10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 29, 2010 8:08 PM by Loueez
Loueez Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
I am attempting to download the free flip4mac to enable wmv's to play. It is taking way long.. what is wrong?..I'm talking 2hrs. 45 mins and counting. my macbook is brand new, I have a dsl connection. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanx, Loueez

mac book, Mac OS X (10.6.4), snow leopard
  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (26,880 points)
    Where are you downloading it from? Do you have similar problems downloading other files from other sites? That seems to be taking about 2 hrs and 44 minutes too long.
  • Loueez Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    etresoft: downloading it from the online site flip4mac. went to the address from a discussion on this site. It's the free download. The discussion let me know that i couldn't open a wmv file unless i had the f4m plugins for QT player. Sounded good but something evidently went awry with my puter??? the f4m download??? any ideas?
  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (26,880 points)
    Loueez wrote:
    etresoft: downloading it from the online site flip4mac. went to the address from a discussion on this site.


    I don't know of any site with that name. The download link for Flip4Mac does tend to change pretty frequently. It is a Microsoft product, so it is best to start from a Microsoft link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=200043

    any ideas?


    Try again with the link above.
  • Wade Peeler Level 6 Level 6 (10,905 points)
    etresoft wrote:
    It is a Microsoft product, so it is best to start from a Microsoft link: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=200043


    It's actually made by a company called Telestream, but Microsoft redistributes it.

    http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac-wmv/overview.htm
  • Loueez Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    that was the link I went to, (microsoft). I also want to say I did try the download 2x........but with the same results. I will try the telestream site for support as well......thought m/b the apple forum would be quicker. If anyone has any other ideas as to why I cannot perform a download of f4m on the macbook 10.6.4 please send them along.
  • Wade Peeler Level 6 Level 6 (10,905 points)
    Loueez wrote:
    that was the link I went to, (microsoft). I also want to say I did try the download 2x........but with the same results. I will try the telestream site for support as well......thought m/b the apple forum would be quicker. If anyone has any other ideas as to why I cannot perform a download of f4m on the macbook 10.6.4 please send them along.


    You didn't answer etresoft's question whether or not you're having trouble downloading in general, or just having problems with this one download in particular.
  • Loueez Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    sorry ..... I downloaded skype and my printer software so far and all went well. The mac is only 1 week old.
  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (26,880 points)
    Loueez wrote:
    I will try the telestream site for support as well......thought m/b the apple forum would be quicker.


    I doubt they will be able to help. They will report, as we have, that the download site is working fine.

    If anyone has any other ideas as to why I cannot perform a download of f4m on the macbook 10.6.4 please send them along.


    Do you have any other 3rd party software installed? I have seen a number of similar reports from people using PeerGuardian.

    Another possibility is your ISP. I have heard reports that some ISPs (Qwest, in particular) has trouble with some types downloads. This download seems to be one of those dynamically generated ones that could be causing your ISP to try to throttle it.
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,490 points)
  • Loueez Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I want to thank everyone who responded to my question. I did download F4M ...It worked the 3rd time in m/b one minute!..........same site, same download, just finicky I guess! Telestream let me know they are getting reports of problems with Flip4Mac WMV downloads from the Microsoft site and they are checking into it. thanx again! Loueez