installing WMP on mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dirtskier, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. dirtskier macrumors newbie

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    so I've got a brand new iMac and need Windows media player for streaming video for one of my sports packages (so yes, dont flame me for not using quicktime)...

    either way, when i download the mac version, it tells me that it does not know what program to use to open the downloaded file "windows media.sitx"

    ...so basically, what am I supposed to use to install this

    (new mac user here)
     
  2. dirtskier thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok, edit: I downloaded the flip4mac and installed it sucessfully, but I still cannot get the video I want to play... javascript:mediaPlayer.play({w:'mms://a1503.v115042.c11504.g.vm.akamaistream.net/7/1503/11504/v0001/mlbmls.download.akamai.com/11504/2006/open/gp/11/111206_cup_nerhou_gp_350.wmv',w_id:'5452',catCode:'mls_game_tv',type:'v_free'})

    anyone have any idea how to get it to work...?
     
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    You need to download Stuffit Expander from here:

    http://www.stuffit.com/mac/expander/

    EDIT: Not sure as to your 'new' problem :D but I would advise you to still download Stuffit Expander as you will encounter .sit files all the time for various things. Its the first thing I install on my macs. Just wish OSX had stuffit support built in like zips.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    There is no way to play the latest (WMV 10 and 11) format files which are DRM encrypted on a Mac. This is Microsofts fault as they won't release a player or the specs to let someone else write the required Codecs. If these streams are in that format you are basically out of luck.
     
  5. jpcos macrumors newbie

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    Can you post a link to the page? As posted, I can't get it to play on XP.
     
  6. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    I had the same trouble as the op, this stuffit, it will open anything or just the windows media?
     
  7. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    Stuffit expander decompress files compressed with... Stuffit! :)
     

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