Windows Media Player?

Posted by: drjohn

Windows Media Player? - 03/02/07 11:19 AM

How do I listen to a stream from a site that uses Windows Media Player? I can't seem to find a download for the player.<br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson<br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/02/07 11:50 AM

Try this drjohn. M$ doesn't make WMP for Macs any more.<br><br>
Posted by: Michael

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/02/07 11:50 AM

Flip4Mac<br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/02/07 11:52 AM

Ha Ha . . . beat you to it. <br><br>By the way, drjohn, you can get the older WMP here if you want it.<br><br>
Posted by: SparkCollector

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/02/07 11:52 AM

Best thing I can think of is to get the Flip4Mac utility which will play Windows Media streams through QuickTime. I think you can still get the free version <A HREF=http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv_previous.htm>[color:TEAL]<U>HERE</U></FONT></a>, but you may want to research whether the freebie is compatible with Intel Macs. Otherwise, you could get the $29.95 version of <A HREF=http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv.htm>[color:TEAL]<U>WMV Player Pro</U></FONT></a>. However, you might have to sweet talk the CFO again about this. <br><br><br><br>Info at the M*cr*s*ft site:<br>http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspx<br><br>The standard Windows Media Player can be found here:<br>http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/mac/mp9/default.aspx<br><br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/02/07 11:54 AM

The info at Versiontracker says that it's for PPC Macs, but maybe that's just "compatible" rather than universal.<br><br>
Posted by: Michael

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/02/07 11:56 AM

Make sure you check this box too:<br><br><br><br>
Posted by: SparkCollector

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/02/07 11:57 AM

Cool thing about the Flip4Mac utility (I'm running the Freebie) is that I've been able to save TONS of WMV streamed media as QT files, stuff I would have never been able to save previously using just the MS player.<br><br>
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/02/07 12:30 PM

Thanks, all. Flip 4 Mac is working now. I didn't know if WMP had to be installed also. I guess not.<br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson<br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/02/07 01:12 PM

Yessir . . . it's a very useful utility--so much so that I'm actually tempted to pay for it. I haven't succumbed to temptation, though. <br><br>
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/06/07 05:34 AM

MacZot has Flip4Mac WMV Studio on sale today for $32.<br><br>_______<br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/06/07 07:43 AM

Bought it. It's such a handy thing I thought the developers should get a pat on the back.<br><br>
Posted by: Biggerfoot

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/06/07 01:01 PM

I just have the free player...do you think it was worth the upgrade?<br><br><br><br>_______<br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Windows Media Player? - 03/06/07 05:36 PM

Probably not worth it. But it was the right thing to do.<br><br><br><br>