How Do I Get Video To Play?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by BeeS4335, May 14, 2008.

  1. BeeS4335 macrumors member

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    Apologies for my naiveté but I've recently switched to MacBook Air. I would very much like to watch video clips from my local newspaper but when I click to watch I'm told I don't have the plug-in/MIME. It leads me to a page for download but all that does is give me a document in Text Edit. It appears as hieroglyphics/gobbledygook. Is anyone able to tell me what I should do to get this really wonderful little machine to play Windows style video clips?
     
  2. juro macrumors member

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    Download the Flip4Mac plugin for Quicktime.

    This will let you play WMV clips.
     
  3. krye macrumors 68000

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  4. BeeS4335 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. Took a couple of goes (probably me) but works well. Except I have to launch it before playing a video clip. Is that normal?
     
  5. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You only have to launch it once to install. Once it's installed you don't need the installer or launching it anymore.
     

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