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Old 23-12-2003, 01:45 PM   #1
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I have just paid for 14 Points and downloaded the Poly Head tutorial, which clearly states ont he download page that it can be played bac with windows media player on the Mac. However the obscure audio codec that is used is not supported on the Mac. So basically Ive just wasted £14. I think you should check your information before advertising something that isn't true.
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Old 23-12-2003, 01:54 PM   #2
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have you got the latest WMP and DivX codec?
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yes. I can see the video fine. There's no audio, and as far as im aware there are no downloadable codecs for windows media on OSX. If I am wrong please point me in the right direction
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It's a bit out of my league since I'm a PC user. This might do the trick though: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html someone pointed to it on another forum.
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Old 23-12-2003, 02:26 PM   #5
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no, doesn't work.

(Great program though)

It's the audio codec - acelp.net that's not supported.
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Well you learn something new every day. I've never heard of that codec before, but after some quick googles on it I now know that it is the best audio codec for voice at low bit-rate. I now also know that aparently older versions of WMP for various versions of Mac OS had some sort of support for it, but from what I can tell there is no such thing as acelp.net for WMP9 on OSX. In fact WMP9 for OSX seems a bit shabby.

Sorry I couldn't be of any more help. Hopefully someone else has a solution!!
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The first 3 parts of the head video are going to be replaced with DivX versions. Hopefully soon (hint, hint, Kev! ). Parts 4 and 5 are in DivX and should be Mac compatible.

Once you've downloaded a video once, you are not charged for downloading it again, so once the conversion to DivX happens, you can redownload the one(s) you downloaded previously without being charged again for it.
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still, if it is known that a particular vid is not mac compatable it should at least say so in the description!
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Well, that's the thing, it works on some Macs and not on others. Not sure why.
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yes - bit by bit all the files we have available in a raw AVI we will be changing to divx
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