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  1. Member
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    I downloaded a small file called: .asx (suffix)

    what is it? can I play it on a Mac? the icon is WMV but I guess my amc just guess that.

    cheers

    and Thanks rotut
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    .asx is a windowx media file. Download Windows Media Player to play it. http://www.microsoft.com/mac/otherproducts/otherproducts.aspx?pid=windowsmedia
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    thanks I have WMV 9 and when I open the file WMV says: the specified stream type is not recognized.

    any ideas?

    cheers again.

    rotut
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  4. VH Wanderer Ai Haibara's Avatar
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    ASX files, as I recall, are just placeholders - they reference a streaming media file, usually online. If you load the ASX file in a text viewer/editor, you'll probably see the stream link (most likely beginning with 'mms:')

    One problem, though, is that the Mac version of Media Player hasn't been updated in some time (and has more or less been abandoned by Microsoft), so it doesn't handle some of the newer Windows Media formats (and therefore streams). Installing the Flip4Mac WMV component might help with viewing the stream, and VLC or mplayer might also be able to view the stream directly (well, I don't remember if you can call streams directly using mplayer...)
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