Windows Media Player

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  1. AmpedPhoto macrumors newbie

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    Anyone know of a place where I can download WMP for my iMac with intel
     
  2. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Nope, and it sucks anyway.

    See if Flip 4 Mac is Universal yet. That's your best bet.
     
  3. TAV macrumors regular

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    Man - that last response was really helpful. Anyway, you have two options:

    First, you can download WMP 9 from the Microsoft site. MS stopped supporting the WMP for Mac altogether, but version 9 works just fine on the intel machine. Although it is running under Rosetta, I haven't noticed any issues watching WMV files this way.

    Second, you can download the Flip4Mac component. The latest version available (2.0.2) requires a switch to your installer to get it to properly install on your intel machine:

    -Download the Flip4Mac component from their site.
    -Set your Apple Installer, in Application/Utilities, to run in Rosetta.
    -Run the Flip4Mac installation program.
    -Revert the Apple Installer to non-Rosetta mode.
    -Set QuickTime Player to run in Rosetta mode.

    This way, you can watch WMV files under Quicktime. Although neither is ideal, they both serve as work-around solutions until Telestream releases a universal/intel version of Flip4Mac.

    Any questions, let me know.
     
  4. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Sorry I didn't give a full debriefing such as you, but I did point him in the better direction to go (which IS supported and is possibly a UNIVERSAL BINARY by now, which won't require rosetta. Why give a short term solution when long term would be better?). If you don't like it, kma.
     
  5. TAV macrumors regular

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    Neither the initial installation of the component nor the actual functionality of Flip4Mac version 2.0.2 support the intel machines - both the installer and the operation require emulation under Rosetta.

    Hence, no UB solution - YET. Hence, my work-around to get the guy up and on his feet for the interim. Those of us with intel machines have to improvise at times. Nature of the beast.

    I hate the curt, no direction, untested "solutions" to intel mac issues on this forum from people like you who don't own these machines and have no "proof of concept" to the "advice" they give.
     
  6. AmpedPhoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried to download it off micosofts page but when it downloads it wont open. when I click on it it ask me to choose an aplictaion to open it. Any help
     
  7. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like you need stuffit expander.
     
  8. AmpedPhoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    where and how do i go about getting that?
     
  9. TAV macrumors regular

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  11. TAV macrumors regular

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    Um - download the stuffit expander for MAC, as I posted previously. It will allow you to uncompress a .sitx file. I was a little troubled by the curt response from someone else in this thread - and perhaps he was right all along.

    The task you are attempting is bloody simple. Did you read the suggestions? Don't just comment without reading and following directions...
     
  12. AmpedPhoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nevermind. Thanks again man
     
  13. TAV macrumors regular

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    The stuffit program is a .dmg file. Download it from the site link I gave you and double-click on the .dmg file to install it.
     
  14. AmpedPhoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got it now man. thank you so much. Now I can get Adobe LightRoom
     
  15. discoforce macrumors 6502a

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    I'd really recommend you take a look at the macrumors guide on installing mac apps. There are a few quirks (like you've run in to), but if you take a few moments to learn them things will be a lot easier for ya.
     
  16. AmpedPhoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the link, I read and reread it and it couldn't give me all the info I needed. Thanks guys
     
  17. ilovemyibook macrumors regular

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    I agree with Onizuka Windows Media Player sucks, and Flip 4 Mac Rocks.
     
  18. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Yes but it F4M does no good to anyone with an intel Mac, as it can't be run even under rosetta. For now the best we can do is WMP 9.
     
  19. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Read Post #3. He seems to have gotten it to work.
     

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