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eatinwokout
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Hey,

Yes I do admit I am a newbie for macs. But for the record, I do NOT regret switching from my PC. But that does not come without a little trouble. Im hoping someone out there can help me out. I currently have an ibook, and it does have the usual quicktime installed as well as realone player and windows media player. I recently downloaded some movies from a friend but now have a hard time playing them. I often see a window pop up saying that the file is not recognized. An example of a file is below:

[tmd]love.actually(sws).ts.(dvd-rip).wmv

For that what additional software or player do i need to download. Any help would be appreciated.

derek
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goodolebwinches
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There is a free AVI player out there called VLC Player. VLC plays some, but not all AVIs. You probably need the codecs from DIVX PRO. If you're downloading movies.....then you should have no trouble finding a hacked DIVX PRO PLAYER.
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Originally Posted by goodolebwinches
There is a free AVI player out there called VLC Player. VLC plays some, but not all AVIs. You probably need the codecs from DIVX PRO. If you're downloading movies.....then you should have no trouble finding a hacked DIVX PRO PLAYER.

well should i be having problems if the file has the extension .avi, .wma, .mpeg, .mpg. if i have quicktime, windows media player, and real? do the letters within the file name mean anything? .ts, tmd, etc?
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StarManta
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ERm.... the file is a WMV. That means it needs *shudder* Windows Media Player (available somewhere on microsoft's web site). As much as WMP for mac sucks, you're pretty much stuck with it as the format is quite proprietary.
However, for all other files, MPlayer is easily the best option.
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