Will any version of Quicktime let me see wmv or avi files?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Window's player for the Mac won't seem to load on my iMac, and to be honest...I'd just as soon get rid of everything Microsoft on my 'puter anyway.

Like, which version of QTime is needed for Mpeg4?

I was going to ask about Real files as well, but I don't know if that's an option outside RealPlayer and that thing is so terrible.


  • Reply 1 of 5
    hirohiro Posts: 2,663member
    Get the Flip4mac QT codec. Download the WMV module (left side). http://www.flip4mac.com/
  • Reply 2 of 5
    WMP 9 runs just fine on my iMac ....


    VLC will also rn most "Windows" media files...

  • Reply 3 of 5
    lundylundy Posts: 4,466member
    Flip4Mac is the way to go. As of this week, it is free instead of $10 and distributed by MS. Make sure you get version 2.0 and be sure to delete the version 1.0 first. Also, close and relaunch System Preferences to pick up the new pane, and close and relaunch Safari to pick up the new plugin.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Thanks for all the great tips!

    For some reason, WinMediaPlayer just refuses to boot up on my machine. Perhaps my Mac knows something I don't and won't let it?

    I own the previous version of VPC, but the thing runs so slow, I can set my sundial by it.

    Never tried Flip4Mac - guess I'll have to give it a go.

    Thanks again!
  • Reply 5 of 5
    Make sure you get 2.0.1 of Flip4Mac. Version 2.0 had a lot of crashing problems, 2.0.1 fixes that.

    With the latest version, I'm permanently deleting my WMP 9. So long, sucker!

    Only downside, Quicktime doesn't have an icon for .wmv files, so it just shows you a generic icon, boohoo!
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