watching videos on my Macbook...HELP!

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  1. Noya macrumors newbie

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    I can view most video clips on the web through Safari accept for sites that I usually watch on my brother's computer which runs Windows Internet explorer.
    why is it that I can see the video clips on a web page on Internet explorer when I use his computer but when I open it on my Mac I cant see them??
    I tried dowloading Internet explorere on my Mac but it didnt work.
    I hate it that I cant see certain videos on sites using Safari....why is that???what can I do to solve it???
    Thanks! :confused:
     
  2. taru91 macrumors regular

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    which video site are you talking about ? all the ones ive used work. I would like to know which one you are trying XD
     
  3. Noya thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    First off Internet Explorer will not work on Mac. Seriously nobody wants that horrible browser.
     
  5. Kalafut macrumors regular

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    agreed IE is the worst browser out there, next to shirra.

    download firefox! www.mozilla.com
     
  6. Noya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know Internet Explorer sucks but I have no choice....I downloaded Mozilla and the video clips still don't work....HELP!!!
     
  7. KompleX macrumors regular

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    the website is probably using specific codecs for its videos that aren't installed on the mac by default. you will need to obtain a player that can play them, such as VLC.
     
  8. Noya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have VLC but thats different. the videos Im trying to watch are on the site itself I dont have to download them to see them.
     
  9. kvj4nyg macrumors newbie

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    flip4mac

    try downloading FLIP4MAC
     
  10. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yup: get Flip4Mac
    It's codecs for quicktime to view certain formats. Some people also install Perian.
     
  11. Noya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have that also and its great but thats different....its for video files....my problem is watching the videos on this specific site...it has to do with the way they upload it. because you can only watch it with Internet Explorer :(
    maby there is no solution for this problem on a mac....thanks anyways:rolleyes:
     
  12. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    your computer needs certain codecs to be able to play videos, even when the videos are streaming directly on a webpage. Go download Flip4Mac and your problems should be solved.

    Don
     
  13. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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  15. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Give us a link to a specific page that has video on it which is supposed to play directly in the webpage you link us to.
     

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