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unable to open WMV files and some programs

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  • Started 6 years ago by taits
  • Latest reply from winniel
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taits
taits
Posts: 4

Mac mini w\ leopard with xp on it as well. I have tried to install\reinstall the Win program I have on my XP laptop as well as Quick time and one other but none will open these files. All I get is that computer language coding when I try to open or install these programs or files.
Looking for a FIX.

Posted 6 years ago
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ross
Posts: 0

Can you explain that a bit more clearly? You're trying to install software on your Mac Mini, in Windows (are you dual-booting via BootCamp or using something like Parallels to run XP inside of OS X?) but having trouble installing the Windows software?

Posted 6 years ago
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taits
taits
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Actually I believe xp is within the mac leopard os. Am not using boot camp, though it is on sys. From what I see my Win Office is a Mac version.
also have QT on here, but have deleted two other pgms that were supposed to work one was a Win pgm, win media player, other some 3rd party.
Stumped here, all should have worked.

Posted 6 years ago
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ross
Posts: 0

If you're trying to play wmv files on your mac, you need to install the WMV Components for Quicktime (Flip4Mac) - which can be found here:

http://www.microsoft.com/windo.....nents.mspx

They're free, and once installed you can watch .wmv from within Quicktime.

Posted 6 years ago
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winniel
Posts: 2

You can download a VLC player, it is free.
VLC can play those videos.

Posted 5 years ago
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