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    can't play .wmv videos

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    can't play .wmv videos
    I have a mid '07 MacBook, 10.6.8, Flip4Mac is installed. I can see the video playing but I have no sound. Sound is set to play through internal speakers. Other things play fine. Why do I have no sound on a .wmv video? What can I look for?

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    can't play .wmv videos
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    It's not wmv generally, it's the audio codec used in the particular wmv you're trying to play. You can add Perian (no longer supported but still works) to fix this issue.

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    can't play .wmv videos

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    I have Perian installed. It doesn't work. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling it. It still doesn't work. What else can I check?

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    can't play .wmv videos
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    You're correct. It still works with QuickTime 7 Pro, but not with the Mavericks install of QuickTime X. Sorry about that.

    Alternatives: download and install VLC (free) and see if that will play the file in question. Alternatively, use a converter program like iFFmpeg etc to convert the audio codec portion into something standard.

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    can't play .wmv videos

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    Vlc
    The best thing to do in my opinion is download the latest compatible version of vlc player for mac.

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    can't play .wmv videos

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    I have Snow Leopard (mentioned in the first post) and can't even install Mavericks.

    I hadn't heard of VLC. When I tried it, it threw me for a couple seconds as I had the opposite problem, sound and no video. When I clicked in the video area, then it showed up, so I guess it works. Thanks! I appreciate it.

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