Windows Media Player

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Decahedron, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Decahedron macrumors regular

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    I got it installed using stuffit and such, but it isnt allowing streaming video to play (atleast not from gamespot.com)
    anyway, is there any way to get it to work with safari? maybe its just because im used it to (although i used firefox on my windows machine) but i am prefering safari..
    anyway yeah, a) how do i get wmp to play streaming video through firefox...and b, can i get it to work with safari?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I just checked out GameSpot, and I can stream video using WMP there, so I think it *is* possible. The video took a long time to initially make a connection and begin streaming...more than a minute. But after that, it seemed okay. Do you get the pop-up window with the WMP controls embedded in it, and it fails to connect, or does it try to download a file to your hard disk instead of playing embedded?
     
  3. Decahedron thread starter macrumors regular

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    it may have simply been that im soso used to it loading in couple of seconds on my windows machine....but id ont understand why it wouldnt here....

    the processors are about the same speed, mac has .5 gb more ram but 32mb video compareed to 128..but id ont think that could be it...so yeah,.
     
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    WMP for Mac doesn’t play all streams that it can on the Windows platform.
    Unfortunate but true. It appears to be something about Tiger. There is at least one other thread about it. I do hope that you can get it working.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wait...so does it not work, or does it take a long time to start streaming? Please explain exactly what it is that you see when you click on a movie from that site. FWIW, not every site that streams using WMP is so slow. But that site took quite a while to acquire a connection.
     

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