Need Help With Opening Wmv Files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Quasiperfectto, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Quasiperfectto macrumors member

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    I tried flip4 mac and stix, but still not able to open music videos that I had downloaded on my old windows pc. I have tried to open these files on my iMac with no success. The files are all WMV video files. Please help :-(
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Are you sure the files aren't protected Windows Media files?
     
  3. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried VLC? You should be able to find it on VersionTracker.
     
  4. Quasiperfectto thread starter macrumors member

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    Eidorian, how can I tell if the files are protected windows media file? If they are, is there a way around it? Thanks, I appreciate your response
     
  5. Quasiperfectto thread starter macrumors member

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    Corvus, yes I also tried VLC, doesn't work either.
     
  6. Quasiperfectto thread starter macrumors member

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    I have the old WMV files on my portable hard drive which I connect to my iMac.
     
  7. Wikinerd macrumors 6502

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    sorry, mate; if VLC doesn't work then I'm not sure if anything ever will. (probably corrupted or smth) do they play in Windows' windows media player?
     
  8. Quasiperfectto thread starter macrumors member

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    Help

    The videos play on my windows pc only. But I'm not using my old pc anymore.
     
  9. Wikinerd macrumors 6502

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    do they still play? if they do, your best bet is to run them through a codec converter (not sure if there are any free ones out there tho)
     

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