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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by KooBrewoP, Mar 20, 2005.
Has anyone found a way to play WMV9 files yet?
It's called Windows Media Player 9. You can download it on the Microsoft web site.
I believe you can also use MplayerOSX or VLC. Google either of those, and they can be your default player for all video files.
VLC is a most excellent player, on OS X AND Windows. It seems to come with every codec under the sun included!
Windows Media 9 and 10 are closed proprietary Microsoft formats. Only Windows Media 9 can play Windows Media 9 files on the Mac. Nothing on the Mac plays Windows Media 10. VLC can handle every version of Windows Media prior to 9. For this format, VLC displays the following error message:
And if you need an amazing video converter use ffmpegX...no "THIS FILE WAS MADE USING AN UNREGISTERED VERSION OF..." messages on your saved files...and you can choose what audio codec you want to use, video codec, etc.
ok sorry i did not make myself clear, i already got VLC
( main: no suitable decoder module for fourcc `WMV3'.
VLC probably does not support this sound or video format. )
Will ffmpegx handel this format?
The only player on a Mac that will play the video is Windows Media Player 9.
It's a terrible port (much slower than it is on a PC) but there's not much we can do about it.
The best thing to do is to ask the content provider for a different format. If nobody complains, then they'll continue to distribute their videos in the awful WMV9 format.
um i already have Win MP, 9 series, on that i get a "cannot play back the file. The file format is invalid"
Is it a Windows Media 10 file?
WMV 9 files can only by played on Windows Media Player.
WMV 10 files cannot currently be played on Macs. Thankfully I haven't come across anything only in this format yet that is worth viewing.
How come WMP files look terrible on a mac but good on windows?!? :Q that totally sucks.