Help with Video and Pictures please!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Willow31, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. Willow31 macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2006
    Ok, I've got two problems.

    First, I'm trying to play a video file that my friend burned on a Cd for me. Its a .wmv file. Is there any program I can download or anything I can do to play this file? I've got a MacBook. I've tried downloading a few things from the Windows Media Player website but nothing is working....

    Second, could someone tell me how to save pictures that you find online? On the PC you just right click on them and save as, but on the mac if you go to save as it saves to whole page as a web archive instead of just the picture on as .jpg or other picture file. Could someone help please?

  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Both problems easily solved.

    1) Get Flip4Mac here: . It has just gone universal and will help ya out with those WMV's

    2) Do you have a 2 button mouse? For graphics in your browser you use the same method as in Windows. Either right click and select save image, or click and hold on the graphic until the contexual menu appears, or finally use Control-Click for the contexual menu. Make sure you do save image, and not download target. What browser are you using?
  3. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    To save an image, cant you just click, drag and drop it on your desktop?
    thats always worked for me:)
  4. DarkNetworks macrumors 68000


    Apr 12, 2005
    "sometimes" MPlayer OS X does play .wmv files correctly. Mine works sometimes. Or else, the Windows Media Player should work. Or if worst, then use Flip4Mac.
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Egad, don't save Flip4Mac for the last option, it should be the first one. MS's Windows Media Player is dead--even Microsoft themselves admitted it when they paid Flip4Mac to give their codec away for free. And before that, when it cost $20, it was worth every penny--I bought it.

    So install Flip4Mac, and just about any WMV should play properly. If it doesn't, the chances are it simply won't play on a Mac--it's either licensed media (for which there is currently no Mac support, period), or funky in some way.

    And for the saving images, Xander562 said it--just drag and drop. You can, if you prefer, also control click on the image and select "Save image..." from the context menu (if you have a one-button mouse, control-click is the equivalent of right clicking).

    By the way... Xander and Willow in the same thread?
  6. Willow31 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2006
    Thanks so much everyone!

    One more question though, what is "control clicking"?
    I have a one button mouse so I'll try the click and drag thing...

    thanks again!
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Hold down Control on the keyboard, and then click.
    I recommend buying a two button mouse though. Control clicking is annoying.

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