Windows Media Player for Mac ? ? ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lugesm, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. lugesm macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    Anyone using this? Is there a downside to having this program on my iMac?

    Would appreciate comments from anyone using this program.

    Thanks,
    L
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    Downside? Yes. It's unsupported.

    Get Flip4Mac.
     
  3. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    Someone also recommended a program called "VLC."

    Any thoughts or comparisons?

    Thanks,
    L
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    VLC works great for those oddball formats Flip4Mac and Perian can't play, such as MKV. I recommend you get all 3 - that way, you're covered unless you encounter a WM file wrapped in MS DRM, which none of those can play.
     
  5. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    I went to the "Flip4Mac" site and found a link to MS to download a QuickTime plug-in that provides just the capability to read WMV and WMA files, both on the computer and on the Internet through Safari. This plug-in for QuickTime was free and seems to work OK.

    Thanks for your help and advice.

    Regards,
    L
     
  6. marmiteturkey macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for VLC - seem to have a lot of movie files that QT can't handle, even with Flip4Mac installed. Best to have both, as they're both free...
     
  7. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    I use Quicktime along with the Perian Codec.

    Perian will install in your System Preferences and allow you to watch practically every video format in Quicktime.

    I used VLC for awhile, but didn't like having 2 different video players, when I would only use one.

    http://perian.org/
     

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