The Quest for WMV and AVI on Mac.

Reno404

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May 19, 2006
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Hey guys!

I've been out of the mac-world for 3 weeks now (my MB was sent back to be replaced ) and even though i made a clone of my previous MB, it now seems that I can't play some videos that i was able to play on my previous MB. I installed Flip4Mac then. I did it again now, but it won't work.

Anything I should do/download to be able to view as many video files as possible on an Intel MacBook (pleonasm I know)?

Thanks for your help!
 

Chundles

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Jul 4, 2005
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Reno404 said:
Hey guys!

I've been out of the mac-world for 3 weeks now (my MB was sent back to be replaced ) and even though i made a clone of my previous MB, it now seems that I can't play some videos that i was able to play on my previous MB. I installed Flip4Mac then. I did it again now, but it won't work.

Anything I should do/download to be able to view as many video files as possible on an Intel MacBook (pleonasm I know)?

Thanks for your help!
Well, most WMVs will play in Flip4Mac so I'd go about repairing that installation by deleting the preference pane, the application and every other file associated with Flip4Mac (just do a spotlight search for "Flip4Mac") and then re-install it.

As for nearly any other format you can think of, VLC media player is indispensable and circumvents the region coding on your DVD player when you use it to play DVD.
 

Reno404

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May 19, 2006
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Brussels, Yurop
I just did. I erased it all, emptied the trash bin, then installed Flip4Mac 2.1, opened quicktime by clicking on the Flip4Mac icon, and I still can't view files I used to be able to view before. I get sound, but only a white screen.

Anyone knows how to fix this??
 

Reno404

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May 19, 2006
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Brussels, Yurop
Never mind me, I software-update Quicktime and OS X alltogether and now it works fine. My bad.

But have a great day, all you who read this! :)
 

spicyapple

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Jul 20, 2006
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Try Perian. It allows you to play AVIs encoded in Divx and Xvid, as well as many other formats inside QT Player.
 

Josias

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Mar 10, 2006
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kgarchar said:
Download VLC for mac, it's awesome
I believe Quicktime is way better.

1. Better GUI.
2. Live video in the dock (awesome feature).
3. Doesn't crash. VLC crashes every 2 weeks.
4. Fullscreen - get the Quicktime Fullscreen widget.
5. Get Perian and Flip4Mac, and you will be able to play more formats than in VLC.
6. Quicktime guide.
7. Made by Apple.
8. Etc...:D
 

Josias

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Mar 10, 2006
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aquanutz said:
Three things you'll need to play any file:

VLC (best video player)
Perian (codecs for quicktime)
Flip4Mac (WMV codec for quicktime)
Why would you get VLC? How is it the best?:confused: :p
 

Sdashiki

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Aug 11, 2005
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Behind the lens
because VLC will play almost anything, even when you KNOW you have the right codec and QT refuses to play it, or only gives you sound, or only video etc etc.

VLC has absolutley NOTHING on QT in terms of what it can DO, but VLC kicks QT's ass in terms of what it can PLAY.
 

spicyapple

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VLC has playlists and fullscreen without having to shell out $25 or fishing for a script in QT.

VLC is a bit fussy and user-unfriendly with its preferences but otherwise a worthy addition in the Dock next to Quicktime Player.
 
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