How do i identify/play this file? (It’s a WMV inside a MOV?)

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I have a file that VLC does not open. It mentioned 'wmv3' so i tried media player with no luck. I use avicodec to check which failed.

I also seen some results saying it's a Quicktime file but somehow encoded in WMV (which sounds like nonsense and the poster said he was guessing).

Here's some random text I see inside the file. Perhaps it will help. Does anyone have an idea what this is?

ftypqt
qt
moov
lmvhd
Apple Sound Media Handler
:hdlr
mhlrvideappl
Apple Video Media Handler
vmhd
9hdlr
frmaWMA2
ASF
Pwave
dhlralisappl

Anyways I want to know how I can see/play the file. I am on Windows 7.

Heres what gspot said (larger image):

Best Answer

  • That is a video in the Windows Media Video 9 (WMV3) format, which is used in Windows Media Player 9.

    You will need the Windows Media Player codecs for that, try the WMP 9 codec installation package...

    Please note that a QuickTime File Format (MOV) is just a container format, so it can contain WMP media.

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