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    .wmv on a mac
    hey folks, how can i watch .wmv files on a mac? I get emails form friends that have these types of files attatched that i would like to watch. is there a freeware program i can load? link please, thanks, steve

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    Do NOT and I repeat, do NOT install windows media player on your Mac. Instead download flip4mac. http://www.flip4mac.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattlike View Post
    Do NOT and I repeat, do NOT install windows media player on your Mac. Instead download flip4mac. http://www.flip4mac.com/
    why not?

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    WMP for Mac was declared end of life about a year ago. Not to mention it basically doesn't play well with Intel Macs.

    Flip4Mac is the official replacement and is even linked to from Microsoft's own site when looking for WMP for Mac.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoDorSean View Post
    why not?
    I should have phrased things better so I apologize.

    I installed it on my C2D iMac and had a lot of problems with it and when I tried to uninstall it, it wasn't as simple as just dragging and dropping to the trash as it installed all this stuff there it would not let me get rid of it. It was a real PITA to get rid of it. So from my personal experience, life is much easier with installing Flip4Mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    WMP for Mac was declared end of life about a year ago. Not to mention it basically doesn't play well with Intel Macs.
    Precisely!

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    VLC Media Player shall do this for you. And it's Freeware.

    You can get it here http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14738

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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    WMP for Mac was declared end of life about a year ago. Not to mention it basically doesn't play well with Intel Macs.

    Flip4Mac is the official replacement and is even linked to from Microsoft's own site when looking for WMP for Mac.
    news to me. thanks!

    I was on the M-F honor roll for month : May 2007

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattlike View Post
    I should have phrased things better so I apologize.

    I installed it on my C2D iMac and had a lot of problems with it and when I tried to uninstall it, it wasn't as simple as just dragging and dropping to the trash as it installed all this stuff there it would not let me get rid of it. It was a real PITA to get rid of it. So from my personal experience, life is much easier with installing Flip4Mac.
    makes sense.

    I was on the M-F honor roll for month : May 2007

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    does VLC media player play .wmv files? also is the flip4mac free??

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    yes it does (VLC). I know I play them at my mbp.

    I've never used flip4mac, although I've heard good things about it.

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