yahoo broadcast/msie/ms media player questions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BelgianHokie, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. BelgianHokie macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2005
    two week long reader/new poster/ordering soon pb15"

    situation- i am going to be transferred to afghanistan (kabul) and am looking for a new computer. planning on an apple for recording some music and what not. i also would like to listen to my college teams football and basketball broadcasts on the net.

    on yahoo's site ( ) they list the requirements as

    IE 5.2 or later for Mac
    OSX 10.2 or better
    WinMP 7.1 or WinMP for OSX

    No other alternatives listed.

    I ask these questions because I see very little if any discussions about them. While I am familiar with IE and WinMP for PCs but not for apples.

    Any issues with using them on an apple? Major conflicts? Will it take control and never want to relinquish its functions? I'd prefer to use the built in apps rather than add ons at first but the sports radio stuff is important to my sanity (or will probably be, I am told).

    I'm a newbie and am slightly confused by some of this has I have pretty much only been exposed to windows products. I was recommended to macs because of the music capabilities and durability.


  2. wiseguy27 macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2005
    I've used Windows Media Player (version 9) on Mac OS X (10.4.1) a few times and have seen no issues with it. Microsoft stopped development on IE for Mac - so the latest version you'd get is IE 5.x. I've never used it (nor had the need to use it) on a Mac and cannot comment on it.

    If the app hangs and doesn't respond, you would be able to kill it out by using the "Force Quit" option (available through Cmd+Option+Esc or by clicking and holding for a second on the dock icon for the program that's running or ... there are several other ways too). :)

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