is Windows Media Player VERSION 9 safe?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macswitcha2, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008
    I tried to download it but a window popped up asking for my password so that it can make changes to my computer. What's that about?
  2. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2006
    Port Pirie, South Australia
    I can't comment on the safety of old software (there's probably no problem with it) but I don't recommend you use WMP on Mac OS X. It's old, it's PowerPC only (thus slow and resource-hogging) and Microsoft doesn't recommend it anymore.

    The officially supported alternative is Flip4Mac. It's a QuickTime plugin that works in both QuickTime 7 and QuickTime X. If you don't like QuickTime then look into VLC, MPlayer or Movist.

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