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    WMV problem
    ive tired searching this on google but havent found anything helpfull

    i have a few wmv videos that i moved form my pc when i switched to a mac they arent somthing i can re download or get another format off none of my videos players will play the files, Quicktime, VLC, windows media play or flip for mac

    are there some windows formats that mac will simply not play or am i missing somthing?

    Andy

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    VLC is pretty much the Swiss Army Knife of video codecs on the Mac. If you can't play something with this guy, chances are the file is corrupt or it simply is not supported.

    Alternatively you can try MPlayer for Mac, but I am pretty sure if VLC won't do it, it MPlayer won't either.

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    Thanks theres a problem with the file cos neither of them will play it

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    it maybe that those WMV files are WMV 10 files, Quicktime (with flip4mac) and VLC can only play VMV versions up to 9. If they are version 10 files they may also have DRM on them.
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    Where did you get these files from? It sounds like louishen is right - it could very well be an encoding issue or a DRM issue.
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    i've had trouble downloading embedded wmv files. no matter what i try, the mac keeps wanting to save the files as HTML. what could be the cause of that, and how could i fix it?

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    Which files might these be? Where are you trying to get them from?
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