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post #1 of 43
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Seems to work OK with the files I've tried.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...macintosh/osx/
post #2 of 43
You have no idea how long I've been waiting for this. Thank you, Fluffy.
post #3 of 43
I hope this means I can finally view all the WM crud on NHL.com. I'll have to wait a while to find, damned WM Installer just froze. Bleh.
post #4 of 43
Hmm...doesn't seem very different...

I only dl'd it to listen to streams that don't use QT.....from what i can tell it looks exactly like the old version. I feel...uninspired.
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post #5 of 43
still coppy and always buffering here...no problem with QT or Real.

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Explain to me why it needs my password to install? It's a media player, not a kernel extension.
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post #7 of 43
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The only reason I care about it is that I have a folder full of vids that VLC and mplayer won't play. They all work great with WMP9. I think the new brushed metal look is too dull (what's wrong with just using the system appearance?) but other than that it works fine for me.
post #8 of 43
Now my brother can just shut his mouth up and watch his porn collection
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post #9 of 43
I installed it merely for compatibility. I wish websites would just stop using WMP and standardize around Quicktime.
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post #10 of 43
Eeep! Some codec didn't install. Sound doesn't work on one of my files anymore. Bummer.
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post #11 of 43
Quote:
Originally posted by InactionMan
I hope this means I can finally view all the WM crud on NHL.com. I'll have to wait a while to find, damned WM Installer just froze. Bleh.

It just petends to freeze let it go and it will install.
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post #12 of 43
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Originally posted by ryaxnb
It just petends to freeze let it go and it will install.

Indeed. I was fooled by the Application Not Responding message when I clicked on the icon in the Dock. It installed just fine. But I still can't access any video on nhl.com. Damn You Windows Media Player! Damn You!
post #13 of 43
Hm, one video worked fine for me at NHL.com, others didn't.

This one did:

Best Play

This one didn't:

Cool shots

And this one didn't work either:

Creative Plays of the Week

Here's web page that comes up from those two links in Safari anyway:

http://windowsmedia.com/wmrm/wmrm.asp

Leave it to MS to turn a simple movie clip into something approaching rocket science.
post #14 of 43
i can't even install the thing.

installer says it has 510 items remaining and says it's searching my hard drive... been doing so for 20 min. i've force quit and re-tried a few times. no dice.

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post #15 of 43
update: i let it continue "searching" for about 35 min and suddenly it said the install was sucessful, and indeed it was. Weird.

NeilyB
post #16 of 43
Well the player is somewhat useful, I guess. I just used it to watch the Sriek 2 trailer. Pretty lame otherwise, though.
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post #18 of 43
Quote:
Originally posted by NeilyB
update: i let it continue "searching" for about 35 min and suddenly it said the install was sucessful, and indeed it was. Weird.

NeilyB

2nd time lucky for me. Try delete the installer prefs. One welcome bug fix, it now minimizes to the dock when 2x clicking the app title bar.
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post #19 of 43
Glad to see WMP9 finally for mac and it seems to be okay. One problem though is when site use streaming video stuff. the page now loads with WMP (which it didnt before) but it now come up with a message saying 'cannot open the file. Verify the path and filename are correct and try again'. This happend both in safari and explorer. Back to the P.C. to use these sites. Doesn't happen on all site though, just the ones which seem to open WMP built into the web page and not open WMP in its own window.

Hope this makes sense.
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post #20 of 43
let's boycott it! i HATE microsoft
post #21 of 43
My brother told me that one Japanese porn site doesn't work
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post #22 of 43
Finally, i can listen to sirius sat radio on safari now. I didnt use it before cause it required IE on here. Yuck, LoL. finally!!!!
post #23 of 43
Could someone verify that this version will play:

.asf
.avi
.wmv
.asx
.mpg
.mpeg

video files?

I've never been able to play any of the above Windows video files on my PowerBook (which is now sold as I am waiting for my new one - so I can't try it on my end just yet).
post #24 of 43
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Quote:
Originally posted by Patchouli
Could someone verify that this version will play:

.asf
.avi
.wmv
.asx
.mpg
.mpeg

video files?

Partial support, no, yes, no, no, no. I only use WMP for wmv files anyway... the asf, asx, mpg files work great with VLC and mplayer, and the avi files play fine with Quicktime player (with the Divx plugin).

Were you using VLC and mplayer?
post #25 of 43
Quote:
Originally posted by Fluffy
Partial support, no, yes, no, no, no. I only use WMP for wmv files anyway... the asf, asx, mpg files work great with VLC and mplayer, and the avi files play fine with Quicktime player (with the Divx plugin).

