Problems with WMP Plugins in Browser... help!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by johnbro23, Dec 7, 2005.

  1. johnbro23 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been trying to figure this out for a long time.

    For lack of a better example, check out this myspace and scroll down to the video that should play under the music section.

    http://profile.myspace.com/index.cf...file&friendID=23457446&Mytoken=20050904074927

    Firefox tells me that "Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page." How do you get movies like that to play? I run into sites like this all the time, and I cannot seem to find a solution.

    I have WMP 9.0, the latest for Mac OS X.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Load the page and see what happens after a minute or two. I did and it actually *did* play for me. But it took more than a minute to buffer or whatever, and there was no sign it was working until it actually did start playing. Which is frustrating, because that's a long time to wait, and yet it's working, so I don't know what to change to make it work faster! :(
     
  3. johnbro23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried waiting about 5 minutes while the page loaded in IE. It still didn't work. Does anyone have WMP Player from flip4mac? I searched google and found that, but it still doesnt play videos like that in the brower. It does play wmv videos in QT, which is amazing.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Eeep? IE??? I'm in Safari 2, sorry. I lost IE when I got Tiger and never looked back. :D

    Flip4mac does play in the browser, as far as I know -- it doesn't have its own browser thing. It just allows QT, which already plays in the browser, to play WMV in the browser. It has a trial version:

    http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv.htm

    It's worth looking at... I don't personally have it, but many people here swear by it. :)
     

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