streaming problems online

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ricgnzlzcr, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a

    ricgnzlzcr

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    Hi all. I'm a new mac switcher and I am having problems streaming videos off the internet. I usually like to check vidoes on launch.yahoo.com. But, when I try to click on a video it gives me an error and tells me that I need netscape 7.4x for mac. Can anyone help on getting these videos to work?
     
  2. Sly macrumors 6502

    Sly

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    It appears that Yahoo want you to play the videos using there own media player (I assume for copyright protection purposes). It looks as though the only Mac player they provide is for OS9 :mad:
     
  3. ricgnzlzcr thread starter macrumors 6502a

    ricgnzlzcr

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    Yea, this really blows. I always look at music videos online through that!
     
  4. Sly macrumors 6502

    Sly

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    Have you had a look at the itunes music store (USA) video selection, not too shabby.
     
  5. doctor pangloss macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't one of the media applications listed here work?
     
  6. solvs macrumors 603

    solvs

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    Happens to me with FireFox too. PC and Mac. Here's why.

    You can try e-mailing them, but I'd suggest just looking for another service to get your videos from. Or get Virtual PC, which may come in handy anyway. But Yahoo! has been pissing me off more and more, so I find myself looking to alternatives. Google, Zap2itTV, Mapquest, IMDB, iTunes music videos... there's better out there.
     

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