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AMVs for mac?

Postby Naru Narusegawa » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:39 am

I just got a macbook and since basically all of the videos are WMV I can't play anything. I tried download windows media 9 for the mac and a program called flip4mac, but for some reason neither of them are working for me. Any help please?
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Re: AMVs for mac?

Postby LivingFlame » Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:41 pm

... yea ...
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Re: AMVs for mac?

Postby Qyot27 » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:06 pm

Perian

MPlayer OSX Extended

Perian is for playing the videos in Quicktime; MPlayer OSX Extended is its own player.
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Re: AMVs for mac?

Postby Athena » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:26 am

Flip4Mac is very easy to install. QT should convert automaticvally.

Snow Leo has issues with MKV, but not with WMV using Flip4Mac.
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Re: AMVs for mac?

Postby Athena » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:27 am

Oh, also, I'm going to ask this be moved to our new mac section.
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Re: AMVs for mac?

Postby LivingFlame » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:18 pm

I dunno, Flip4Mac always seemed finicky to me. It absolutely refused to work on my roommates Mac as well.

I'll also echo Qyot. I know Perian works well. I haven't personally used MPlayer, but I've heard good things about it.
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Re: AMVs for mac?

Postby LantisEscudo » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:18 pm

VLC has been my Mac player of choice for a while. I also have Perian as a backup, but I've had performance issues with mplayer (my Mac is old, though, so that could be my problem rather than the program).
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Re: AMVs for mac?

Postby Athena » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:31 pm

You're also running Tiger. On Leo I haven't seen any issues with flip4mac or Perian. Snow Leo is still RC software, so there are sone issues. VLC is good, MPlayer is better. The best if you can compile it yourself. I also know people who swear by Movist.
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Re: AMVs for mac?

Postby Anicsi » Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:23 am

I also use Tiger and flip4mac works perfectly fine on my Macbook. Plus I am even able to edit wmv footage in Final Cut Express with flip4mac, so it is really worth a try ^^
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Re: AMVs for mac?

Postby Bixie » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:01 pm

Mac is pretty difficult to work with after using PC all your life.
I could totally understand because after getting my mac I was at a complete loss of how to edit and where.
There are some converters that can convert wmv's into something playable like avi or mpeg for the mac.
Just it's hard to find a program without water mark.
If I come across anything I'll make sure to post here.

Also, You can still use Adobe products to edit and FCP is okay once you get the gist of it.

^_^ Hope I helped a bit.
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Re: AMVs for mac?

Postby Qyot27 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:38 pm

Bixie wrote:There are some converters that can convert wmv's into something playable like avi or mpeg for the mac.
Just it's hard to find a program without water mark.

Anything that uses libavcodec*. That's really all that's needed, period.

*the core of ffmpeg, which in turn means it's also the core of mplayer, Perian, VLC, mencoder, Handbrake, Avidemux, and so on - as all those players and encoding apps rely on ffmpeg intrinsically. All of those (except Perian) are cross-platform as well. On Windows, ffdshow maintains just about the same function Perian does - allowing the existing system media framework access to the breadth of decoders, and even encoders in ffdshow's case, in libavcodec (Perian = for Quicktime, ffdshow = for VFW and DirectShow).
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