installing WMP

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  1. medicscott macrumors 6502a

    medicscott

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    so here is a screen shot of the error i get...trying to install windows media player...cuz this .avi movie i have said to install it! thx
     

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  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    Just download VLC Player, and use that. Problem solved. :D
     
  3. medicscott thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    this is what happens with VLC....thats why im trying to do WMP
     

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  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    You need to download StuffIt Expander, in order to install WMP7.

    TEG
     
  5. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    You won't have any more luck with Windows Media Player since it doesn't play AVI files.
     
  6. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    As recommended above: use Flip4Mac.

    Windows Media Player is hugely out of date and Flip4Mac is the Microsoft endorsed method now.
     
  7. medicscott thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so flip4mac is for quicktime then right? your telling me to 86 WMP??
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Microsoft stopped development of the Windows Media Player for MacOS X years ago. It now recommends Telestream's Flip4Mac WMV QuickTime codec. However, this will likely not allow you to play .avi video. Most .avi video files are DivX-based. I strongly recommend that you download and install the DivX codec. You may also download and install the Perian codec suite to handle virtually every video format extant.

    For future reference: If you need access to Stuffit archives, download and install Stuffit Expander. It will decompress virtually every archive that you will encounter on the Mac.
     

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