Newbie Mac question

llrickman

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I've looked around and I can't find the awnser for me question . I get lots of wmv files on email and I seem to be having trouble plaing them on my new macbook. I asked the "genius" at the Apple store when I bought it if it would play them he said it would.
Am I doing something wrong , do I need to change something or will it just not play them since they are windows media

Thanks
I am slowly figuring this thing out lol
 
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I actually got Flip4Mac WMV right off of the Apple website and its a plug in for quicktime that plays all that is windows media. it works flawlessly for me.
 

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I actually got Flip4Mac WMV right off of the Apple website and its a plug in for quicktime that plays all that is windows media. it works flawlessly for me.
The only problem with Flip 4 Mac is that each .wmv has to be coded every time you play it by Quicktime, which can take a minute or two- depending on the length of the video.
 

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VLC is really glitchy for me. It either crashes or I get distortion when I try fast forwarding through movies.
 

acosmichippo

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huh... i've found just the opposite. I started using it because quicktime was f'ing up more and more.
 

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Mac is starting to seem like an inconsistent OS.
 

acosmichippo

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The OS is fine... i just think Quicktime is lacking a bit.
 

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It works perfect for me, but VLC is a trainwreck.