Why only 1 second of total video playback?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by deceptichop, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. deceptichop macrumors regular

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    Gentlemen,

    Ive noticed that a couple of websites that have only .wmv available to download movies. I am running a Mac G4 with OS Tiger and Opera/Safari/Firefox for the net. I can easily play wmv's with my QTpro and or VLC.

    The movies that I typically DL are usually 300 to 400 megs. They completely DL on my browser (Opera, Safari, or Firefox) after about 10 minutes or so. However once I DL the .wmv files onto my harddrive , they show up at only about 3 or 4 kb!!?? So thats about a total of like .2 seconds of play back!!?? Therefore one second of total playback.

    I believe this is not an Apple vs Windows issue, but something else. Any ideas?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    It would help to provide links so others can try to replicate your issue. All I can suggest right now is to download and install Flip4Mac.
     
  3. deceptichop thread starter macrumors regular

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    KingYaba,

    THanks for your swift reply! Unfortunately I failed to mention in my post that I have Flip4Mac and Perian.

    Fortuneately, I found out my problem. The reason why the wmv's werent DL'ing was that I didnt have the latest version of Perian. I DL'd the latest version and it TOTALLY fixed the problem!!!

    Thank guys!
     

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