m3u files - not playing in itunes or quicktime

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chan2004, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. chan2004 macrumors regular

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    Oct 7, 2007
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    India, currently Zurich,Switzerland
    #1
    Hi,

    which all players can open m3u files

    I have an m3u file which plays video in vlc player.

    I would like to watch it in quicktime, itunes or real player

    when i open it in itunes, it shows a tab telling the url is being opened. but once its complete, the file doesn't play.
    I have opened the m3u file in textedit and got a link.
    when i use this link directly in safari also, it won't work

    so, how can i see this streaming video in itunes or quicktime

    thanks
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
    #2
    Open up VLC and figure out what format the stream is in - this can be done, I'd assume, by looking at the video's info (I haven't used VLC in ages so I don't remember the exact command).

    Once that's done, try to locate and install a QuickTime plugin that handles this format - for example, if it's a Windows Media file, Flip4Mac will handle it.
     

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