QUESTION: Anything Else Play WINDOWS MEDIA Besides WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER And MPLAYER??

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by inamorata, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. inamorata

    inamorata New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    23,762
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
  2. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    9,287
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. inamorata

    inamorata New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    23,762
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    i keep getting all these windows media files that will ONLY in windows media player

    some play in mplayer....some dont....its weird :wtc:

    PS: its pron :naughty:
     
  4. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2001
    Messages:
    53,752
    Likes Received:
    8
    yeah i'd like something other than wmp to play .wmv
     
  5. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2001
    Messages:
    66,615
    Likes Received:
    139
    Location:
    250 miles north of home
    I use VLC to play WM files. Works great.
     
  6. inamorata

    inamorata New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    23,762
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    for some reason, it doesnt play ALL wm's
     
  7. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2001
    Messages:
    66,615
    Likes Received:
    139
    Location:
    250 miles north of home
    It's played every WMV I've tried. :dunno:
     
  8. prae

    prae OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2004
    Messages:
    10,592
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Alberta
    THe only wmv's that VLC/mplayer wont play are the new encoding format WMV3 or whatever. It's a compression that ONLY the "windows media player" for mac will play, so far.
     
  9. inamorata

    inamorata New Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    23,762
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    :wtc:
     
  10. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    9,287
    Likes Received:
    0
    too bad a lot of pron is in the wmv format because it sucks ass. But the only three players I know of that will allow you to view a majority of wmv's are Windows Media Player, MPlayer and VLC.
     
  11. attomica

    attomica Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    7,364
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nashville
    Does VLC only work with OSX or is there a version for OS9.x?
     
  12. moses

    moses OMGWTFBBQ

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2000
    Messages:
    40,221
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    sorry to dig up an old subject, but i've got mplayer and vlc and neither will play the video for a WMV file. I'm guessing i don't have the codec for it, but i don't see anyway to get the codec without installing WMP.

    any other way?
     
  13. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2001
    Messages:
    66,615
    Likes Received:
    139
    Location:
    250 miles north of home
    Unfortunately there are some WMV9 or WMV10 files that will not play correctly under VLC or MPlayer at this time. You have to use Windows Media Player to view them and it sucks. :hs:
     
  14. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    9,287
    Likes Received:
    0
    actually, some wmv just don't play on macs. I hate to say it, but some of these people who encode their videos do it in such a way that it isn't very universal.

    I say fuck .wmv, hail .mp4 and .mpg
     
  15. ppops

    ppops mark webber = teh future

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,967
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    vlc plays almost EVERYTHING!
     

Share This Page