Trying to find a media player for WMV/DivX etc


risc

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ArcticFox said:
Any good free ones out there that support, at minimum, DivX and Windows Media files?
I'd been using VLC in Panther seemed reasonably buggy in Tiger so I started using MPLayer OS X seemed okay, then I saw someone mention XinePlayer so I gave that a go, it's my current Tiger media player of choice, it works with heaps of codecs (all 3 seem to handle the exact same codecs) but ymmv with Windows media, but then you could just install WMP for Mac?

I'd of posted links for all of these but it's been a long day at work and GIYF.
 

solaris

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VLC and MPlayerOSX playback most video codecs.
The only exception that comes to my mind are WMV3. WMV2 play fine though.
 

ArcticFox

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Thanks - I didn't realize that Microsquash made a Mac version of Media Player. I will, however, give those other ones a try.
 

Soulstorm

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ArcticFox said:
Thanks - I didn't realize that Microsquash made a Mac version of Media Player. I will, however, give those other ones a try.
VLC imo is the best program for most formats out there, with the exception of WMV3 which can be played only using Windows Media Player. Also, VLC was a little buggy in Tiger (version 0.8.1) but now it has been updated to 0.8.2 beta2 and runs fine, at least in my computer. I wouls strongly suggest this player.