Windows Media Player?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by John McWilliams, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. A friend is visiting and is trying to watch a movie she downloaded-
    several versions in fact. Each time she starts to launch it, a short
    message comes up saying "wrong codec" and saying she needs to get
    Windows Media player. All attempts to do so lead to Flip4Mac which she
    has installed, updated. As well as VLC and perian.

    Any ideas? The file is ca. 800 Gigs.
    John McWilliams, Jun 13, 2011
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  2. John McWilliams

    Savageduck Guest

    What is the file type?

    I have Flip4Mac with WMV components v. installed. Usually all
    WMV files will open in Quicktime without issue. When I have file types
    which prove problematic, Perian + VLC has alway been the solution.

    I suspect there might be a Windows DMR issue. Do you get a F4M WMV DMR
    content error message?

    Otherwise there might be a QT association problem for that WMV file. If
    you are seeing a Windows type icon instead of a QT icon, that is the
    To re-associate follow this procedure:

    "To re-associate a Windows Media file with QuickTime Player, hold down
    the control key and click the file icon to display the shortcut menu.
    Next, choose Open With > WMV Player.
    The WMV Player application changes the file association and opens the
    file with QuickTime Player. For convenience, you can add the WMV Player
    application to your dock. To re-associate other Windows Media files,
    simply drag and drop them onto the WMV Player icon."
    Savageduck, Jun 14, 2011
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  3. Thanks, Duck. I just realized I posted this in entirely the wrong group,
    as it's a Mac issue, so I've just reposted in .mac.apps.

    I am suspecting it's a DRM issue, though. Tried opening it in all sorts
    of apps. But no specific letters for error message that I've seen.
    John McWilliams, Jun 14, 2011
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