I have tried relentlessly and the lastest flip 4 mac only plays sound and the screen is black.... I so frustrated. I have training that I need to watch and cannot get any application to play a wmv file. I've been a mac user for 7 years. It didn't used to be an issue. I have even tried to get the file on my ipad nothing works for viewing it.
Not all of Microsoft's codecs have been ported to other platforms, and the videos you're trying to view may have been encoded with one of these, or carry DRM which also hasn't been ported outside of Windows. But you may be able to get assistance in the Flip4Mac forums:
WMV is developed by Microsoft and commonly used in a variety of Windows-based players. Most mac players can not support such format, including iTunes, iMovie or QuickTime player.
If you want to enjoy wmv on Mac, the best solution is to convert wmv to mp4, mov format. There are several helpful tools. Bigasoft Total Video Converter for Mac is a good choice.
It will help you convert Microsoft's codecs video or audio to Mac compatible formats. And it is not only a converter but also a powerful player. You can play WMV directly in the preview window.