Play yahooo music videos?

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  1. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    This is just an example, but say you try to play a music video from yahoo! videos, it says you need windows media player. What can I do to get these to run? (Keep in mind it's a stream, not a download.)
     
  2. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I hate to bump a thread, but I'm very curious as to how I could get this to work. I was under the impression that this was something that a program could take care of - obviously we can't have the windows media player like it suggests. I'll post of a picture of the exact message when I can.
     
  3. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

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    Aint gunna happen, as far as I know. I have tried about everything.
     
  4. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Really? Interesting. I would have thought someone would have come up with a program to trick those sites into thinking windows media player was installed.
     
  5. opusthe2nd macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I would have thought a lot of things would have been better suited. They cater to MS users I guess.
     
  6. Aramis macrumors member

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    Well you can install windows media player on OSX (as I have it installed) but its still not recognized by Yahoo as being installed.

    Not sure why.
     
  7. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You'd think sites would opt for Quicktime, as it's cross-platform - but I guess some people don't even account for the existance of OS's outside of Windows.
     
  8. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Strange :\.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, I can't get it to recognize either. I was using Shiira and tricked Yahoo! to think I was running IE 6.0 on Windows.

    I think it involves how Windows Media player on Windows can handle DRM and other encryption.
     
  10. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    Im surprised everyone doesn't know about LyFox.
    You won't be able to play those music videos through your browser, but
    FernyB made it possible to see them through his program.

    http://fernyb.2ya.com/
     
  11. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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  12. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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    For anyone reading this, the above app works. Download it and then search for the band, double click the video, and look below to where it creates text (you may have to expand the window, there's a button on the bottom). copy that text into safari and it will open quicktime with the video. mmm
     
  13. khisayruou macrumors 6502a

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    calebjohnston: There is no need to copy/paste the link it gives out. You can just hit the 'play button' and a new window will pop open with quicktime
    ready to go. :D
     
  14. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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  15. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    Nice! I love it! I've been trying to do that for months. Now I can make my own video show a la MTV! :)
     
  16. balamw Moderator

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    MTV shows music videos? When was the last time you watched?

    B
     
  17. bense27 macrumors regular

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    hahahaha
     
  18. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    yeah, in a blue moon, the occasionally have videos on there. They also have the notorious Total Request Live, which shows tidbits of the top ten videos requested.
     

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