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This is my first apple and im still learning the system. My question is can quicktime play wmv files? When i download and try to play them it says that it is a file that quicktime doesnt recognize. IS there something i can do to correct this?
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Yes, you can install windows media player for mac.

It's available at microsofts mac site: mactopia.com
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Yes, you can install windows media player for mac.

It's available at microsofts mac site: mactopia.com
Ok cool. But there isnt a way to get quicktime to play them instead of downloading windows media player? Im curious because on my pc when i downloaded quicktime it became my default player and it played all media files.
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I dont think you can, you can use mplayer or something to play it, or you can always
use snapz pro by ambrosia software, play the wmv in windows media player, and use snapz pro to capture that area of the screen as a video and save that as a quicktime movie.
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Don't worry about WMP stealing your file associations, it can't do that unless you say it's ok. Besides, it's an apple computer, you think iTunes would let itself be bullied by windows media player on home territory? I think not

I use it for my .wmv files, and that's all it is allowed to do...

Edit: I just checked, VLC will play .wmv files, but quicktime won't. So maybe just get VLC (which is useful anyway) and forget WMP...
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Id say use mplayer, vlc lacks many features and is usually sorta buggy:mac:
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Thanks for the input. Now that i have media player I have a question about that. How can i clear out the recent files. When i delete the file it still shows up in the player. I assume there is an option but i cant seem to find it
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I don't think there is an option to clear the recent list. If you trash "Windows Media Player Prefs" it will clear the list.

Your User Home/Library/Preferences/Windows Media Player Prefs
Or just do a find for the file and drag it from the results window to the trash.
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I don't think there is an option to clear the recent list. If you trash "Windows Media Player Prefs" it will clear the list.

Your User Home/Library/Preferences/Windows Media Player Prefs
Or just do a find for the file and drag it from the results window to the trash.
Thanks for the help. Its goint to take me awhile to get use to this whole mac thing.
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