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Any app that can play wmv files?

31079 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 9:59 PM by Willemlab RSS
Nammy Calculating status...
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Jul 2, 2010 10:29 AM
Hi, like some other users here, I'm facing the inability to open my wmv attachments in my mail -which is quite frustrating considering that most of my friends are windows users. I know iPad doesn't support wmv and some other windows video files, but isn't there any app that can get around this problem? I searched Appstore and one of the results I got was called AirvideoFree but dumb 'ol me can't understand how it works. Their website doesn't help much either. Any answer (in simple to follow steps) is welcome. If this app is not what I'm looking for-is there any other available?
MacBook Pro 15 inch ; iPhone 3GS ; and now iPad!, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Jul 2, 2010 10:38 AM (in response to Nammy)
    There is no way to play a wmv file on the iPad without first converting it on a computer.
    MacBook , Mini, Airport Express, iPhone 3G x 2, Air, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • omarmody Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 5, 2011 2:50 PM (in response to Nammy)
    Try "Azul Media Player"... you can play WMV files along with a bunch of other formats. When you want to open an attachment in an email that is a wmv etc, just hold down the attachment for about 3 seconds, and you get a popover window with the option "Open in Azul" and that will launch the movie in the player.
    mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • pjl123 Level 5 Level 5 (5,430 points)
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    Jan 5, 2011 2:59 PM (in response to Nammy)
    XY player lite also works fine on the wmv files I have received. E mail the file to yourself. in mail, hold your finder on the attachment until you get the 'open in' choice. one of the choices will be xy player.
  • Zazoopitz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 5, 2011 3:58 PM (in response to omarmody)
    Azul works fine for me.
  • turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (43,860 points)
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    Jan 5, 2011 4:27 PM (in response to Nammy)
    OPlayer & VLC can also play various formats...

    Various PCs, Windows XP Pro, iPhone3GS iOS4.2.1, 160Gb 1.1.2/2.0.4, 30Gb 1.3, Nano 1.4 - iTunes
  • RickyGray Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)
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    Jan 6, 2011 6:20 AM (in response to Nammy)
    I have VLC and it plays various formats of video footage.
    MacBook Pro 2.4GHz i5 4GB RAM  iMac 27" 2.8GHz i7 Quad 4GB RAM  iPhone 4 16GB, Mac OS X (10.6.5), TV 2nd Gen iPod 160GB TC 1TB
  • BASSCAT01 Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2011 7:17 PM (in response to omarmody)
    Loaded azui media player. Can't fiquire how to make it work. Anyone. Help ?
    Dell, Windows Vista
  • assyrix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 7, 2011 7:19 AM (in response to BASSCAT01)
    You can add movies to the iPad via iTunes at the bottom of the "App" section when connecting your device. Choose Azul Player and then import any films you would like to watch. For playing files by email see above.

    You may also watch the two explanatory videos which come with Azul Player - they are in the app on your ipad.
  • kylake52 Calculating status...
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    Feb 6, 2011 9:32 AM (in response to BASSCAT01)
    I contacted Omar with support for Azul and was quickly answered. I was having the same problem. Since iOS4 multitasks you will need to double click the home button to show apps running in the back ground. Hold down on the app until it wiggles. At that point x out or close Azul. Now go back to your mail and click on the attachment and you get option to open with Azul and by using that it will open and play the .wmv file.
    Omar said problem is a bug and they are working to fix it in an upcoming update. This is a great little app and the price is very reasonable IMHO. The above mentioned work around involves a couple of extra clicks but since I could not even view .wmv before I am happy with the work around.
    ipod touch 4th gen, iOS 4
  • edwardfromderby Calculating status...
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    Apr 24, 2011 5:27 AM (in response to BASSCAT01)


    If you've installed Azul Media Player for use since upgrade to iOS 4.3.2 you might be experiencing same issues as myself.


    Please read this thread - created by myself:


    Hope this helps point you in the right direction.


    Best regards,

    Edward of Derby

  • Willemlab Calculating status...
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    Jan 3, 2013 9:59 PM (in response to Nammy)

    Azul solve my problem regarding .wmv files arriving by email.....thanks omarmody.


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