Need App to watch WMV files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by davidlw, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. davidlw macrumors 6502a

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    Could someone suggest a easy and cheap App that will allow me to watch WMV files. I get emails all of the time that contain WMV files and I cannot watch them.
    Thanks
     
  2. thankins macrumors 6502

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    Perian I believe will play WMV files in QT - and it is free!

    www.perian.org


    And if that doesn't work then use Flip4Mac - it is great too!


    Hope that helps
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    No, it will not. However, Flip4Mac will.
     
  4. emiljan macrumors 6502

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    Perian will play .wmv just fine, plus a bunch of other file types. No need to install flip4mac.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Definitely get Perian if you don't already have it - it let's QuickTime play a ton more filetypes. VLC and Mplayer are two good tools to have as well! All are no-cost.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Perian doesn't play .wmv files. That's Flip4Mac that does that.

    http://www.perian.org/#detail
    http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac-wmv/overview.htm
     
  7. cerote macrumors 6502a

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    I use Flip4Mac also for WMV. Everything else is Perian.
     
  8. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

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    ++vlc

    edit: good heavens... the forums software won't even let us capitalize the acronym for Video LAN Client ??? (sheesh)
     
  9. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Movist also plays pretty much everything out there and is less clunky than either VLC or QT for my money. Some online streamed broadcasts coded in WMV will require Flip4Mac, though.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    VLC Player

    VLC
     

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