Windows Media Player - How to install???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iBoy111, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. iBoy111 macrumors member

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    Hey, I downloaded Windows media player for mac onto my computer. The problem is that when I download it, It downloads a .sitx file. When I try to open the sitx file (the install file for windows mp), it asks me to choose an application.

    What application do I need to use to install windows media player?

    Thanks
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    1. You would need the free Stuffit Expander

    2. I reccomend using Flip4mac (it allows you to play .wmv files in in quicktime)...or VLC player
     
  3. iBoy111 thread starter macrumors member

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    But I'm using it to watch stuff online using windows media player. I already have VLC...
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    Then unpack it with Stuffit expander...http://www.stuffit.com/mac/expander/
     
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  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Microsoft no longer supports it for the Mac, and they prefer that you use the Flip4Mac plugin available through their site.

    Where did you get WMP as a .sitx file? Microsoft's site offers it in .bin and .hqx formats. But yes, if you have a copy of WMP as a .sitx archive, you would use Stuffit Expander to open it. What kind of computer do you have? If it's an Intel Mac, I don't believe WMP will even work correctly on it, even through Rosetta.
     
  8. psychofreak Retired

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    Before Flip4Mac was UB, I used WMP on my macbook...it just doesn't work for protected files and WMP11 files...
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Okay, thanks...I thought there were some issues with the plugin playing nice under Rosetta. You probably have to run Safari under Rosetta as well, right?

    </old school PPC guy>
     

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