New Mac owner- need help with a media player.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tuneman07, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. tuneman07 macrumors regular

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    Forgive me for being confused but I just bought my first Mac about 2 weeks ago and am in desperate need of some help with playing videos/audio files. The main problem is I like to download radio shows to archive and cannot download them without buying some sort of Quicktime Pro upgrade. I can stream fine but need to download them. The same goes for various videos- often times I can stream them but I want to download them for archiving not to mention they randomly size when streaming (one will be 2 inches big and another will be 4 etc...)

    I love everything about this Mac so far but this media thing has been a huge pain as Quicktime just seems to lack so much as compared to Windows Media Player which I have always used.

    I am just looking for something I can download media to my hard drive with- and play in full screen, or on loop.
     
  2. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    yes, to do these things in quicktime you need to buy quicktime pro however you can still download some videos and radio shows by doing this...[​IMG]
    then you can open the file in iTunes or normal Quicktime and watch it in fullscreen.
     
  3. tuneman07 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So basically theres no way to download this stuff without the pro eh? That would really suck as theres no way I am paying to simply download a file I have been doing that for free for years.

    Edit- sorry I was confused again lol, that would be great if I could just use Itunes but how do you get that screen to pop up? just hold the click down? unfortunately a few sites don't seem to do anything when I click and hold them- I can drag the link to the desktop but it just is the link not the actual file.
     
  4. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

    yoyo5280

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    oh sorry for not clarifying! You right/control click the link to the file. It does not work on pages like Get a Mac ads at apple.com cause those are embedded into the page.
     

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