Playing a Video From the Internet

ttibsen

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 13, 2005
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When I try to play a video clip from the Web, I get the following -

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Safari cannot find the Internet plug-in

The page "Report on Business Television" has content of MIME type
"application/x - oleobject". Because you don't have a plug-in installed for this MIME type, this content can't be displayed.

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Thinking that this referred to Windows Media Player, I downloaded Version 9.0.0 last night and it now resides in my applications folder. But the dialog box above still comes up! What to do to play the video?

Thanks

John
 

joecool85

macrumors 65816
Mar 9, 2005
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Maine
Unsure...post the link to the video and I'll go check and see if you want. I think it might be one of those things where mac's can't do it. Like on launch.com, no support for macs.
 

toneloco2881

macrumors 6502
Jan 23, 2005
357
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This is Microsoft's "Object Linking and Embedding" technology which to my knowledge has no native Mac support. You can try using IE to see if it would open b/c i think it has very 'limited' OLE support. I can't watch an increasingly number of videos on the web, due to site's implementing Microsoft's DRM proprietary standards. WMP for Mac hasn't been upgraded in years.. :rolleyes:
 

ttibsen

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 13, 2005
8
0
http://www.robtv.com/shows/past_archive.tv?day=thur

This is the page that lists all sorts of business clips. So this evening I visit the site, choose a clip of interest, and of course the same dialog box comes up. So I click OK and then while my attention is diverted elsewhere, lo and behold, the clip starts playing! Even stranger - I found that you don't even have to click on the OK button - the clip will start playing anyway although the dialog box obscures 1/2 the picture since you didn't click the OK button to make it disappear. Visit the site and tell me what you think. It is Windows Media Player that's running these clips?

John