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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Maritan, Nov 21, 2003.

  1. Maritan macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2003
    Hey there guys,

    Some of you may have seen my thread in the Buying forum where I decided that I was going to buy a 1.25 GHz 15 inch PB.

    To get myself familiarized with Macs, I have been visiting the computing site at ASU and sitting on the iMacs here. These computers have OS 10.2.6. I tried to access - basically an internet "radio" station. You rate songs, and the higher you rate them, the more often they are played on your personalized "radio" station.

    Anyway, while accessing this site, I first tried Safari. I got the error message that the site didn't support Netscape Navigator 6.0 and higher. :confused: I then tried IE 5.2, and the error message I got was that the site wouldn't support OS X. It would support only OS 8.5 and higher (but not OS X), and Netscape Navigator 4 or 5 (I don't remember the exact version.)

    My question is this:
    1. Is there someway around this? Or am I just screwed? The 3000 some songs that I have rated will have to wait till I get to a PC?
    2. Is there some similar website to that will work on a Mac?

    Thanks for your answers!

    PS: I didn't know which other forum to post this in. Sorry if this is the wrong one.
  2. Mudbug Administrator emeritus


    Jun 28, 2002
    North Central Colorado
    try Opera or Camino and see if they work. there's a bunch of other browsers on the market too, like OmniWeb that also may be of interest to you...

    hope those help.
  3. 7on macrumors 601


    Nov 9, 2003
    Dress Rosa
    sounds like a problem on launchcast's side. OSX has all the apps now that can play streaming audio, I don't see why not. Try downloading WMP9 for OSX on those computers (if you're an admin), that might fix it.

    PS: Running it in VPC is fine, cept that the audio skips when it goes into the background or when the VPC Windows is dragged.
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I tried Firebird but it reports it as Netscape 6. It probably reports everything but Internet Exploder 5.5 or 6.0 as Netscape 6. :D I got tired of looking for the offending code.

    They might need an ActiveX control to take control of your system or use an existing one.
  5. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Their excuse for not supporting OS X was that WiMP 7 didn't support embedding videos into the browser. Now that WiMP 9's out, and works with Safari, they've got no excuse.

    Edit: Just sent them an email. I'll let you know what happens. But I'd encourage the rest of you to email them and let them know you want a Mac-compatible service.
  6. Maritan thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2003
    Thanks for all your responses guys! I definitely appreciate it.

    I tried a couple of the browsers Mudbug suggested and here's what happened:

    Camino - Launch recognized it as Netscape 6.

    Opera - This actually went all the way till "Tuning the station". But that's where it stopped. It never actually loaded a song and played anything.

    Still, I would like to just use Safari itself. I don't want to have a hundred different browsers each for just one specific function.

    Any other suggestions?

    Nermal - thanks especially to you for taking this up and emailing them. I shall do the same today.
  7. dragula53 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2003

    turn on debug on safari, and emulate msie for windows.. or whatever.

    you can use tinkertool, or can do it via command line.
  8. candan9019 macrumors regular

    Feb 18, 2003
    Ontario-> Louisiana-> Colorado-> Ontario
    To turn on debug you can also use Safari Enhancer.
  9. Maritan thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2003
    Got a reply...

    So, I emailed Yahoo about support for Macs and this is what I got from them:

  10. Maritan thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2003
    BTW, I tried that debug thing. I turned it on, and then tried to get Safari to emulate MSIE for Windows, but Launch still said that it didn't recognize Netscape Navigator 6.0.
  11. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I got my reply back from Launch this morning. Here's what I originally sent to them:

    Their response:

    But I suppose the more people that email them, the better.

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