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Steve Wargo
How do I . . .?
on Apr 6, 2008 at 11:22:05 pm

How do I tell a MAC which program to use when playing windows video? Every time I download a .wmv or whatever, it opens MPED Streamclip which does not work for that function. Quicktimes do fine for .mov but not for anything else. I downloaded RealPlayer for Mac but the files still want to open in Streamclip.

Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
It's a dry heat!

Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .


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Don Greening
Re: How do I . . .?
on Apr 7, 2008 at 2:23:09 am

Highlight the file (don't double-click) you're trying to open with another player and then choose "Get Info" from the file menu or hit Apple-I. Down towards the bottom of the get info window you'll see the Title "Open With". Choose the player you want to open the file with from the list. Afterwards your file will always open with the player you've chosen.

- Don


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Steve Wargo
Re: How do I . . .?
on Apr 7, 2008 at 2:55:20 am

Thanks Don, Something so simple has been driving me nuts.




Steve Wargo
Tempe, Arizona
It's a dry heat!

Sony HDCAM F-900 & HDW-2000/1 deck
5 Final Cut (not quite PRO) systems
Sony HVR-M25 HDV deck
2-Sony EX-1 HD .


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Jeff Carpenter
Re: How do I . . .?
on Apr 7, 2008 at 3:20:51 pm

Well, Don answered your question, but I'll go a bit further.

Ditch Windows Media Player and download the free Flip4Mac plugin. It installs itself in Quicktime.

Then follow Don's advice again and set .wmv files to open in Quicktime. It's one less program you need and I find that it works smoother than the actual Windows Media Player most of the time.

While you're at it, get the Perian plug-in too. It adds a few more codecs to Quicktime.

http://www.flip4mac.com/download.htm
http://perian.org/



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