Flip For MAC problems

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    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?
    Thanks
     
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    robbieduncan

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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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    VanNess

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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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    mkrishnan

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    Useful information would probably include the OS version you are using. ;)
     
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    dornoforpyros

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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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    MrSmith

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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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    The Void

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    dorno - upgrade to version 2.01.

    The Void
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    If I was the type to take quotes from Usenet and put them in my .sig, this
    would be one I'd take.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    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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    tdhurst

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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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