What do I use to open a .wmv file?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ljrkrispes, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. ljrkrispes macrumors member

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    New to Apple...have tried to open files emailed to me. I get a message saying that this is a binary file,and the default program to open it is Text.Edit
    But all I get is gibberish....help! Linda
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Or you could try VLC. That plays any video and audio I've thrown at it for the past few years.

    Flip4Mac is a plugin (?) for Quicktime. VLC is a totally separate program. Perian also does the trick, it's another plugin and adds more functionality than Flip4Mac.
     
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    then set the .wmv file to always open with WMV Player instead of QuickTime Player to get a WMV icon.
     
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