How Do I Get Video To Play?

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

  1. BeeS4335 macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2008
    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

    Nov 11, 2007
    Download the Flip4Mac plugin for Quicktime.

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


    Aug 21, 2007
  4. BeeS4335 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2008
    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


    Jun 27, 2007
    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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