Quicktime movie not working.

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  1. Mac Rookie macrumors member

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    I have movies that I would like to watch but quicktime will not play them all Iam getting black screen I dl Xvid still not working.All my movies seem to play well on windows but nothing on mac. Thanks.
     
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    AVI.
    Is there a player out that can play every file ext on mac?
     
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    So why did you think that xVid, which only plays those files, would do it?

    Download WMV Player (the QuickTime addon) and Perian. That covers everything.
     
  5. Mac Rookie thread starter macrumors member

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    Xvid poped up on apple site when I tried to play a movie.
    thanks will try that.
     
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    Oh, that page of QuickTime components? Yeah, that page is annoying. It's not very helpful.:p
     
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    Is the name of the wmv flip4mac or wmv9?
     
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    Flip4Mac.
     
  9. cowfish macrumors member

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    you could also try vlc player for mac. will play just about everything. thats what I use for just about anything that isn't quicktime format.
     
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    VLC player will not play all of a movie i dl zshare what could be wrong?
     
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    No can this be found at apple?
     
  14. BPresley321 macrumors regular

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    I also vote for VLC. I haven't run into anything it won't play. It may not be perfect but plays more different file extensions than any player I have used.

    And it's light and quick...at least for me.
     
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    VLC player will not play all of a movie i dl zshare what could be wrong?
     
  17. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    More than likely, the file is corrupt. Are these torrented videos?
     
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    Then, where did you get the file, and what type is it?
     
  21. Mac Rookie thread starter macrumors member

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    From z shsare the file works fine at the zshare site.
     
  22. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What type is the file? .mov/.flv/.mpg/.avi?
     
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    WMV.
     
  24. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Is it protected by drm? If so, it will not play on a Mac. Period. You need windows for that.
     
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    How will I know if protected by drm? It only dl half of the movie and play half.
     

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