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The Pontificator
09-01-2008, 12:13
I've come across two options:

One is called "Flip4Mac":

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspx

The other, VideoLAN aka "VLC":

http://www.videolan.org/

Flip4Mac will allow you to view .wmv and .wma files in Quicktime as long as theyr'e not DRM'ed.

VLC will supposedly allow you to view pretty much any video format including DivX (.avi)

Anyone have any experiences with either of these two apps?

T. Harless
09-02-2008, 08:20
I use Flip4Mac. It does what it's supposed to. You can view and then save those windows files as QuickTime movies. Works great.

IndyGunFreak
09-02-2008, 08:28
Ive used VLC under Linux for several years, never had a problem with it. I have it on my Windows partition also, but rarely use it, simply because I rarely use Windows. I think you're right, it plays every format on the planet.

IGF

noway
09-02-2008, 12:01
ditto on the above vlc and flip4mac. fwiw, I think vlc has numerous encoders supports that you can add on.

d3athp3nguin
09-04-2008, 04:14
VLC is good in that it "just works." It has a nicer UI on the mac than linux or Windows too.