Playing WMV files on a mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fraser1980, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. fraser1980 macrumors member

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    #1
    A couple of months ago, I was sent some WMV files that I need to watch.

    I installed Flip4mac and the files would play sound but no video. I have since upgraded to snow leopard and now it won't even play the sound. It shows me a status bar telling me that it is processing the file and then I get an error message telling me "additional software may be required to play this file"

    Anyone know how can I get these files to work?

    Many thanks
     
  2. fraser1980 thread starter macrumors member

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    update: Also tried with the flip4mac beta to no avail
     
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  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    What are the versions of the codecs for the audio and video tracks? It sounds like your WMV files may be WMV 10 or even WMV 11. If this is the case, then you need Windows with the new version of Windows Media Player installed. Nothing on the Mac plays anything past WMV 9.
     

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