12 Replies Latest reply: Jul 9, 2006 5:37 PM by Eric Kracinski
BigWeenz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
whats the best wmv and avi player for mac, besides windows media player? Is there a plugin for quicktime that allows it to play wmv or avi files?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • jcisco Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Check out VLC player. Haven't used it as I don't have my Macbook yet - but I hear it will play the files you're wanting!
  • Eenu Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    flip4mac is also very good
  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
    nsnowingFor AVI I would sugest either VLC Player, DivX Player or Quicktime Player (which requires the DivX plug-ins).

    As for WMV, that's sort of a tricky one. The Flip4Mac plug-ins to work although you need to operate them under Rosetta which means you would need to run Safari and Quicktime Player under Rosetta as well.
  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
    nsnowingTo install and use the Flip4Mac plugins do the following…

    1) Change the installer to run using Rosetta
    2) Change Quicktime Player to run using Rosetta
    3) Change Safari to run using Rosetta
    4) Install Flip4Mac plugins
    5) Try it out

    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=windowsmedia
  • MMilinovich Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I cannot get video clips from the Daily Show's web-site to run, any suggestions?
  • Law! Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
    VLC player has given me nothing but problems (i.e. error messages for every single media i play) I personally do not reccomend VLC unless you are using a PC. Anyway, as far as WMV go i feel that flip4mac is the best way to go, although the current version would work best for PowerPC based Macs. But! that doesnt mean you cannot use flip4mac for your intel based mac, you'll just have to go through certain steps that Ned has kindly mentioned earlier. Sine i'm in no hurry, i'm justgoing to wait for the intel based flip4mac to release which should be coming up soon.

    "install and use the Flip4Mac plugins do the following…

    1) Change the installer to run using Rosetta
    2) Change Quicktime Player to run using Rosetta
    3) Change Safari to run using Rosetta
    4) Install Flip4Mac plugins
    5) Try it out"
  • TAV Level 3 Level 3 (880 points)
    Or just read all the posts above yours, download the Flip4Mac intel components at the link Mac Medic posted above and quit fiddling with your installer and opting apps to run under Rosetta - I thought we passed that issue with the first F4M/UB release months ago...


    Regarding VLC, you must not be running a current version. I beta tested the VLC intel versions for months with the group, and as it has always been back in the PPC days, there is no better platform agnostic free media player out there - period. If your are getting error messages trying to run WMV under VLC, you should check the app specs as to what VLC will and won't play - it does not and never has supported WMV3. But just about every other container, codec or input source is golden, and transcoding/export/conversions are an added bonus QT charges for....it's a scary powerful app if you know what you're doing...


    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html
  • godeacs06 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Will either one of these programs play WindowsMedia files that are embedded in websites?
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
    Will either one of these programs play WindowsMedia
    files that are embedded in websites?


    Flip4Mac will. You need the beta version for an Intel Mac.

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  • Kimberly Foster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    where do you find the beta version?
  • skeelo221 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    Does VLC have playlists? It kills me that in Quicktime and in Windows media player you cant open multiple videos at once without then opening a million screens.
  • Eric Kracinski Level 6 Level 6 (15,925 points)
    The beta version of Flip4Mac is found HERE.

    At the bottom of the "free" column is the button to push.

    BTW, this link was provided by another poster - TAV.