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post #1 of 28
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Anyone know when it will be available for those of us who don't plan to buy Office X?
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post #2 of 28
I'd like to know this also. Or, would one of you people with an extra $400 for office post WMP to their iDisk or something for us poor folk?
post #3 of 28
Because I am a nice guy I posted it to my server. My iDisk was full, so I put it on my mandrake box.

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I'm on cable, so it may not be the fastest...but spread the word while it's still up, and e-mail me at rbrugman@mac.com if you have any questions.

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post #4 of 28
Thanks Robert. Accessing the site was slow now. I'll try again later.
post #5 of 28
I'm sorry for the slow speeds. I'm running far to many servers on my shitty cable connection.
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post #6 of 28
Don't worry about the slow speeds. It's faster than it would take me to buy Office. I really should pay you or something, but if I had money I'd be able to buy it myself!
post #7 of 28
WMP.. yet another sucky product that MS threw together. This is even worse than QT for WIndows.
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post #8 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Sinewave:
<strong>WMP.. yet another sucky product that MS threw together. This is even worse than QT for WIndows.</strong><hr></blockquote>

What's so sucky about it? Works fine for me. Use it mainly for WebRadio and works without a hich. May put it on my iDisk later today
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post #9 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Sinewave:
<strong>WMP.. yet another sucky product that MS threw together. This is even worse than QT for WIndows.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I haven't seen anything really bad about it. Yet.
post #10 of 28
It's not even fully backward compatible.
IT is missing some old codecs that was in 7.x

I suspect it's missing WMA too, but can't figure that out as of yet.

~Kuku
post #11 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by kelib:
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What's so sucky about it? Works fine for me. Use it mainly for WebRadio and works without a hich. May put it on my iDisk later today</strong><hr></blockquote>

Move the window.. video stops..
I've had it crash on me twice in the two hours I was messing with it. I also couldn't get it to play AVis
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post #12 of 28
I see that a ton of people have downloaded it. Hope it's working out.
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post #13 of 28
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Working fine! You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar (or a reasonable facsimile thereof).
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post #14 of 28
Having trouble installing. Downloads OK, I get the installer, run it, enter admin password, then ..... nothing. It just seems to quit when authenticating installer.

Any ideas?

Simon.
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post #15 of 28
Maybe M$ has not publicly reliced this yet because thay have something better allmost ready?
<a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/011211/sftu067_1.html" target="_blank">Link to story 1</a>
<a href="http://www.wininformant.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=23463" target="_blank">Link to story 2</a>
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post #16 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Sinewave:
<strong>WMP.. yet another sucky product that MS threw together. This is even worse than QT for WIndows.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Whats wrong with QT for Windoze? I was actually impressed by the improvements from version 4 to 5. I only know this because I am forced to use Wintels in my crappy school computer lab.
post #17 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by simon:
<strong>Having trouble installing. Downloads OK, I get the installer, run it, enter admin password, then ..... nothing. It just seems to quit when authenticating installer.

Any ideas?

Simon.
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Beats me :confused: Try download it from my iDisk.

Name: askell
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post #18 of 28
I couldnt connect to Robert..... anyone else ? Kelib were you offering it through your idisk (what is the username) ?

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adam
post #19 of 28
I'm sorry everyone. I got a telephone call from M$, giving me "Take it off, or we're suing" orders. Hope enough people downloaded it.
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post #20 of 28
Cant tell from your profile..... nifty detective work on their behalf. Thanks anyway Robert... look after youself!


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Adam
post #21 of 28
I must say that this OS X version of WMP is pretty bad. It's just as poorly threaded as the old version (menus stop playback, moving the window stops playback, etc.). Plus, the skinning can be very buggy when you try changing certain settings with a movie open.

The only "improvement" is that it's a native version so it has the memory and multitasking provided by OSX.

I'm not surprised they haven't made this public, but I just wonder if it'll be any better by the time it is.
post #22 of 28
Regarding the skins, I should include this important note. The built in skins are buggy. You can't even add skins! I'm in the process of disecting the Windows Media Player.rsrc to allow skinning, but I was hoping to just be able to drag-and-drop a skin somewhere. The help file has this to say: [quote]Note You cannot add skins to Windows Media Player for Mac.<hr></blockquote>Over my dead body!
post #23 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by Robert:
<strong>I'm sorry everyone. I got a telephone call from M$, giving me "Take it off, or we're suing" orders. Hope enough people downloaded it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Just curious: How did Microsoft get your telephone number?
post #24 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by AppleMaster:
<strong>"America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining."</strong><hr></blockquote>

LOL, dude is that sarcasm? Because if not, then please get rid of that signature before everyone starts considering you a moron!
post #25 of 28
sucks
post #26 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by gfeier:
<strong>Anyone know when it will be available for those of us who don't plan to buy Office X?</strong><hr></blockquote>

the 6.4 version is better i think

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post #28 of 28
[quote]Originally posted by soulcrusher:
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LOL, dude is that sarcasm? Because if not, then please get rid of that signature before everyone starts considering you a moron!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Funny.. your the first person to think as much. Who is the moron?
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