I Would Really Like To Play The Samples On Amazon

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  1. Bali Cockfight macrumors regular

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    but I don't know how

    :(

    I click on them, but my quicktime or itunes don't play the windows media files they have for the samples. Help.
     
  2. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    They aren't working for me either... but why not use the iTunes Music Store for sampling?
     
  3. Bali Cockfight thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not a bad idea, but iTunes doesnt have alot of music.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Flip4Mac doesn't seem to play the WMP previews for me, but the Real ones play just fine. :)
     
  5. tag macrumors 6502a

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    That's odd, I have the latest Flip4Mac and the Amazon Windows Media links work fine for me. Do you have the most up to date version?
     
  6. Bali Cockfight thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yup, latest flip4mac
     
  7. tag macrumors 6502a

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    What happens when you click on the links? Does Quicktime give an error? Does Quicktime even open up?
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I get a pop-up window with an embedded QT player, but when I click on play, it hangs at "loading" and never plays anything.
     
  9. Bali Cockfight thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bada Bing!

    Exactly.
     
  10. tag macrumors 6502a

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    Ah ok, what browser are you using? I'm using Netscape, and when I click on the Amazon link, a small blank window pops up, then Quicktime opens (in it's own application window) and starts playing the song.

    I tried it in Safari, a popup window opens up, then Quicktime launches and doesn't play anything. I'm thinking maybe it's a no go with Safari?
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds likely...that is indeed what I'm using....
     
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  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks! :) This worked for me, for what it's worth. Odd ... this isn't the sort of place where browser ID would usually make a difference. Also oddly, when the user ID is masked as MSIE6, I don't get a pop-up window at all. Rather, the clip loads over the main Amazon page (the whole page gets replace by a quicktime plugin, from which I can back-arrow back to the referring page). That's different from how it (fails to) work on Safari and how it (successfully) works on Netscape, from the above post. :eek:

    Not sure I'm going to bother masking my user agent every time I go to Amazon.... But it worked. Amazon is good for buying stuff that's not in iTMS... especially with the plentiful availability of used CDs there. :)
     
  14. Shamus macrumors 6502a

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    I have Quicktime 7.0.4, Windows Media Player 9.0.0, and RealPlayer 10. I use Safari 1.3.2 and I have never had any problems listening to the samples.
     

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