Need help playing some old .wav files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by greggarchibald, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. greggarchibald macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2005
    I have about 10 old .wav file that were originally downloaded onto my PC before I switched to Apple. I then imported to my apple by using an external hard drive.

    the files are about a minute each - so, not particularly big. They are assigned to quicktime by default, which won't open the files. Neither will real player. I have tried in itunes too - but unsuccessful.

    Any thoughts?

  2. dubbz macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2003
    Alta, Norway
    Tried VLC?

    Could be that they're using some weird audio codec, but VLC should be able to play them.
  3. greggarchibald thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2005
    didn't work

    Thanks, I just downloaded VLC and it didn't recognize the codec. It gave the error with the following (undf). Not sure what it means.

    Anything other suggestions
  4. untamedhysteria macrumors regular


    Jul 31, 2005
    are you sure they are really true .wav files? maybe try changing the ending with .aiff instead...since wav is for windows and .aiff is for mac...i don't remember exactly but i thought my wav files worked just fine...i burned them to cd and transfered then that way into itunes...maybe try that...
  5. baleensavage macrumors 6502a

    Aug 2, 2005
    On an island in Maine
    You can also download (cringe) Windows Media Player for OS X. It's a bad app, but it should play your wmv files. I've tried to find a way to convert my wavs to movs, but have not had any luck. I've noticed some problems with VLC and wmv files.

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