    I do not see how anyone deserves to be ridiculed. Especially some kid on an internet forum asking for a little help.

    Hi there, I'm a human being! What are you?
     
  15. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a person offering my free time to actually help other people on forums on the internet. Contrary to what you may believe though, I do not see my time as being worthless, so when people post a misleading question that could have been solved on their end with very little effort on their part, I get somewhat annoyed at that person.

    If, through ridiculing them, they will stop and think for one second the next time and post the question in a better worded way, or even (gasp!) be able to solve the problem on their own, then having random people on the internet accuse me of being inhuman is a small price to pay.

    But perhaps if you have nothing better to do with your time than to post moralizing rants in random threads then you could install Windows, get that game and see how to get those replays running, then post a detailed step-by-step instruction in very simple language so this kid on this internet forum can understand how to do it.
     

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