Mac OS X & Myspace

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  1. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Heh. Well, it looks like my brother is getting a Mac mini for christmas. (he's stuborn as hell I can't believe I switched him :D) So, I get the advantage of putting all his junk on it, including music, etc. He fricken' loves myspace. Everytime he tries to go there, it either freezes up Safari and FireFox or it says it needs an unknown plugin. WTF?

    How do I get MySpace working - oh, and it's the profiles w/ music and videos, etc that don't work.

    Thanks,
    lilstewart92
     
  2. Blind Buzzard macrumors member

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    Have you installed the most current Firefox 1.5?
     
  3. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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  5. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    The plugin error is most likely becouse you haven't installed Windows Media Player 9 yet.
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    All of my browsers regularly freeze on MySpace. I regularly get a "playlist not valid" or some error like that because apparently the WMP 10 has a different format and since WMP9 for Mac was only available months after WMP10 for Windows, it doesn't know anything about the other. :rolleyes: I suppose we should be thankful that we have WMP9 at all.

    Anyway, from my experience you can't get things to work unless you use Windows. Apparently, Tom, the main person in charge uses a PowerBook to work on the site but everything is running on Windows NT 4. At least, I see the error messages for NT 4 once a month.
     
  7. litosclone macrumors member

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    I trick my browser by creating another tab while a myspace page is loading. Once the page is loaded, I tab back to their page; I can sometimes get to that persons page. I have also found my browsers crashes more on pages customized with Thomas editor.
     
  8. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    On a fully updated install of 10.4.3 on my latest rev iBook, I have never seen myspace freeze. I was going to use firefox until I found out that when I visited myspace in firefox CPU usage spiked. For some reason it doesn't do that in safari, so until that changes, I'm staying with safari.

    But the point of all this was, I have no problems at all on safari.

    I do not have WMP installed, therefore I get that plugin not found message, I just hit cancel, never once has myspace frozen on me.
     
  9. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    That's probably why it's not frozen on you. The lack of the WMP plug-in doesn't cause nearly as many problems for any browser as it might. Firefox, Shiira, Safari, Camino--they all do it--since it's one place for all plug-ins on Mac OS X.

    If I go to the profile pages of almost any of the Filipinos, they have literally hundreds of videos, one in each comment and they all play at once. It's possible to turn the things off or to stop the behaviour through settings but apparently, anything goes and if they don't see it, it's not happening. :eek:
     
  10. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    This happens to me too, it doesn't freeze or crash, but the video and audio won't play because they're designed for WMP 10.
     
  11. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    MySpace always crashes for me and it gets really annoying. I was hoping for a fix a while ago, but it never came. :(
     
  12. tangerineyum macrumors 6502

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    It's not myspace so much folks as it is all the relatively novice computer users dumping all sort of odd code into their page. WMP is a problem simple because we dont have the latest version windows user have, the easiest thing to do is go to the security tab in safari preferences and un check enable plugins, since ive started that ive not had a single myspace crash.
     
  13. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    That's a nice tip. Thanks! But does anyone know if MS ever plans on releasing WMP10?
     
  14. TEG macrumors 604

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    I have never had a problem with Myspace in Safari. I have always had WMP installed, and I do get errors with WMP10 playlists. I'm also running on an TiBook 500, so if you are still having problems, I suggest installing WMP9, and resetting Safari.

    TEG
     
  15. Daedalus256 macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure your computer isn't saying "Could not load MySpace, Reason: It's for 13 year old losers."? ;)

    I'm sorry, I can't stand that site.
     
  16. jtown macrumors 6502

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    :)

    I've had several pages lock up both safari and ie (I only tried ie to see if it would hose a standard browser as well!) on my ibook. It's those crappy "profile editors" that people use to customize their sites. Firefox on my PC works fine but I think the ibook's browsers are so shocked by the heinous html butchery that they just can't go on.
     
  17. eva01 macrumors 601

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    woo someone else that hates MySpace, YAY!!!!!

    i can't stand that place and too many people i know are on it.
     
  18. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    This is why my sister doesn't like macs, because she can't get on her friends' myspace sites on my mac mini:rolleyes: .
     
  19. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Some of us are much older losers, thank you vefy much. :D

    I'm sure they'll release WMP10 for Mac about the time WMP12 is ready for Windows. ;)
     
  20. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    Myspace is a very very powerful promotional tool for bands. My own band uses it, and I frequently use it to find new music to listen to.

    There is more to myspace then 13 year old girls dressing up like sluts and demanding comments.
     
  21. mjstew33 thread starter macrumors 601

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    LOL I agree.
     
  22. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    Heh, I hate MySpace also.
     
  23. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    Easy fix.

    99% of times it is WM9. To prevent the plugin from loading go '/Library/Internet Plugins' and trash or move
    "Windows Media Plugin". I have created a folder called Disabled, I move it to there, and if I want it I move it back to the plugins directory.
     
  24. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    True. You're one of two I know on MacRumors who belongs to a band that promotes on MySpace.

    It does get a little tiring with all of the people posting 8 bulletins at a time requesting comments or whoring their friends or themselves. Of course, that's only temporary since I delete them within a few days.
     
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