need MIME plug in for Safari?

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  1. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

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    At Homedepot.com there are some videos that I want to watch and it says I need a MIME plug in to view them? Where can I get one?

    Here is what it says:

    The page “Home Depot Video Library : This Old House How To Videos” has content of MIME type “application/x-oleobject”. Because you don’t have a plug-in installed for this MIME type, this content can’t be displayed.

    I also already have Macromedia Flash 7.0 which is what I thought might view the video.???
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    My take on this is that oleobject is an OLE object. As you should know, OLE is a Microsoft technology for linking and embedding objects. I doubt that you will ever see a non-Microsoft Windows plug-in for it.
     
  3. flyfish29 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    so does this mean it would work with explorer on the Mac? Cause I can get the audio to work, but no video.???
     
  4. railthinner macrumors regular

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    MIME is a system of identifying file types based on their extension. It's not a file type itself.

    Anyway, Windows Media Player might work. If not you should email the webmaster or company and ask for assistance then tell them to provide cross platform standard video. Real Player or QT as suggestions.
     
  5. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Can I use my Apple Macintosh to watch videos on this web site?

    This website is currently optimized for Mac users with OS X with Internet Explorer and the latest version of Windows Media Player. However, you may encounter some technical difficulties or reduced functionality.

    I tried Internet Explorer and it began to load, so it seemed to work.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    As luck (?) would have it, Home Depot's videos work just fine in Internet Explorer on MacOS X. However, they seem to work only in Internet Explorer.
     
  7. dutrat macrumors newbie

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    the only real cure to the x-obelobject MIME plug-in is.....

    It sucks but it is a Direct X plugin that only works for micrsoft OS. The only real cure is to buy virtual p.c. software from apple/macmall. It is a software that opens a pc enviornment on your mac OSX. If you already have a micro OS(like 2000 or XP) you will only need the basic package($100), if not, you will need the one with the microsoft XP added to it($200). It is a load of crap that apple hasn't putout a comprable plugin that works, but if you buy this software you will never have any compatability problems ever again.
     
  8. flyfish29 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Talk about reviving an old post of mine...so I am trying to listen/watch a ball game tonight on channelsurfing.net and it says this when I try and load:

    The page “Missouri” has content of MIME type “application/x-oleobject”. Because you don’t have a plug-in installed for this MIME type, this content can’t be displayed.


    Help?
     
  9. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    I get the same message when I open the Sirius Internet player on my Mac Pro, but it ends up working anyway. Ironically, I don't get that message when I run it on my iMac.

    I think it may have something to do with the Flip4Mac plug-in. I installed it on my iMac back in November and have never had any issues but I installed it on my Mac Pro last week and get that message every time. Maybe my iMac has a different (older) version that works better or something?
     
  10. Enzo macrumors member

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    I get a very similar message when trying to access streaming radio. Still haven't found a good solution for this problem.
     
  11. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    So I figured it out. On my iMac, which never gets the error, I have two plugins for Flip4Mac (Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin and Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.webplugin). For some reason, my Mac Pro only had the first one (Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin), so I copied the .webplugin file from my iMac and sent it to the Mac Pro and put it in the HD > Library > Internet Plug-ins file and it fixed the problem.

    EDIT: I attached this file to a post down the page.
     
  12. enaz81 macrumors newbie

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    i need ignatius help

    please send me this file i need it badly enaz81@gmail.com. i have been having this MIME issue for a very long time. thanks.
     
  13. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Sent.
     
  14. nic0211 macrumors newbie

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    No problem; sent.
     
  16. mmij macrumors newbie

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    mime plug in

    hi ignatius,

    could you send me both files for flip macs to resolve mime plug in problem x-oleo. i'm a new mac owner and starting to regret my new purchase. perhaps, this will alleviate my frustration.
    tks.
    saskmei@hotmail.com
     
  17. September08 macrumors newbie

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    Please send file - Plug in MIME

    Hi Ignatius,

    I'd truly appreciate it if you could send the file for opening videos that requires plug-in MIME to my email address: lhabidin@gmail.com


    many thanks ;-)



     
  18. MrMac92 macrumors newbie

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    hi, i am having this same problem, please can you send me the plug-in

    thanks.

    my email is mr_mac92@o2.co.uk
     
  19. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Remember, this file will only help you if you have Flip4Mac installed already, but for some reason don't have the "Flip4Mac MWV plugin.webplugin" file in your Internet Plugins folder.
     
  20. keithlung macrumors newbie

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    Hi there good day everyone,
    mind to send me a copy of both of the file as well?nt sure bt i downloaded for flipmac is Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.webplugin not the mwv .. so mind to send me both the webplugin and plugin.plugin to lohtuonglung@gmail.com thanks a lot mate :p
     
  21. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    That "sentence" makes no sense. I'm going to try to attach the file to this post.
     

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  22. Clarrie macrumors newbie

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    IgnatiusTheKing

    You are a marvel. Your plugin worked beautifully for me (Intel MacBook Pro). Thank you.

    ps, I know Australia's a long way away, but gee your avatar looks like the Governor of Alaska!
     
  23. ZOIETUNG macrumors newbie

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    I Really Really Need It Badly

    I REALLY REALLY NEED IT FOR ONLINE STUDY...COULD YOU PLEASE SEND IT TO ME : ZOIE_BG@YAHOO.COM.HK
    MANY THANKS!!!
     
  24. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Glad it worked for you and my avatar doesn't just look like the governor of Alaska. ;)
     
  25. ZOIETUNG macrumors newbie

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    could you please send one to my email.

    I really need it for my online study. Many thanks!!!
     

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