Opening up WMV files in Mac?

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  1. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to open up a .WMV video file in Mac. I received an email with that extention but would not open up?

    Thanks,

    Bob
     
  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    You can use VLC or Flip4Mac.

    VLC is an entire media player (like Quicktime), but Flip4Mac is a plug-in for Quicktime that allows it to play wmv files.
     
  3. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    shoot for flip4mac, i dont think you would want a whole other media player JUST for wmv, the flip4mac is a very useful plug-in

    Better go for flip4mac
     
  4. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    That's up to the OP to decide...you sound like Fox news, whereas I'm just presenting the various options ;)

    That said, I personally use Quicktime + Flip4Mac + Perian and can't remember the last time I had to fire up VLC (although I do keep it installed).

    :)
     
  5. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    im just saying my opinion
     
  6. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Perian is another excellent QT plug-in, however I believe the one format they have yet to incorporate is WMV. ;) It's great for MKV files and the like though...

    So yes, as with the others, I definitely recommend going with Flip4Mac.
     
  7. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all of the help!

    the Flip4mac worked great.

    Bob
     

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