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carolfromnv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I checked via "get info" that they are opening in WMV but whenever I open one Picasa and photos open and I can't see the

attached video.  I also can't get rid of Picasa and have followed about 9 sets of instructions on both problems. 

 

So the question is how do I get email files video attachments to open without their opening in Picasa?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • 1. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    a brody Level 9 Level 9 (63,295 points)

    Control left mouse click the documents, and select Open With then Other...

    In the dialog box select the prefered WMV application opener.    http://www.flip4mac.com/ supports non-DRM WMV though Quicktime.  VideoLan Client and some other tools may support more WMV.   Otherwise you may need to install Windows to open WMV files.

  • 2. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    carolfromnv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is set to open in WMV and I have had the latest flip 4 Mac upgrade.   I don't know anything about ujsing quicktime or video lan client. I didn't add that this problem is recent and was not a problem 2 weeks ago.

  • 3. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    Are you saying a finder Get Info on a .wmv file says the Open With is set to Quicktime yet when you double click a .wmv it opens Piciasa?

     

    Note, I answered your other post on how to uninstall picasa.

  • 4. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    carolfromnv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are great to answer me.  I set open with  to WMV --not set to Quicktime.  When I open the file, however,, it opens with Picasa.

    I answered your other response.  I have already done everything google suggests to get rid of it.

  • 5. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    Did you change the Open With to quicktime?

  • 6. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    carolfromnv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes I have.  quicktime won't open because it says the required codec is unavailable.  Going to the help site from there, it talks about AJA which I haven't heard of.  The choices are WMV which is back to chosen and was always the default.\, quicktime, Piasa, and other.

     

    What opens immediately is the Picasa symbol immediately followed by "pictures" which are my pictures from Picasa which I have tried to get rid of.  One thing is that I'm afraid of individually taking them out (there are hundreds) and have them go away from Iphoto as well.

  • 7. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    When you downloaded flip4mac did you also install it?  It should have an installer which you need to install.  Earlier you said "I set open with  to WMV" which is why I am asking.  That installer installs a number of things to allow quicktime to handle wmv's.

  • 8. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    carolfromnv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Only the uninstaller comes up so I'm sure its installed.  I checked the "open with" and it is set to WMV.

    If I double click on flip4mac picasa comes up.  I'm going to try to open with quicktime again but getting close to giving  up

  • 9. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    You don't understand.  There is nothing that the flip4mac installer installs that you should ever be selecting as an open with.

  • 10. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions...

     

    Reset Launch Services...

     

    http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/resetlaunchservices.html#Anchor-Reset-47857

     

    Reboot.

     

    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.

  • 11. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    carolfromnv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have done that and on the relaunch (copied it but it won't paste) as I wanted you to see it--says no such

    instruction --did check the spelling, everything.  I'm afraid I've gotten to the limit of my ability and experience.

    Re the flip4mac installer I didn't explain it correctly.  I opened the uninstaller to make sure it was fully installed which it was.  Then clicking on the application flip4mac I went to the file/openwith to check it.  It showed the same WMV.  When I double clicked it, however, it opened i Piasa.  The computer took 26 minutes to work on repairing the hard disk.  Do you happen to know if IMG tag is IPhoto or Piasa and whether eliminating photos from Piasa would remove them from I Photo as well?

  • 12. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Carol, several things...

    says no such instruction

    Did you copy & paste from that page, it sounds like perhaps you missed a SPACE after the command, they're totally important, but sort of invisible.

    Then clicking on the application flip4mac I went to the file/openwith to check it

    I wonder if this really means you're doing a Get Info/Open with on the flip4mac, or as should be, on a pic file you want flip4mac to handle???

    Do you happen to know if IMG tag is IPhoto or Piasa and whether eliminating photos from Piasa would remove them from I Photo as well?

    Hmmm, what IMG tag? Don't eliminate anything, I think we're somehow barking up the wrong tree.

  • 13. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    carolfromnv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just relooked at your original instructions and I see no spaces at all.  Do you happen to know where they are?

    I'm positive I did it exactly as shown.  If you tell me where spaces should go,   can I then do the reset of launch services without doing another safe boot or can I skip the repair permission?

     

    Re the open with" it was on the flip4mac   I did try again with quicktime and it still would not open with the same message "required codec not available?

  • 14. Re: All my WMV videos open with Picasa
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,480 points)

    Can you paste the one you're trying here for me to see?

     

    Which exact filename & extension are you trying the Open with on?

     

    PS. You can also open files by dragging & dropping them on the App's icon you want it to open in, but I'm not sure which kind of file we're even dealing with here?

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