Were you using VLC and mplayer?

No, I've never even heard of these apps. Are they easy and hassle free to use? In other words, can I just install it and play the above file types, or do I have to install various codecs, plugins and so on? Thanks.
post #26 of 43
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Quote:
Originally posted by Patchouli
No, I've never even heard of these apps. Are they easy and hassle free to use? In other words, can I just install it and play the above file types, or do I have to install various codecs, plugins and so on? Thanks.

I know you don't have your powerbook, but here are links anyway:

VLC, mplayer

Both of these are just apps you can install and use to view most content. The Divx plugin you can download from the divx site and it installs a codec for quicktime. It works great and haven't had any problems with it at all. And unlike the free PC version it doesn't try to install adware.
post #27 of 43
Quote:
Originally posted by Fluffy
I know you don't have your powerbook, but here are links anyway:

VLC, mplayer

Both of these are just apps you can install and use to view most content. The Divx plugin you can download from the divx site and it installs a codec for quicktime. It works great and haven't had any problems with it at all. And unlike the free PC version it doesn't try to install adware.

Thanks a lot, I'll try it out when my PowerBook arrives.
post #28 of 43
Quote:
Originally posted by Patchouli
Could someone verify that this version will play:

.asf
.avi
.wmv
.asx
.mpg
.mpeg

video files?

I've never been able to play any of the above Windows video files on my PowerBook (which is now sold as I am waiting for my new one - so I can't try it on my end just yet).

Comprehensive List of Codecs Supported
Audio:

Windows Media Audio Decode (Format Tag: WMA2 = 353, WMA1=352)
Decodes all CBR profiles from 5kbps to 192kbps, 8kHz to 48kHz, mono and stereo
Decodes all v9 CBR profiles, from 5kbps to 320kbps, 8kHz to 48kHz, mono and stereo
Decodes all quality based, bit rate based and peak constrained VBR profiles
Supports WMA v1 and WMA v2 bit streams
Decodes WMV v9 Pro downsampled to stereo
Windows Media Audio Pro Decode
5.1 discrete to stereo fold down only
Windows Media Audio Lossless Decode
Windows Media Audio Voice Decode (Format Tag: 10)
Decodes all CBR profiles from 4kbps to 20kbps, 8kHz to 22kHz, mono
Supports Speech mode, Music Mode and post-filtering
G.726
Video:

Windows Media Video Decode (4CC: WMV7, WMV8, WMV9)
Decodes content encoded with WMV v7 and v8
Decodes content encoded with WMV v9
Decodes WMV v9 1p/2p CBR/VBR
Windows Media Video Image (4CC: WMVP)
Decodes CBR/VBR content
MS MPEG-4 Decode (4CC: MP42, MP43)
Decodes content encoded with MS MPEG-4 v2 and MS MPEG-4 v3
ISO MPEG-4 Decode (4CC: MP4S)
Decodes ISO MPEG-4 v1.0 (subset of simple profile)
Windows Media Video Screen v7
post #29 of 43
Please note that some are complaining that the V7 mentioned above is not the same as the windows version. Most feel this WMP 9 for Mac is definitely not the equivalent of the Windows version. Will not play many radio streams for example.
post #30 of 43
*ROTLFMAO*

Okay, so WMP9 *JUST* came out, right? Brand spankin' new and all...

Then how come the following is popping up in my system.log, eh MS?

Nov 10 21:18:48 localhost /Users/Shared/Applications/Viewers/Windows Media Player/Windows Media Player.app/Contents/MacOS/WindowsMediaPlayer: *** Warning: ATSUMeasureText has been deprecated. Use ATSUGetUnjustifiedBounds instead. ***


Jeez mon. Get with the program.
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post #31 of 43
Quote:
Originally posted by Kickaha
*ROTLFMAO*

Okay, so WMP9 *JUST* came out, right? Brand spankin' new and all...

Then how come the following is popping up in my system.log, eh MS?

Nov 10 21:18:48 localhost /Users/Shared/Applications/Viewers/Windows Media Player/Windows Media Player.app/Contents/MacOS/WindowsMediaPlayer: *** Warning: ATSUMeasureText has been deprecated. Use ATSUGetUnjustifiedBounds instead. ***


Jeez mon. Get with the program.

