Win Media Player 9

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  1. kenglade macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone used Windows Media Player 9 for Mac? Results? I'm having trouble opening .wmv files.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    What kind of Mac are you on?

    WMP9 is long dead, you should use Flip4Mac now.
     
  3. kenglade thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Win Media Player 9

    Shows how little I know.

    I'm using a PowerMac running Leopard, but .wmv files won't open with Quicktime. Let me check out FlipMac4. Many thanks.
     
  4. kenglade thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Win media Player 9

    Sorry. Should have been Flip4Mac
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No problem. While you're at it, I'd suggest installing Perian as well. It will allow you to play just about any format.

    So, you already have Flip4Mac installed and it isn't working? Are the wmv files you're trying to play protected?

    If so, there is no way to play protected WMV files on Mac.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    No, I think that he just spelled it wrong and was correcting himself because he doesn't know how to edit yet. :)

    He wrote FlipMac4.
     
  7. kenglade thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Win Media Player 9

    I love this MR site. Many thanks. Will give 'em a whirl and let you know.
     
  8. kenglade thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Win Media Player 9

    Ooops, forgot to ask: Will Flip4Mac eun on Firefox 3? Also, although earlier posts indicated it was free, it apparently now costs $29.

    I'm not interested in protected files; just opening files I get via email.
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It is a quicktime plugin, so yes, it will run in FF3. And the player is free.
     
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