Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2011 4:57 PM (in response to Michael Einbund)
Try using VLC or Flip4Mac with QuickTime. If a specific wmv file contains DRM, no Mac software will open it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2011 4:00 AM (in response to Michael Einbund)
An odd thing I found out about Lion. I have Flip4Mac installed but I can no longer quick preview WMV files as well. Of course VLC works fine, but I do like being able to quick preview all my media. Perhaps because Flip4Mac isn't 64-bit?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2011 12:17 PM (in response to macfriedchikkin)
Thank you-the problem is solved.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2011 8:25 PM (in response to Michael Einbund)
I still have a problem. What was your solution?
Thank in advance
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2011 10:30 PM (in response to Krister G)
Download VLC and then the problem is solved---just hit the link on macfriedchickin's response
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 6:26 PM (in response to Michael Einbund)
I had the same problem and was very frustrated. This fix worked GREAT> Thank you so much!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 2:21 PM (in response to jaxflygirl88)
I downloaded the VLC application but it is not working. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much! Lynn
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 2:55 PM (in response to LynnieMarie)
Please provide more details. It's not working at all? Does it successfully launch? Does it launch and just not play files? Why file types are you trying?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 3:18 PM (in response to macfriedchikkin)
I went to VLC website, downloaded, double clicked on orange cone, selected open. Cone went to dock and a small video player appeared that says VLC Media Player. I hit the play button but do not understand the setting options. This was recommended to me for viewing of a live cam, since the Windows Player no longer seems to work with Lion.
Hope this helps so you can provide recommendation. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 8:15 PM (in response to LynnieMarie)
Try, from the VLC menu, File > Open Capture Device... hopefully VLC recognizes your camera automatically.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 7:11 AM (in response to macfriedchikkin)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2011 6:29 PM (in response to LynnieMarie)
Lynnie Marie ---
macfriedchikkin's reply would make sense to you if you were trying to open a camera, but if you are trying to view streming media from a web site that is a different story. It helps to be very specific about what you are tyring to do on these forums.
I belive you would go into Firefox Preferences menu and tell it to use VLC as the application to play WMV files. I'm still running Tiger, however, so I can't tell you if it the latest version works wel that way. The Tiger version doesn't seem to, but a lot may have changed since then. (I'm only just getting around to installing Leopard next week now that there are too may apps I can't run on Tiger. ) Perhaps someone else on this forum can better help you set up the player in your browser.
Or you can cut out the middleman and give VLC the direct video URL:
Choose Open File from the File menu and paste in the URL of the video, say,
Your media should play this way. Dont forget to save the playlist for later.
I'l keep investigating on my end, and yes, I'm also encouraging certain people who are streaming windows media in to switching to a different format
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2011 6:50 PM (in response to memyself)
PS: You may also have to se up the player preference system-wide to get VLC to be the default player in your browser:
(these instructions are based on Tiger - your OS may be different)
Search your hard drive for a .wmv file - any one will do.
Select it without opening it and choose Get Info from the File menu, or command-I .
Choose the VLC player from the Open With menu. If you doon't see it listed choose "other" and browse for it. Be sure to click the "Change All" button to tell hte system to handle all .wmv files this way.
In theory, the next time you start your mac your browsers will use VLC to open media player files.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2011 9:28 AM (in response to Michael Einbund)