problem with downloads

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by qwerty546, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. qwerty546 macrumors member

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    hi im new to macs and this question probably has a very simple answer.

    im trying to download realplayer and when i try to open it on the desktop (double clicking it) it just asks me what application to use to open it and i dont know what to use. if someone could just tell me what i need to use to open it and install it that would be great.
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

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    :)
    welcome to OSX, and welcome to MR.

    where did you download the realplayer? what is the file's extension?
     
  3. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    you could've just said that he's d/l the windows version:rolleyes:
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    no, my intention was to find out if its a compressed file that needs stuffit or just a dmg.

    don't guess, no way back when ur guss is wrong, :p
     
  5. qwerty546 thread starter macrumors member

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    i just found out that it is only for windows. is there a version for macs?
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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  7. qwerty546 thread starter macrumors member

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    does the realplayer version for macs have the feature where you can download movies of youtube? if not, is there any other programs for macs that can do that?
     
  8. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    what's that...windows version?

    SNAP!


    *sorry for being such a child*

    meanwhile,
    youtube downloading
    you can buy tubesock
    http://stinkbot.com/Tubesock/
    or can download iSquint
    http://www.isquint.org/

    iSquint is more manual than tubesock, but gets you the same result (plus it's free)

    what you do with iSquint is
    1) Fully load the YouTube video you want
    2) Open Window/Activity in safari
    3) In there is the collection of files running on your browser...the largest one should be a video...double-click to d/l
    4) Open iSquint
    5) copy the d/l file into iSquint
    6) CONVERT!!!
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    Here is an extension for firefox, https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/2390 helps you download video from several websites including youtube.
     

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