How can I play WMV files

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    Hi all.

    Every now and then I am sent an email with an .WMV attachment, but sadly at the moment my iPad2 will not play them.
    Any advice as to how I can get them to play.

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    You'll need an app installed that is capable of playing WMV files, first port of call is a search for WMV on the App Store......



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    Hi there.

    Took your advice and downloaded Oplayer HD light (a freebie) and it works a treat. Thanks.

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    That is great to hear. I have OPlayer and various other video players just to make sure that I have. Every conceivable format covered.

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    Hi Gabriel1

    So what do you use to play Flash content?

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    I don't play flash content, never! There are a few browsers available which will play flash files in a fashion but nothing that I'd recommend.

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    Sorry for the hijack does that mean I don't need to convert everything to mp4 etc for movies etc??

    That would make my life so easy lol:)
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    Correct, as long as you have an app that can play the format that your media is in then you should be good to go.

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    I have avplayer hd is this any good just for movies etc my daughter likes movies on her mini and am forever changing them and converting etc would be much easier with a media player think most of the files are like avi dvd rip etc.
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    Hi there again.

    I have dug around in iTune Apps section and found a few apps that claim they can play Flash content, but when I read the comments submitted by people who purchased these apps, the comments are sadly lacking. I was hoping someone reading this post could recommend one.

    I think I will create a new post so as to cast a wider net, so to speak. :)

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