playing a .wmv on my MBP

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  1. jdzialak macrumors regular

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    All of a sudden .wmv files that are in emails do not play for me. They have audio but no video.
    I have been able to view them before...

    Any ideas?

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this question.


    Joe
     
  2. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    Generally, you need Flip4Mac to be able to play .wmv's on a Mac.

    My version of Flip4Mac was just updated as it was out of date, so that might be happening to you and it's just not telling you?

    Try updating it and see what happens.

    Cheers.
     
  3. jdzialak thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have Flip4Mac. I'll try th update.

    Thanks,

    Joe
     
  4. jdzialak thread starter macrumors regular

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    I went to the Flip4Mac site and got the latest version.
    My .wmv's still won't play.


    Joe
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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  6. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    Did they play in Quicktime before? If I remember correctly, there have been a few QT updates lately, I wonder if one of them broke it?

    I usually only install the Flip4Mac stuff and the DIVX package of codecs, and that takes care of everything.

    So maybe try downloading the DIVX package too. It's free from divx.com.

    Good luck.

    Cheers.
     
  7. ToastMaster macrumors regular

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    I've had problems with VLC and WMVs before. It's crashed in the middle or pooped out on the sound. Kind of odd because it's perfect for everything else.
     
  8. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Have you tried the latest version of VLC?
     

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