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Old Jun 15, 2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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cannot get windows media player to open and work on my iBook G3

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.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 08:08 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Jun 15, 2009, 08:54 PM   #3
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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.
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Old Jun 16, 2009, 01:38 AM   #4
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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

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Old Jun 16, 2009, 02:01 AM   #5
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Why don't you try VLC? It opens wmv-files.
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Why don't you try VLC? It opens wmv-files.
Yay for VLC It opens anything!

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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.
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Old Jun 16, 2009, 11:23 AM   #8
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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
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