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Thread: How to play .WMV files on MAC.OSX ?

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    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

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    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.

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

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossBones View Post
    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!

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    only problem is Flip4mac is ppc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrossBones View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr g5 View Post
    only problem is Flip4mac is ppc.
    Flip4Mac PPC/Intel:

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mr g5
    only problem is Flip4mac is ppc.
    Flip4Mac PPC/Intel:

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17787
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    I'm certainly guilty of this myself...it's worse when you're helping someone...

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr g5 View Post
    only problem is Flip4mac is ppc.
    Not true anymore. The Universal was released a couple of months back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    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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