viewing windows media files on a mac

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  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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    hey people.

    i can't seem watch videos on cnn.com, i downloaded windows media player 9 on my intel iMac, but when i reload the page it still says no media player found and i cant watch the video.

    can someone help?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    OK. WMP 9 is incompatible with Intel Macs. The product is no longer under development by Microsoft for the Mac. However, the Redmond Monopoly supports the Flip4Mac QuickTime codec, which plays Windows Media files. This works with most downloadable and embedded WMV files. However, some websites embed their WMV files so that they require WMP, no substitutions accepted. For these sites, you are SOL. You may download Flip4Mac from either Microsoft's or the vendor's website.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Is Flip4Mac a Universal Binary yet though? I didn't think it was, but hopefully I'm wrong. :)
     
  4. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Popwire has a WMV component for QuickTime that is Universal (as of today). Apparently the "evaluation" version has no restrictions on playback, although you have to pay $50 if you want to export more than 20 seconds in WMV format. Never used it, but I thought I'd mention it.
     
  5. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I have a PPC Mac with both Flip4Mac and WMP installed but it still says I have the wrong OS for it. :(
     
  7. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    SO wtf am i suppose to do here?
     
  8. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

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    Well, first you have to call Microsuck and tell them that it is ******** that they do not make their DRM compatible with ANY other OS that is not WinBlows.

    Then go to AOL Music or any other music video service that supports Mac OS.

    Oh, and I forgot call or send MTV an email telling them how you feel about them for using Winblows DRM.

    It's like, imagine if Apple had not made their DRM compatible with Windows? Microsoft just does not want anybody to use something other than their awful OS. You'll be alright without MTV!!!
     
  9. MacAficionado macrumors 6502

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    By the way, Windows Media Player works on Intel Macs through Rosetta just fine, just not for everything. Figure that one out!!!:rolleyes:
     
  10. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Working fine for me. And by fine I mean all the porn I've thrown at it.

    Get your news from a real source like NPR?
     

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