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Finally an easy solution
Authored by: e235 on Apr 10, '06 08:26:31PM

Thankfully these shenanigans should no longer be necessary.

The newest version of the Flip4Mac plugin ( here) should allow QuickTime to play most avi wmv's. I would recommend manually deleting all files from any previous f4m install - the uninstaller didn't do it for me... spotlight to the rescue.

Bear in mind that QuickTime can take a looong time to load these files, so it will undoubtedly seem to have hung. Be patient.

If some files still won't work, try using Cellulo, which uses the QuickTime engine (and thus can take advantage of the f4m wmv plugin), but seems to be able to play some files QuickTime cannot. In general, Cellulo seems to just do better with avi's. (It also gives you control over subtitles & aspect ratios without going into a preference pane!)

(The Cellulo site is down right now in solidarity protest with the French mac community regarding the heinous DADVSI bill. Get it from macupdate. For reference:

DADVSI aside, we live in exciting times for mac video interoperability.

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