Real Player = Real Problem LOL

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  1. Tip-C macrumors newbie

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    Im having problems viewing a streaming video in real player format on my mac.

    im new to mac so keep it simple

    when i try to watch the video, it says to download realplayer so i do, then i try again but it just keeps telling me that i need real player?!?!

    What should i do?

    thX
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm going to go out on a huge limb and ask a really stupid question. When you downloaded Realplayer, did you *install* it? If you did, describe how you did that to me.
     
  3. Tip-C thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. grobbins macrumors member

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    What's the URL of the web page with the video stream reporting the error?
     
  5. Tip-C thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it actualy a russian site. and you have to be a registered user to access the movies.

    its just a site where you can watch good quality streaming movies.

    i think its a problem with the browser plug in or real player itself

    Any ideas??
     
  6. grobbins macrumors member

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    You should choose Installed Plug-ins from Safari's Help menu and scroll down the plug-ins window to confirm that RealPlayer's plug-in is installed.

    It's most likely a problem on the website. Some sites incorrectly test for the player in ways that work only in Windows browsers. You need to contact the site's publisher and ask them to test their pages using a Mac.
     
  7. Tip-C thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i did contact them they said they dont support mac althought they said some of their users use mac with IE and have no problems...so i try that but stil doesnt work?!?!?

    What els can i do?

    BTW: Plug in was installed in Safari
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, bear with us here....

    First, make sure to check that inline Real content works on a page that is known to work in Safari on a Mac. Try this page:

    http://news.com.com/1606-2-5853023.html

    If I select Real, the streams work for me (they work with WMP too, FWIW).

    Second, when you try to watch a stream on this Russian site of yours, does it download a file to your downloads folder? Check to see if the Safari download window pops up in the background. If you have the option to automatically execute "safe" files turned off, and a site does not implement inline playing properly, then the .ram or whatever file will be saved to your download directory and it will seem as if nothing happened.
     
  9. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

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    cough PORNO cough...
     
  10. Verto macrumors 6502a

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    Never, ever, install RealPlayer onto your computer.
     
  11. grobbins macrumors member

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    RealPlayer 10 is a native, drag-install Mac OS X application, written using Apple's Cocoa UI framework, based on the open-source Helix playback engine. It even offers playback of QuickTime content in full screen for free. There's no reason to avoid it on Mac OS X.
     
  12. grobbins macrumors member

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    Try the site using the web browser Firefox.
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I agree...I've had good experiences with Real under OS X. Much better than in Windows. Even WMP is well-behaved, although it won't run all WMV content.... :(
     
  14. Tip-C thread starter macrumors newbie

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    LOL i tought a few of you might think that...But no not porn take a look if u dont beleive me...

    www.webkinozal.com
     
  15. Tip-C thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did try it with firefox...doesnt Work either

    any other ideas???
     
  16. grobbins macrumors member

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    The link to the page containing the video itself would be helpful for determining what's wrong. The site may have been written to require Active-X, which works only in IE on Windows.
     

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