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carolfromnv Calculating status...
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May 31, 2012 4:10 PM

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)
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,045 points)
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    May 31, 2012 4:14 PM (in response to carolfromnv)

    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.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 11:53 AM (in response to carolfromnv)

    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.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 12:51 PM (in response to carolfromnv)

    Did you change the Open With to quicktime?

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 4:11 PM (in response to carolfromnv)

    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.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 8:31 PM (in response to carolfromnv)

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

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Jun 1, 2012 11:00 PM (in response to carolfromnv)

    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.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 10:22 AM (in response to carolfromnv)

    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.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to carolfromnv)

    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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