Why cant i watch this

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  1. Mac_i_Am macrumors member

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    I'm trying to watch this video on pbs.org but i get this message:

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    The page “FRONTLINE/World . Rough Cut. India: A Pound of Flesh | PBS” has content of MIME type “audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin”. Because you don’t have a plug-in installed for this MIME type, this content can’t be displayed.
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    It should run on Quicktime or Real player :confused:
    What can i do?

    (Everything's updated on my computer)

    Here's the link: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2006/07/india_a_pound_o.html#


    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Works fine for me.. looks to me like you don't have RealPlayer installed.
     
  3. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    What browser arr you using? What happens when you click play in Quicktime?
     
  4. Mac_i_Am thread starter macrumors member

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    right, i dont have real player

    thought it would run fine on quicktime alone
    why would it need both? ::scratchhead::
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Because RealPlayer uses proprietary encoding, it doesn't work in anything except RealPlayer.
    Just quit Safari, download the free player, install it, and then head back to that PBS site.
     
  6. Mac_i_Am thread starter macrumors member

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    nevermind... its working now

    after the message, i select "large" for quicktime on the pop-up window and it plays.

    wonder why it doesnt recognize it automatically
     
  7. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    Why do so many websites still even use RealPlayer? That's what I don't get... ;)
     
  8. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    True, but at least they also offer you to watch it in Quicktime.
     
  9. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Flip4Mac for the ugly windows media they have. I love Frontline. Have you seen country boys? It's so very long but I enjoyed it.
     
  10. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    I love Frontline too! I never saw country boys. What's that about? I would have to say my favorite Frontline episode is "The American Justice System."
    I also loved Walmart and The War in Iraq.
     
  11. Nermal Moderator

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    I believe that it's the most compatible.
     
  12. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    I think it was the most compatible, but no longer is . :D
     
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    To this day, QuickTime and Windows Media seem to only run on Windows and Mac. RealPlayer runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, Palm, BeOS, and probably some other systems too.
     

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