Flip4Mac on intel macs?

Lustaf

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I am trying to get .wmv files to play through quicktime and I found flip4mac but it doesn't seem to support intel macs. I was wondering if there was a beta or something for intel macs, other applications or am I just outta luck with .wmv files?
 

crazzyeddie

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There are many threads on this topic, but right now there is no native version of Flip4Mac. You can use the PPC version if you make Safari run in Rosetta. I haven't had any problems using that method.
 

Lustaf

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I'm sorry, I'm still very new to Mac's. How would I go about running Safari in Rosetta?
 

Bubbasteve

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Lustaf said:
I'm sorry, I'm still very new to Mac's. How would I go about running Safari in Rosetta?
You don't know if Rosetta is running unless your app is Universal. Your Safari shouldn't need to run under Rosetta since it's Universal.

... or at least I don't think so.
 

Josh396

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Go to your Applications folder and right click on Safari and click Get Info. Under the general section there will be a box to that you can click that will enable it to open in Rosetta.
 

WildCowboy

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Bubbasteve said:
You don't know if Rosetta is running unless your app is Universal. Your Safari shouldn't need to run under Rosetta since it's Universal.
But if you want to use the PPC Flip4Mac plugin, I believe you also have to run PPC Safari in Rosetta.

But I don't have an Intel Mac, so don't put too much stock in what I say on such matters.
 

Josh396

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WildCowboy said:
But if you want to use the PPC Flip4Mac plugin, I believe you also have to run PPC Safari in Rosetta.

But I don't have an Intel Mac, so don't put too much stock in what I say on such matters.
Nope, you're right.
 

Nermal

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There's another WMV component for QuickTime, and it's Intel-compatible. Unfortunately I can't recall the name of it, and I'm at work so I can't just look in my QuickTime folder :(
 

WildCowboy

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Nermal said:
There's another WMV component for QuickTime, and it's Intel-compatible. Unfortunately I can't recall the name of it, and I'm at work so I can't just look in my QuickTime folder :(
Is it Popwire, perhaps? It's Universal, and while a license is $49.95, that's only for exporting things. You can view as much content as you want for free.

I obviously haven't used it though, so I can't comment on its usability.
 

Josh396

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Nermal said:
There's another WMV component for QuickTime, and it's Intel-compatible. Unfortunately I can't recall the name of it, and I'm at work so I can't just look in my QuickTime folder :(
I can't recall the name either but I believe it wouldn't support any streaming through any browsers. I'm hoping either Flip4Mac fixes their issues or the one you mention does sometime soon because I would like to see it work.
 

Malcster

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Apparently Flip4mac demonstrated a working intel build at NAB, there will be a beta this quarter (when exactly they don't say...)