Viewing streaming video on Intel iMac - seems impossible

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by elvineet, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. elvineet macrumors member

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    Hello everyone.

    I have had my Intel iMac for a couple weeks now. I'm loving it except for the frustration with streaming video. I have tried using Camino, Firefox, Firefox for Intel Macs (Deer Park), and Safari. I have WMP installed, but none of these browsers can play streaming video on CNN.com. It just can't detect that I have WMP installed. :mad:

    Also, I have DivX 6 for Mac installed and Quicktime just doesn't play DivX files. All I get is some stuttering sound and no video whatsoever. Any of you seasoned players got some advice?

    Thanks.
     
  2. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    I am not sure if this will help, but WMP is being discontinued and even MS recommends people switch to Flip4Mac

    I installed it and it plays CNN videos just fine. It is worth a shot. Also remember to quit all your browsers when you install.

    On divx, there is a few solutions; First, you should get VLC player. It can handle just about any media you throw at it.Link
     
  3. jsfpa macrumors regular

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    Flip4Mac currently dose not work on the Intel machines.
    They say it will come eventually.
     
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    just one of the pitfalls of a new processor. I waited on switching to intel for this reason. In a few years everything will be straightened out. You'll just have to wait until flip4mac goes universal.
     
  5. elvineet thread starter macrumors member

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    I do have VLC, Cellulo, and MPlayerOSX installed. I just want Quicktime to play DivX so I can use FrontRow...unless there's a way to use a movie player other than Quicktime with FrontRow.
     
  6. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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