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Old Jan 16, 2006, 08:21 AM   #1
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Flip For MAC problems

I still am unable to see WMV videos on the internet. I downloaded flip for mac and all I get on screen is the box for the viewer but once I hit the play button nothing happens and instead of seeing the bar move at the bottom of the screen I just get a number, Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening?
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Old Jan 16, 2006, 08:29 AM   #2
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Are they WMV10? I don't think these are supported
Have you restarted Safari (or whatever browser you are using)? If not the components won't be working.
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Old Jan 16, 2006, 04:06 PM   #3
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First of all, the Flip4Mac browser plugin is only supported in Safari. Second, the plugin is still a work in progress and it's not 100 percent compatible with every site that's out there that has wmv embedded content. Flip4Mac has a preference setting in the system preference pane where you can swap the Flip4Mac plugin and MS's old WMP 9 plugin (assuming you have WMP 9 installed) on the fly, just in case you run into a site where Flip4Mac's plugin doesn't work. You'll have to restart Safari whenever you swap plugins.
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Old Jan 16, 2006, 04:15 PM   #4
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Useful information would probably include the OS version you are using.
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Old Jan 16, 2006, 04:23 PM   #5
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My experience with flip for mac.

MS announcess that they have dropped windows media player support for mac and now suggest flip for mac.

I download and install flip for mac. Every WMV I open in safari/quicktime with the plugin causes safari to crash. I recieve a WMV in mail, same thing.

I un-install flip for mac.
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Old Jan 16, 2006, 04:28 PM   #6
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In my case Flip4mac played the files OK but crashed Safari every time I hit the Safari back button. I uninstalled it.
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Old Jan 16, 2006, 04:28 PM   #7
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Old Jan 16, 2006, 04:33 PM   #8
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I download and install flip for mac. Every WMV I open in safari/quicktime with the plugin causes safari to crash. I recieve a WMV in mail, same thing.
Did you install F4M 2.0 on top of QT 7.0.4? If so, there is an extensive thread discussing this, as well as a fix. Considering that version of QT was released essentially simultaneously with F4M becoming free, and that they responded within a day or two, I think they did pretty well for themselves.

(Actually, this whole discussion could really be in that thread....)
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Yep...

If you installed Flip 4 Mac from the MS website and then Quicktime 7.0.4, download and install Flip 4 Mac again. My crashing everytime I watch a wmv file was gone after a reinstall. They did a pretty good job of fixing that bug...
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