Uh... what the hell? The system log says November 10th. That was yesterday. WMP 9 has been out for a few days.
post #32 of 43
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Originally posted by Luca Rescigno
Uh... what the hell? The system log says November 10th. That was yesterday. WMP 9 has been out for a few days.

That's when kick installed it, not when it was built. I think his point was that despite WMP's recent appearance, it's still using deprecated methods. This shouldn't happen in newly released software. :/
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post #33 of 43
Something is wrong with Microsoft's implementation of the plug-in for Safari, not the codecs. Here is a tip from MacNN's mattbishop:
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To play the trailers on XBOX.COM, one has to do a bit of work unfortunately:

1. Navigate to the trailer you want to watch.
2. "OK" the "you don't have this plugin" dialog
3. Above the movie frame, Rt-click the link "Launch Windows Media Player" and select "Download Link to Disk".
4. Open the downloaded link in a text editor and look for the text that looks like this:

<ref href="mms://wm.microsoft.com/ms/xbox/video/medalofhonorrisingsun/mohrisingsun-001-Hi.wmv" />

5. copy the part after the href=" part up to the end quote, so the resulting selected text looks like this:

mms://wm.microsoft.com/ms/xbox/video/medalofhonorrisingsun/mohrisingsun-001-Hi.wmv

6. Copy this text, then open WMP 9.
7. Select "File", "Open URL" and then paste into the URL text box. Hit OK and enjoy.
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Now if the codecs were missing or inferior, this wouldn't play at all, right?
post #34 of 43
I must be doing something wrong. Why does the installer want to run as a Classic app? I checked my download ling X times Must be me?
post #35 of 43
Quote:
Originally posted by pensieve
That's when kick installed it, not when it was built. I think his point was that despite WMP's recent appearance, it's still using deprecated methods. This shouldn't happen in newly released software. :/

Precisely.

Then again... has Word started letting people use more than 32 letters in filenames yet? I haven't kept track since ditching it a while back...
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post #36 of 43
Quote:
Originally posted by Scott
I must be doing something wrong. Why does the installer want to run as a Classic app? I checked my download ling X times Must be me?

Because the incredibly bad MS site directs you to WMP7 instead of 9 which is here:

Hey, guess what they pulled the download for 9 on the Mac. Not there anymore.
post #37 of 43
Quote:
Originally posted by mcsjgs
Because the incredibly bad MS site directs you to WMP7 instead of 9 which is here:

Hey, guess what they pulled the download for 9 on the Mac. Not there anymore.

Very weird. The WM9 product site is still up.
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post #38 of 43
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Originally posted by Kickaha
Precisely.

Then again... has Word started letting people use more than 32 letters in filenames yet? I haven't kept track since ditching it a while back...

Nope. Annoying as hell. That's one big thing about OS X that's been around since 10.0 (and probably much, MUCH earlier). If Word X is so much of an improvement over Word 2001 as MS says it is, why can't it even comply with basic OS X features? Retards.
post #39 of 43
No, my mistake. The download is still there, but the product page has been completely changed and has all wrong information. Installer and installed program look the same. Very weird. Why would they have the product specs for WMP7?

Here is page info:

Windows Media Player for Mac OS X

Microsoft Windows Media Player for Mac brings the best audio and video to millions of Mac users with full support for the industry-leading Windows Media Technologies.

Released: 1/8/2002 12:00:00 AM


Download now!
_
Note__ Microsoft does not support third-party download files or software, including, but not limited to, file compression and decompression software.


System requirements: See system requirements below

Minimum system requirements for Windows Media Player:

Operating system: Apple Mac OS X version 10.1.5 (latest version 10.2.x recommended)

Any computer supported by Mac OS X version 10.1.5 (450 megahertz (MHz) PowerPC G3 processor or higher recommended)

Memory: 128 megabytes (MB) or higher

Free hard disk space: 10 MB

Monitor color depth: 256 colors (Millions of colors recommended)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.1 for Mac, America Online for Mac OS X, Netscape 7.1, MSN for Mac OS X version 2.0, or Apple Safari 1.0
post #40 of 43
Quote:
Originally posted by Luca Rescigno
Nope. Annoying as hell. That's one big thing about OS X that's been around since 10.0 (and probably much, MUCH earlier). If Word X is so much of an improvement over Word 2001 as MS says it is, why can't it even comply with basic OS X features? Retards.

Does this suprize you? We all know the MacBU is a joke. It's only still around too appease the DOJ and make Microsoft a little bit of pocket change, which they could do fine without.
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