Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by inamorata, Mar 17, 2005.
i keep getting all these windows media files that will ONLY in windows media player
some play in mplayer....some dont....its weird
PS: its pron
yeah i'd like something other than wmp to play .wmv
I use VLC to play WM files. Works great.
for some reason, it doesnt play ALL wm's
It's played every WMV I've tried.
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.
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.
Does VLC only work with OSX or is there a version for OS9.x?
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?
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.
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
vlc plays almost EVERYTHING!