.wmv.wmx video will not load

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by guyjincj, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. guyjincj macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2010
    I'm trying to watch a video for my online class and I'm about to snap. It's wmv format, the audio loads fine but the vid won't. I'm using Flip4Mac. I also tried using WindowsMediaPlayer 9 and Quicktime directly but I get an error.

    With Quicktime I get "The movie contains an invalid data reference"

    With WMP I get "This file may not play correctly because it was compressed using a codec that is not supported"

    I've searched for a solution all day, and nothing!

    I also tried Firefox and Chrome..and downloading the file and opening it with a text editor. I get a reference but when I paste it on safari, it doesn't work. Says page unavailable.

    I'm using Safari 4 and Mac OS X 10.5.8

    Anyone knows how to fix it?

    This is why I HATE Microsoft!
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Have you tried VLC?

    Online classes tend to love to use funky video codecs that require a Windows PC.
  3. Hammer97e macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2009
    Try Perian. Once I started using that I deleted Flip4Mac.
  4. guyjincj thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2010
    Thanks guys..I tried both Perian and VLC, neither worked.

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