How About Fixing WMV on Intel?

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in macOS edited January 2014
Love the MacBook(s) - hate the fact how you can't really play WMV on any Intel Macs yet... How about someone finally fixing this once and for all!

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  • Reply 1 of 17
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by kmhtkmhtkmht

    Love the MacBook(s) - hate the fact how you can't really play WMV on any Intel Macs yet... How about someone finally fixing this once and for all!



    This is not true. Download and install the Popwire WMV-9 Component QuickTime codec.
  • Reply 2 of 17
    dutch peardutch pear Posts: 588member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Mr. Me

    This is not true. Download and install the Popwire WMV-9 Component QuickTime codec.



    that's 49 dollar!!! Uh, NO WAY!!!



    Edit: OK, jumped to conclusions too fast: viewing is free. Great now to try this at home! Anyone nows if this will handle wmv-streams as well??
  • Reply 3 of 17
    Very much echoing much the same question - I am mainly wanting WMV to work in Safari...
  • Reply 4 of 17
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    It should work in Safari because to Safari, it seems to just be another Quicktime movie.
  • Reply 5 of 17
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by kmhtkmhtkmht

    Very much echoing much the same question - I am mainly wanting WMV to work in Safari...



    To expand on Placebo's post, virtually every MacOS/MacOS X application is a QuickTime application. When you install a new QuickTime codec, the new functionality is available to virtually every QuickTime-compatible application on your computer. Suffice it to say, this includes Safari.
  • Reply 6 of 17
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Mr. Me

    To expand on Placebo's post, virtually every MacOS/MacOS X application is a QuickTime application. When you install a new QuickTime codec, the new functionality is available to virtually every QuickTime-compatible application on your computer. Suffice it to say, this includes Safari.



    I wish it'd include iTunes. I'd love iTunes to support more formats.
  • Reply 7 of 17
    dutch peardutch pear Posts: 588member
    Ok, so I've tried this thing out, but I can't seem to get any wmv streams to open in either firefox or safari (I'm on an intel iMac).

    Anyone have any tips to achieve this??
  • Reply 8 of 17
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by dutch pear

    Ok, so I've tried this thing out, but I can't seem to get any wmv streams to open in either firefox or safari (I'm on an intel iMac).

    Anyone have any tips to achieve this??




    It should just work. However, you may launch System Preferences.

    Click the QuickTime preferences pane.

    Click the Advanced tab.

    Click MIME Settings...

    Click the Video triangle.

    Check the Windows Media box.
  • Reply 9 of 17
    quentinquentin Posts: 13member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Mr. Me

    It should just work. However, you may launch System Preferences.

    Click the QuickTime preferences pane.

    Click the Advanced tab.

    Click MIME Settings...

    Click the Video triangle.

    Check the Windows Media box.




    Thank you very much. I'd just finished installing WMP9 on my intel mac when I saw this. Now to set the preferences away from VLC player (which seems to play NOTHING!).



    ~~Quentin
  • Reply 10 of 17
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    That's because VLC plays everything but WMV9.
  • Reply 11 of 17
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by tonton

    ... Am I missing something?



    Yes, you are. The OP has a MacBook, an Intel-based Mac. Microsoft is encourage users to use Flip4Mac rather than Windows Media Player 9. The UB version of Flip4Mac is still in beta. There will never be a UB version of Windows Media Player.
  • Reply 12 of 17
    lundylundy Posts: 4,466member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Mr. Me

    Yes, you are. The OP has a MacBook, an Intel-based Mac. Microsoft is encourage users to use Flip4Mac rather than Windows Media Player 9. The UB version of Flip4Mac is still in beta. There will never be a UB version of Windows Media Player.



    Plus, Flip4Mac plays WMV in QT Player, rather than the shitty Carbon junk that is Windows Media Player, with its no-scrubbing and outline resizing and all that.
  • Reply 13 of 17
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by tonton

    ??? I have a MacBook. Isn't it just running WMP in Rosetta?



    Obviously.
  • Reply 14 of 17
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by tonton

    I don't understand. Windows Media Player plays every WMV file I've ever downloaded (assuming it's not using some bizarre codec). Am I missing something?



    You're not a porn fanatic.
  • Reply 15 of 17
    glossgloss Posts: 506member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Placebo

    You're not a porn fanatic.



    Ahaha.
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