: Watching RealMedia or Windows Media?


fazer
Aug 31st, 2005, 10:43 PM
Hello,

I notice that sometimes when reading news articles such as this: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1758665,00.html, the link usually is in Windows Media format. How do you guys get around watching it? I tried to open it in VLC but that failed.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

tikibangout
Aug 31st, 2005, 10:45 PM
I tried it in VLC and it won't run. I believe theres nothing possible to do about this.

ArtistSeries
Aug 31st, 2005, 10:45 PM
Install Windows Media player for the Mac?
I use it and it works most of the time.

In this instance, I was able to watch the video.

fazer
Aug 31st, 2005, 10:49 PM
Bah, I was hoping not to resort to using MS' software for this =(

ArtistSeries
Aug 31st, 2005, 10:52 PM
I know that many poo-poo anything MS. Media player is not that bad on OS X. Also, Real did a decent job with their port of the player.

dona83
Aug 31st, 2005, 11:17 PM
VLC doesn't support WMA 9 Series and higher, I think just 7 Series at the most.

SoyMac
Sep 1st, 2005, 01:22 AM
On principle, I don't use WMA, no matter how well it supposedly works.

Friends don't let friends support Microsoft.

mr.steevo
Sep 1st, 2005, 01:58 AM
Hi,

Windows Media Player worked fine for me.

s.

Macaholic
Sep 1st, 2005, 10:34 AM
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