How to play VC-1 codec on 10.6 ?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by cjoy, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. cjoy macrumors member

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    I'm trying to find a way to play a VC-1 encoded video stream on a Snow Leopard system.

    Google tells me, manually installing Flip4Mac and the outdated Quicktime Pro v7 could work. Both are not really welcome on my system, so I'd like to find a way to play VC-1 encoded video by other means.

    Has anyone found a way to accomplish this... or maybe a way to convert the stream (on mac!)?
     
  2. cjoy thread starter macrumors member

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    VLC and MPlayer OSX dont render the video stream... audio only. :rolleyes:
     
  3. martinX macrumors 6502a

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    What? You want moving pictures as well? Kids these days...
    :D
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    VC-1 is supposed to be an open standard. However, it clings closely to its proprietary Microsoft roots. The free version of Flip4Mac can play Windows Media 9 Advanced (VC-1). Your inability to play this format indicates that your VC-1 file may be Windows Media 10 or higher. Nothing on the Mac can play Windows Media 10 or higher. You do, however, hang by one last thread. Microsoft Silverlight is supposed to support VC-1. Hopefully, the latest Mac version of Silverlight supports your VC-1 file.
     

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