4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2009 3:10 AM by Tony Da Silva
Lisa Johnson6 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I am trying to view wvx files on my PowerBook G4 with OS 10.3.9 and QuickTime 6.5.1. When I tried to install Flip4Mac for OS 10.3.9, I got a message saying it couldn't be installed because QuickTime needed to be version 7.0 or later. I click on update software for QuickTime and my screen flashes but doesn't do anything else. I am a very novice user, so please help me in very plain English! Thanks!

PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (46,550 points)
    Webopedia says the WVX extension identifies a metafile. That mostly
    means a small file that points to the real file on the web. It's purely
    a Windows thing. Ask your correspondents to (1) send the
    file itself instead of a pointer or (2) send you the URL so you can
    find it yourself.

    Another possibility - see if TextEdit will open.

     Cheers, Tom

  • littleshoulders Level 6 Level 6 (9,525 points)
    Hi Lisa,

    First of all, Welcome to the  Discussion forums!

    Make sure the version of Flip4Mac that you are trying to install is (If you are running Mac OS X, version 10.3.9 or earlier) version

    You can find this version in the list of older downloads found at:


    perhaps you have just tried to install the wrong version of Mac OS 10.3.9.

  • Lisa Johnson6 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I downloaded Flip4Mac version but it would not install. It said I needed QuickTime version 7 (I have QuickTime 6.5.1). I looked at installing QuickTime version 7 but the website said I needed OS X 10.4 and I only have OS X 10.3.9.

    I was able to open the wvx file with TextEdit but it's all machine language. What's next?
  • Tony Da Silva Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    *If you are running Mac OS X, version 10.3.9 or earlier, please download version

    **Requires QuickTime Pro 7.0 or later.
    (from http://dynamic.telestream.net/downloads/download-flip4macwmv.htm)

    That's a bit of a catch 22...?

    QuickTime 7 System Requirements
    QuickTime 7 for Mac OS X:
    PowerPC G3 (400MHz or faster) or Intel processor
    Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later <<--*note
    QuickTime 7 Pro System Requirements
    400 MHz Power PC G3 or faster Macintosh computer;
    Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later. <<--*note

    (Windows 2000 or XP
    233 MHz Intel Pentium class or better processor
    At least 128MB of RAM)