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MacNewbie 12-19-2006 10:31 PM

How to play .WMV files on MAC.OSX ?
 
do i have to download windows media player??

sorry for my dumb newbie questions :( ive been using pc for all my life so im still very green to world of mac

NanoBite 12-19-2006 10:35 PM

Download Flip4Mac

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/28842

QuickTime uses this plugin to ebable the playback of WMV without the need for Windows Media Player.

KoDorSean 12-19-2006 10:36 PM

you could also try VLC. you can also get it at www.versiontracker.com

Ice Cream Man 12-19-2006 10:54 PM

i like flip4mac because of how well it integrates. And works within the browser.

CrossBones 12-19-2006 10:56 PM

I guess M$ will no longer update the Media Player for Mac... So the Flip4Mac will be a necessity sooner or later.

dtravis7 12-19-2006 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrossBones (Post 290002)
I guess M$ will no longer update the Media Player for Mac... So the Flip4Mac will be a necessity sooner or later.

Yes, MS has totally backed off supporting WMP for OSX. Flip4Mac is doing a good job so far. Glad someone picked up the ball that MS dropped!

mr g5 12-19-2006 11:15 PM

only problem is Flip4mac is ppc.

dtownley1 12-19-2006 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CrossBones (Post 290002)
I guess M$ will no longer update the Media Player for Mac... So the Flip4Mac will be a necessity sooner or later.

I'd say it already is - media player for mac would always lag, and playing wmv through your browser would always open the player and try to stream it, slowly - very annoying. Flip4mac is worlds better than media player ever was.

NanoBite 12-20-2006 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr g5 (Post 290011)
only problem is Flip4mac is ppc.

Flip4Mac PPC/Intel:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17787

Ice Cream Man 12-20-2006 12:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pulse-8 (Post 290030)
Quote:

Originally Posted by mr g5
only problem is Flip4mac is ppc.

Flip4Mac PPC/Intel:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17787

Sometimes I'm curious as to weather people check before they post. :yinyang:

NanoBite 12-20-2006 12:21 AM

I'm certainly guilty of this myself...it's worse when you're helping someone...

Ice Cream Man 12-20-2006 12:24 AM

I've been in other mac forums for years, and I kinda gotten in the habit of having sources. Not to mention it makes it easier for the people you're helping if you can link them to something; something reputable, or official.

waymon 12-20-2006 02:16 AM

Only problem is that you can't encode with flip4mac unless you pay, I am a poor college student who can't afford food better then soup.

dtravis7 12-20-2006 02:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mr g5 (Post 290011)
only problem is Flip4mac is ppc.

Not true anymore. The Universal was released a couple of months back.

MacNewbie 12-20-2006 02:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dtravis7 (Post 290067)
Not true anymore. The Universal was released a couple of months back.



what is "ppc"?

and flip4mac is "pay only" ?are there any free alternatives


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