How to open downloads? Help???? Please

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by aliby422, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. aliby422 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys I have a quick question, how do I open programs/applications after I download them? I downoaded windows media player for Os X and it say I need to open it with something, what is that? Thanks
     
  2. BrandonMatt0718 macrumors member

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    Drag it into the applications folder.
     
  3. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    what is the extension on the file you downloaded?

    Usually mac apps are bundled into a .dmg disk image for downloading, which should open without issue as a volume on your desktop. You can either run it from the disk image or copy it to the Applications folder and run it from there. Likewise .zip files. Sometimes things are still delivered as .sit or .sitx files for which you'll need Stuffit Expander (free).

    The application itself should have a .app extension (when you look at Name and Extension in "Get Info" - press apple+I )

    I didn't think WMP was still available for Mac in any case? or is that just for Intel Macs? I'd use Flip4Mac as a plugin for Quicktime myself.
     
  4. aliby422 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still didn't work, the file name is windows media.stix
     
  5. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    you need Stuffit Expander - see above

    (unbelievable, only MS, in this day and age, would still use sit files for mac downloads)
     
  6. Hls811 macrumors 6502a

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    Windows Media Player for Mac is from 2003..

    You might want to try this, it'll let you play MWV files using Quicktime

    http://www.flip4mac.com/
     
  7. niele macrumors member

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    works great for me :D
     
  8. ran-ran macrumors newbie

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    How to open WMV attachments? flip4mac solution

    Flip4Mac plug in was perfect. Thanks for the tip.
     

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