Why cant i watch this

Mac_i_Am

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I'm trying to watch this video on pbs.org but i get this message:

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The page “FRONTLINE/World . Rough Cut. India: A Pound of Flesh | PBS” has content of MIME type “audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin”. Because you don’t have a plug-in installed for this MIME type, this content can’t be displayed.
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It should run on Quicktime or Real player :confused:
What can i do?

(Everything's updated on my computer)

Here's the link: http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2006/07/india_a_pound_o.html#


Thanks for the help!
 

Mac_i_Am

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right, i dont have real player

thought it would run fine on quicktime alone
why would it need both? ::scratchhead::
 

yellow

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Because RealPlayer uses proprietary encoding, it doesn't work in anything except RealPlayer.
Just quit Safari, download the free player, install it, and then head back to that PBS site.
 

Mac_i_Am

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nevermind... its working now

after the message, i select "large" for quicktime on the pop-up window and it plays.

wonder why it doesnt recognize it automatically
 

KingYaba

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Flip4Mac for the ugly windows media they have. I love Frontline. Have you seen country boys? It's so very long but I enjoyed it.
 

Frisco

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KingYaba said:
Flip4Mac for the ugly windows media they have. I love Frontline. Have you seen country boys? It's so very long but I enjoyed it.
I love Frontline too! I never saw country boys. What's that about? I would have to say my favorite Frontline episode is "The American Justice System."
I also loved Walmart and The War in Iraq.
 

Nermal

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bobber205 said:
I think it was the most compatible, but no longer is . :D
To this day, QuickTime and Windows Media seem to only run on Windows and Mac. RealPlayer runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, Palm, BeOS, and probably some other systems too.