Videos from Microsoft won't play on Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by askywalker, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. askywalker macrumors regular

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    I am a programmer, and have had a lot of trouble getting Microsoft videos to play on my Mac. I have VLC, Perian and Flip4Mac - but getting audio and video to play from Microsoft is a pain. I am starting to wonder if it is something screwy with my MBP....

    Can others get any videos from these sites to play on a OS X?
    http://blogs.msdn.com/adonet/default.aspx
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/bb466226.aspx (i tried the LINQ ones)

    Some of the new Silverlight videos are fine - but even the majority of Channel9 won't play for me...
     
  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    have just tried all 10 LINQ videos & both audio/video are ok on my MBP,
    i have flip4mac & perian installed but not VLC
     
  3. askywalker thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks - good to know. Being a mac noob i am not sure where to look, but i suppose i should try to reinstall perian/flip4mac - or maybe use this as an excuse to get Leopard...
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Maybe try seeing if you have the latest updates,not sure why they whouldnt work on a earlier version of os x,but a good excuse to get leopard ;)
     
  5. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    I tried this one, and it worked fine for me. I also have Flip4Mac and Perian but not the other one the OP has.
     

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