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

    Oct 7, 2007
    India, currently Zurich,Switzerland

    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

  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    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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