Enjoy millions of the latest Android apps, games, music, movies, TV, books, magazines & more. Anytime, anywhere, across your devices. To play movies in Keynote, iMovie etc: Perian is a handy free program that allows your mac to play almost any movie format, including AVI files from a Windows. I purchased two movies from GooglePlay store, just to test it out. I downloaded one of the videos by clicking 'download' while in Google Movie app. It began the download process and notified me when the movie was downlaoded. I turned off my wi-fi and phone, to verify it would play from the phone. But where is is stored? I got the chrome os onto my netbook just for my movies and something better on my hardware. Sure I can watch youtube better now but html5 problem for my movies on there now. So I got the extensions for html5 but no go. And then I got google play movies & tv app but wont play my movies and won't let me download my movies. Pain in the rear having. Google Play Movies for Chromebook, Android, and iOS are very similar to all other versions and work in the same way except for one great feature: offline play. Google Play lets you download items you’ve purchased so that you can watch them when you’re offline, but only if you’re using Android, iOS, or Chromebook devices.
I recently tried watching a Netflix movie on a data projector and it would not work. I have subscribed to Netflix, but my data projector is old and Netflix have a copy protection on their service that won’t let you play to older data projectors. Thankfully there is a way around this. You just need to set your web browser to an older version, and it will use an older piece of technology to play the movie which will work on an old data projector.
The error I was getting in Netflix was something like this.
The key to getting Netflix to play on an older data projector is to tell Safari to pretend to be an older version.
- Make sure the Safari Develop menu is enabled in Safari ( see this article on how to enable the development you in Safari).
2. Under “User Agent” type in the following:
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_7; de-de) AppleWebKit/525.28.3 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.2.3 Safari/525.28.3
This is telling Safari to act as version 3 of the Safari browser.
3. Go back to the Netflix site and it will prompt you to install a plug-in called ‘Silverlight’. This is because older versions of Safari couldn’t play movies and they needed a plug-in. Thankfully, this older Plug in works with older data projectors that do not have HDCP data protection.
4. When you click ‘Install Now’ it will download the Silverlight installer into your Safari downloads folder. You will need to click on the Silverlight installer to install it.
5. That’s it! Now you should be able to watch the Netflix movie on your data projector.
If you quit your browser and then go back to Netflix and want to watch a movie on the data projector you will need to go to the develop menu again and type in the code. You won’t need to reinstall the Silverlight plug-in each time.
I was recently given a keynote presentation which contained a movie. When I played the presentation the sound worked but the movie was blank. It turned out the movie was not in a format that Quicktime could play. There are many such formats. When I tried to play the movie in Quicktime I got an error saying ‘The document could not be opened. The movie is not in a format that QuickTime Player understands.You may need to install additional software to open this type of file.’
Here’s what to do.
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To play movies in Keynote, iMovie etc:
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Perian is a handy free program that allows your mac to play almost any movie format, including AVI files from a Windows computer. Perian just sits in the background and allows other programs (like Keynote) to play movies that they wouldn’t normally be able to play. It claims to play all the following movie formats: AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, GVI, VP6, and VFW, MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivx, H.264, Sorenson H.263, FLV/Sorenson Spark, FSV1, VP6, H263i, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Snow, NuppelVideo, Techsmith Screen Capture and DosBox Capture.
You can download it for free from perian.org. To install it simply click on the icon and it will install itself as a Preference Pane. It sits in the background – you don’t need to do anything. Your normal programs such as Keynote and Quicktime will now be able to play any movie format. You will need to quit and restart Quicktime or Keynote after you install Perian.
To watch movies in your screen in a player.
Perian won’t play every movie. Perian won’t play wmf files and some kinds of AVI movies. To play all files try out VLC for Mac OS X. VLC is awesome and allows you to watch any movie. The only problem with VLC is that it only allows you to watch the movie in it’s own player, not in Keynote or other programs.