.wmv hopeless?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by miTunes75, May 12, 2008.

  1. miTunes75 macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2006
    I have a video file in .wmv format. If I use flip4mac, it uses quicktime and I have no picture, just sound. If I use VLC, I have video and no sound. I thought mac was supposed to be easy. What am I doing wrong, here?
  2. Morod macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
    If the file is actually .wmv2, it's an obscure codec that most apps can't convert. You can try this page which allows one to convert for free almost any format:


    Good luck. I have one relative who sends everything on .wmv2, so I use that site a lot!
  3. duysibo macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2008
    i got same problem too,trying your website now,thanks very much
  4. calguy macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2008
    San Franciso Bay Area
    This happens to me frequently, too. I have .avi files that need to be converted,also. These are ones that have been downloaded as a .rar file and must be decompressed. A little more often I am really finding mpg4 files which is nice. Back to the problem. I use VisulHub for all my conversions. It uses H.264 encoding(if you want to) and there are many controls for type of output and where you want to play the files, included the iPhone or iTunes. Yes, this one will cost you $24 at http://www.techspansion.com/ . It is well worth it. They do updates when changes to products appears for screen sizes and it will deinterlace those TV files that need it. The free converter has a file size limit and I don't know how long it takes for the conversions. It stitches separate files together. As you can see, I have been using this for awhile now and am learning a lot about formats and quality from experimenting. Good luck.:)
  5. kcuf macrumors newbie

    Feb 29, 2008
    It's not because of Mac man. I use QuickTime Pro. And with the support of three applications: DivX, Flip4mac and Perian, no file that I couldn't open so far. Moreover, QuickTime Pro could also transfer any kind of movie (.wmv, .flv, .mkv for HD,...) to .mov. And that's really helpful for someone who want to burn movie to DVD or CD.

    So you just need to add 3 support applications, and update Quicktime Pro. You will find Mac as easy as pie. :)

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