What plug in do I need???

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  1. NightFlight macrumors 6502

    NightFlight

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    I am new to Macs and I just bought my MBP which I love, but I am still learning pretty much everything. This brings me to my question, I listen to an online radio station and stream it from my PC just fine but I can't figure out what plug in I need for my MBP.

    This is the station:
    http://www.regenbogen.de/webradio.html

    I have tried downloading the recommended plug in but it did not work. Could you please help a new guy out?

    Thanks!
     
  2. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    I've tracked your Mannheim radio station via http://www.mikesradioworld.com/ and I note that regenbogen is using Windows Media Player. For your Mac you need to download and install both WMP and Flip4Mac.

    I note that when I click on the frequency link for regenbogen, WMP opens but there is no connection with the server.

    However, when I click on the station link, I get a slightly different page from the one you've posted. There I can understand the German a bit better, and I see that you have a choice of WMP or RealPlayer to use. If I click on the WMP link the following opens http://213.200.64.229/freestream/download/regenbogen/frameset_wmt.html

    That was using Firefox 2.0.0.18, but it also works in Safari 3.2.1. The radio station is broadcasting via what looks like a Quicktime Player window, which is why you need Flip4Mac.

    Good luck!
     
  3. NightFlight thread starter macrumors 6502

    NightFlight

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    Thanks for the tip hughvane! I downloaded Flip4Mac and it still isn't working for me. I can't get Windows Media Player 9 to download properly, it is giving me an error message reading

    "Unable to expand "Windows Media 2.sitx" Stuffit archives are not supported"

    Boo! Any other advice to get this to work?
     
  4. motulist macrumors 601

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    .sitx files are like zip files. You need the free stuffit expander program to decompress them to get to the real files stored inside.

    http://my.smithmicro.com/mac/stuffit/expander.html

    .sitx are very rare files to come across, I wonder why they chose that proprietary compression format.
     
  5. hughvane macrumors 6502

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    Did you reboot your computer after installing F4M? Open SysPrefs and look down the bottom of the pane to the Other section. You should see a green F4M icon.

    Got Stuffit Expander? Or The Unarchiver? Try a Mac-friendly d/load site like http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13112

    Keep us posted ..... Hugh
     
  6. motulist macrumors 601

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    The Unarchiver doesn't support .sitx, which is a proprietary format that the company hasn't released info on for other companies to support in their decompression programs. You have to use stuffit expander to decompress .sitx files.
     

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