embeded windows media player files...?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by johnrbell, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. johnrbell macrumors newbie

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    ok, so if i goto a site with an embeded windows media player file, it woudnt play. so i downloaded wmp and flip4mac.

    flip4mac says it cant play them, so then i have to load them externally.
    very lame.

    any ideas?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    What browser are you using, what sort of Mac do you have, and what site are you having troubles with? :)
     
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    not that this will necessarily fix your problem, but Perian is recommended by many to help fill in the gaps.
     
  4. coday182 macrumors regular

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    I bet I know what kind of site he is tryin to get on :D
     
  5. johnrbell thread starter macrumors newbie

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    its a blackbook, with safari, its any site with an embeded windows media player file.

    i removed WMP and flip4mac, and installed perian. now it just gives me a popup saying to goto microsofts page to get the player. :(
     
  6. aj98 macrumors member

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    Many sites are moving to WMP v10 streams with DRM. I've found nothing that can play them.

    Other times, Firefox or Safari will give me grief trying to play a given file, but Opera will work just fine.
     
  7. johnrbell thread starter macrumors newbie

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    are you suggesting i switch to opera to fix the problem?
     
  8. aj98 macrumors member

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    No.

    Firefox 1.5x is my primary browser, but occasionally, I have similar issues as you described.

    In those cases, I use another browser. For streaming media, if neither FF or Safari work, Opera almost always does.

    If it won't play the file within it's own window, Opera 9 still uses the 'old' way of caching internet content - individual files - so sometime I can load a page, then grab the file in question from the Opera cache folder, and play/open it at the finder level instead of through an internet plugin.


    Almost always does, because if the problem is the site is streaming a WMV 10/DRM file,
    Opera can't 'fix' that - there's nothing (that I am aware of) that will play those on a Mac.
     
  9. johnrbell thread starter macrumors newbie

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    boo.

    ok, few more questions.

    i tried opera, didnt work... no big deal.
    to uninstall opera... do i just delete it out of the applications folder?
    same for any other applications?
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, that should be fine. Maybe use Spotlight to find any more traces of it too. So do you have Flip4Mac back on your system now?
     

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