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chd1221
Jun 15, 2009, 08:00 PM
I have been given an iBook G3 l2 in. laptop.It has mac OS X 10.4.11 operating system.I went to the site for downloading windows media player and was told to use the flip4 mac . It keeps telling me mac error-50 and will not open.I have downloaded it 4 times and each time I get the same results.:confused:



NewMacbookPlz
Jun 15, 2009, 08:08 PM
Do you have at least quicktime 7.1 installed? That's required for sure.

If yes, it may be that you need a G4 to run, not positive on that 2nd bit though.

iLog.Genius
Jun 15, 2009, 08:54 PM
The error, does it correspond to WMP or Flip4Mac? If you're still trying to install or get WMP to work, don't, Flip4Mac works just fine with little hassle.

Henk Poley
Jun 16, 2009, 01:38 AM
Flip4Mac does not work on a PowerPC G3 processor. Try getting the Windows Media Player by Microsoft. I believe that one will work. Though I don't know what kind of media playing performance you will get of a processor without AltiVec (not a G4/5).

Edit: wait, apparently "older" Flip4Mac might work on G3 too.
Edit2: Flip4Mac v2.1.3.10 should work. v2.2.1.11 too

gorjan
Jun 16, 2009, 02:01 AM
Why don't you try VLC? It opens wmv-files.

andalusia
Jun 16, 2009, 06:00 AM
Why don't you try VLC? It opens wmv-files.

Yay for VLC :) It opens anything!

*Note: Anything I may say in these posts may not be true and cannot be used against me in a court of law.*

NewMacbookPlz
Jun 16, 2009, 10:22 AM
Why don't you try VLC? It opens wmv-files.

I think for in-browser stuff you need the flip4mac plugin to get the videos to launch.

Joruus
Jun 16, 2009, 11:23 AM
I think for in-browser stuff you need the flip4mac plugin to get the videos to launch.

There is a VLC brower plugin for os x, its quite old 0.8.3 or so.

EDIT: here http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-macosx.html