View Full Version : Help On Wmv9 Mpeg4 Etc

13th July 2005, 01:51 PM
I am new to mac, and I went through some topics that mac does not have a WMV9 video software right now.

I try quicktime upgrade page, but dont see too much about this. Or it is just I miss the right topic?

what about other "new" video formats? such as MPEG4 etc, or where can I locate some mac software to open these kinds of videos?

13th July 2005, 02:24 PM
If you're like me, and you don't want to have to open up different players to open certain filetypes, then here are a couple of good codecs for you to install: Flip4mac (http://www.flip4mac.com/) - plays wmv in quicktime (but not WM9 afaik)
3ivx (http://www.3ivx.com/) plugin for quicktime for a few avi's

I'm still in the habit of using Mplayer and VLC though, as there are a few videotypes that only they seem to play.

13th July 2005, 02:52 PM
Thanks. I dont object windows media player, the problem is version9 for mac does not support wmv9 either.

It is such a pitty I cant use widescreen lcd to watch wmv9.

13th July 2005, 02:58 PM
Kind of outlines why people should encode media in accordance with international standards, rather than in a format that only one player on one OS can run. :)

13th July 2005, 05:45 PM
ahh yes but its the opium of the masses!