Windows media player on MAC?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by powerbuddy, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. powerbuddy macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering how to get Windows Media Player on the mac? I guess the current version for mac is not supported on Intel MAC's . Any alternatives? :confused:
     
  2. craigatkinson macrumors regular

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    I may be wrong, but I believe flip4mac has a universal biarnary. I haven't looked yet.
     
  3. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    It's in beta. It was leaked a couple of weeks ago but they closed all of their sources.
     
  4. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    this kinda relates to the topic, but how would i get Windows Media Player off of my mac? Whenever i put it into the trash and attempt to empty it, it tells me that part of Windows Media Player is locked...
     
  5. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    im pretty sure that dragging a windows media file into iTunes converts it to AAC if it's audio or MP4 if it's video. if this is too much of a hassle, vnc may work.
     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    have you tried appzapper? http://appzapper.com/
     
  7. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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  8. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    you can get a free trial and you get to erase 5 programs for free.
     
  9. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    I zapped Windows Media Player, but all it did was put it in the Trash, and when i went to empty it, it still wouldn't empty. Also, my Windows Media player doesn't function at all. It always quits before anything opens. What do i do?
    Nevermind, i found dropnuke which erased it. Thanks for your help!
     
  10. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Dude, use Flip4Mac. It's very handy. Although not all windows media files work on it. I have found some internet streams just turn up errors...
     
  11. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    is flip4mac just a media player? Will it allow me to play videos in the safari browser?
     
  12. craigatkinson macrumors regular

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    It's a quicktime plug in that makes it possible for you to play the windows media movie files. Yes you'll be able to see them in a safari window.

     
  13. wmmk macrumors 68020

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    or in the window of any other browser, for that matter. (AFAIK, that is)
     
  14. Mac_Max macrumors 6502

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    If files are locked, hold down option when selecting "Empty Trash." Or, go to the terminal and type "sudo rm -rf" and drag the file into the terminal window. Be careful when using that command. You could potentially delete all of your data.
     

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