Wmv Won't Play In Vlc Or Quicktime?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by machelp1010, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. machelp1010 macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I have an iBook g4. Some recent movies I have downloaded will open up in these applications, but the screen will be black or freeze on one frame?

    I tried using visual hub, and they play fine if I convert them to a different format. But this takes a very long time.

    Is it just that my computer can't handle the videos? or someething that converts 400mb videos reallyfast?

    Are there any codecs to download?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Give Flip4Mac a try for WMV. It's a Quicktime plug-in.
     
  3. machelp1010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have flip4mac and quicktime pro.

    Still doesn't work.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Are you sure it's not some form of DRM'd WMV?
     
  5. machelp1010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. machelp1010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the movies work when I convert them to .mpg in visualhub, but that takes so long.

    as is, they open, but they either freeze up or are just black.
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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  8. sOwL macrumors 6502

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    i have perian, quicktime pro, flip4mac. Still, sometimes some .wmv or .avi files "refuse" to play. Just to clear things out, not every .wmv file has the same encoding with another .wmv. This is true for every video format. But anyway, vlc never let me down, it worked with every file i tried to play (uhh maybe exept .rmvb but who cares anyway). Have you got the latest version of vlc?
     
  9. brop52 macrumors 68000

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    Many times people choose the incorrect extension for what the video file actually is. If you change it it may open correctly.
     
  10. kolax macrumors G3

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    What's the bitrate and resolution of the files? If it's too high, your iBook might struggle.
     

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