Windows Media on an Intel iMac?

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  1. KevRC4130 macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone,
    My friend just purchased an Intel iMac, however he is having some problems getting the Windows Media based videos on CNN to work for him. Flip4Mac doesn't seem to work on the Intel Macs...What program would you suggest he uses to watch them?

    Thanks

    P.S. Sorry if this question has been asked many times before, I couldn't find much!
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Flip4Mac for intel macs is in beta right now. I think they might have to wait until that is released.
     
  3. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    download the Flip4Mac Universal BETA or you could wait until the real version comes out in a few weeks. I use the BETA version and it works perfectly so far. Just tried CNN.com and it worked so good luck!
     
  4. DMPDX macrumors 6502

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    I thought it was a private beta though?
     
  5. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    No you can just download it like I did, it'll work fine.
     
  6. i-unit123 macrumors member

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    yeah, isnt it supposed to be a closed beta?? what gives
     
  7. d wade macrumors 65816

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    sooooooo many threads about this. try using the search button
     
  8. Bern macrumors 68000

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    I wish they'd hurry up and release the real version. I have paid for the pro version but it's only PPC (I hope they don't expect me to repurchase for an Intel version).
     
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    i d/l'ed a good quicktime addon i think it was called popwire. I forget now. but it works really well :)
     
  12. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Microsoft was tired of spending money to port their player, then cripple it to not play the current version media. Apparently, this is cheaper for them since someone else was working on it.
     
  13. sulhaq macrumors regular

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    You can also download Windows Media Player 9 on the Microsoft website which should solve the problem. Microsoft has dropped all support for it but it's still up for grabs. However since Flip4Mac is now universal you shouldn't downgrade to this. Just throwing it out there so you have another option if thinks don't work out.
     
  14. cseeman macrumors newbie

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    Keep in mind Microsoft wants Windows Media to dominate so they're pleased as punch Macs will be viewing WMV and MS doesn't have to do the development.
     
  15. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Keep in mind that Microsoft is now pushing WMV 11. There is nothing on the Mac that can read anything past WMV 9.
     
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  17. balamw Moderator

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    No, they're pushing Windows Media Player (WMP) 11, which still uses the Windows Media Video 9 codecs. Just like the AAC/M4A codec hasn't changed enough to be incompatible for iTunes for a number of versions of iTunes. (I'm ignoring DRM issues here...)

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