Videos not playing on Macbook

diegozuniga

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Oct 11, 2005
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I have a bunch of movies that I burned from my previous Ibook to play on my new Macbook. These are generaly mpg movies but no program in my Macbook lets me open them, I have tried VLC, Flip4Mac, and Quicktime. The only message that I get is an error in VLC and it says, "main: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `WMV3'. VLC probably does not support this sound or video format." I can hear the sounde but no picture is displayed.

These videos used to open fine in my Ibook and new most new videos that I try to download don't work as well. Please help, I need to see a lot of these videos for a class and this is killing me.

Thanks a lot,
 

dpaanlka

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Nov 16, 2004
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Are you sure you installed the current, Intel-native Flip4Mac version, and did so correctly? Because the older PowerPC version that you might still have from your iBook will not work.
 

diegozuniga

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Oct 11, 2005
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Yes i am positive in installed the right one. I also installed Windows Media Player and it doesn't play them their as well.
 

dpaanlka

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diegozuniga said:
Yes i am positive in installed the right one. I also installed Windows Media Player and it doesn't play them their as well.
You shouldn't install Windows Media player on any Mac, especially Intel ones.
 

andcraig

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May 28, 2005
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WMV3 is WMV9 which is the codec used by Windows Media Player 10.
Confusing isn't it.

Microsoft never felt like releasing the information necessary to run this on a Mac, or any other non-windows system for all i know.

I found a blog a while back where a guy compiled MPlayer with WMV3 support (i guess MS released it as part of ratifying the standard or some such, but it's not in any released software). I tried getting it to work but it would never compile properly for me.

Sorry.
 

Mernak

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Apr 9, 2006
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The newest flip4Mac should have done the trick, I have some wmv3 movies that won't play in vlc but play just fine in QT. mabye try to reinstall it.
 
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