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is safari v2.0.1 useless for watching movies?

244 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 11, 2005 6:30 PM by Kris Jones RSS
jansen sterba Calculating status...
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Sep 11, 2005 6:30 PM
The system requirements for downloading windows media player 9 for mac os x says "safari v 1" - does this mean those of us with safari v 2 in tiger are screwed? Quick time 7 seems to work, but Realplayer 10 for mac only works for a minute before shutting down safari. I'm getting tired of reading "you don't have a plug-in installed for this MIME type" Do I have to go back to Windows to watch movies?
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7 (29,340 points)
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    Sep 10, 2005 4:16 AM (in response to jansen sterba)
    Hi Jansen,

    The system requirements for downloading windows media player 9 for mac os x says "safari v 1" - does this mean those of us with safari v 2 in tiger are screwed?


    It doesn't mention anything about Safari v1 only on this download page (I'm using Windows Media files just fine with Safari 2.0.x by the way).

    RealPlayer 10 also works fine for me too.

    Can you give some real world examples of sites you're having problems with?

    When did the problems start? What have you recently installed/upgraded on your Mac? Do the same problems occur in another user account? The more information you can provide the easier it will be for someone to help diagnose the problem.
  • Kris Jones Calculating status...
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    Sep 10, 2005 4:34 PM (in response to jansen sterba)
    I think the Microsoft support page hasn't been updated to take into account Safari 2. It may be that since you first installed WMP9 on your system, you've upgraded to Safari 2 or reset it, so it no longer has the necessary plug-in installed. A simple way to check is to go Help in Safari's menu bar and click on "Installed plug-ins".

    Unfortunately, if you've lost the plug-in, the only way I know of resolving it is to download and install WMP9 again. With Real Player one can just use the 'reset' option in its help menu, but WMP9 doesn't seem to have an equivalent.
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7 (29,340 points)
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    Sep 10, 2005 4:59 PM (in response to jansen sterba)
    Hi Jansen,

    I tried it from the page you recommended as well. I have been dragging it to my system folder and application folder - could this be the problem?


    Did you uncompress the .bin file that was downloaded and run the installer, or literally drag the downloaded file to the folders you mentioned?

    If you did the latter, you need to uncompress the file and run it to install. To uncompress you need StuffIt Expander.

    Hope that helps.
  • 100Day Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Sep 10, 2005 5:03 PM (in response to jansen sterba)
    Jansen

    Your link plays fine for me, under 10.4.2, Safari 2.0 (412.2) and WMP 9.0. I backed out and played a number of their other clips, all in Media Player, and they were fine. Played one In Real which, amazingly enough, worked too, although it did crash Safari (which really very rarely crashes for me) when I tried to exit. But that's par for the Real course, at least in my limited experience ("limited" cause I HATE it.)

    If you mean you have been dragging the WMP components to the System and Appl. folders, you mightt be better off to use MS's installer rather than drag-installng. In today's brave new environment, drag installing is not generally a good idea unless it's the specifically recmmended way. Seems especially true here, since you're already having trouble.

    Good luck.
  • Kris Jones Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Sep 11, 2005 6:30 PM (in response to jansen sterba)
    Glad to hear you're up and running. Post back if you get any problems.

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