Streaming video from news sites

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by KD7IWP, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    American living in Canada
    Does anyone have any luck trying to watch news streams from major news corporations? When I go to, or, or and I click on video streams, they always tell me that I do not have video software installed since they seem to only be designed for Windows systems. Sometimes Safari will ask if I want to use Windows Player, so I let it, but we all know how dumb that program is, it always says it can't play that format. I have Realplayer and Windows Media player. Should I try VLC? I used to have it and found it to be worse than WMP because it wouldn't play anything hardly. Thanks.
  2. grobbins macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2002
    Quite a few news sites are available for free with RealPlayer 10. Try running RealPlayer 10, clicking the guide button (with a globe on it) in the player window, then clicking News on the left side of the guide window. The guide will show a page listing available current news clips; the clips with grey (not blue) icons do not require a subscription. generally also has free video at its site. ABC, CNN, and many others now require subscriptions to view their video online.

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