How to run a exe on mac

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  1. bemt17 macrumors member

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    I need to run a program called tunebite on my macbook so I can convert my itunes purchased video to a format to play on my PS3.
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    If it's an .exe, then you need Windows. Darwine may work, but it's pretty spotty on anything but the most generic & broadly-distributed apps.
     
  3. bemt17 thread starter macrumors member

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    I did a little searching and found something called crossover any thoughts on it?
     
  4. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Check the CrossOver site to see programs that have been tested on it- I found them pretty limited (again similar to those that work with Darwine) and have not had much luck in getting non-listed programs to work with it. Try before you buy on that one!
     
  5. JNB macrumors 604

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    Crossover is the commercialized Darwine implementation. Slicker front end, but still the same engine.
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Wouldn't you be better off identifying a Mac app that serves the same function?
     
  7. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    Seconded. Maybe you should look into something called Handbrake...but I'm sure others could contribute other programs as well that would do the same thing just as well on a Mac.

    Edit: I see what you're trying to do with Tunebite, you'll need bootcamp most likely and have to throw windows on your mac...or use Parallels.
     
  8. bemt17 thread starter macrumors member

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    yea there in lies the problem there is no mac program that does this.
     
  9. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Ah. "... iTunes purchased video ..." means it's DRM'ed.

    There is a Mac program that will do this for iTunes music and video pre-8.0.2. But I'm sure it's against the forum rules to tell you where to get it. Still, it shouldn't be too hard too find. I found it by Googling. You just have to think of the right Google search query.
     

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