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Installing Windows Media for Mac. Won't work

by Splakt / January 19, 2006 2:37 AM PST

I have a Mac OS X Tiger system and attempt to install windows media player for Mac, it downloads successfully. However once it has downloads the icon appears as blankpage and a .sitx file and when I attempt to open it I get a "there is no default application specified to open the document, choose application" message, I've clicked choose application but can't find one that works. Does anyone know what is wrong, and what I can do to solve it? Thanks

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Two things wrong here
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 19, 2006 5:28 AM PST

1. You are trying to download a piece of software which is about as much use as a two legged milking stool
and
2. You do not have the latest, or any, edition of Stuffit Expander installed on your machine.
Remedies:
1. Don't download that piece of junk, go on over to Flip4Mac.com and download the Windows media reader. It works much better than Windows Media Player which is another piece of software that MS could not get right and now no longer support.
2. Head on over to http://www.stuffit.com/mac/index.html and download the FREE version of Stuffit Expander. Look carefully, there are a number of PAID versions. Download only the FREE version.

All you problems will go away at that point

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Thanks
by Splakt / January 21, 2006 4:51 AM PST
In reply to: Two things wrong here

I've done what you suggested. Thanks very much for your help.

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You're welcome
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 21, 2006 7:25 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks

Glad it worked for you


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Yes, thank you.
by pearlyvictoria / January 21, 2006 11:47 PM PST
In reply to: You're welcome

I am glad someone asked this question. Thinking I was doing something wrong, I downloaded Media player three times only to find out they can't be removed from the system. Thanks for the reference.

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Flip4Mac problem
by oldballgame / February 12, 2006 12:31 PM PST
In reply to: Yes, thank you.

I was having the same Windows Media problem and downloaded Flip4Mac as advised here. I have a brand new Imac running Quicktime version 7.0.4.

When I try to install Fip4Mac I get an error message saying "Flip4Mac WMV cannot be installed on this computer. Quicktime version 6.5.1 or later is required to run Flip4Mac WMV player." ??? Help!

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Go to the QuickTime site
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 12, 2006 8:42 PM PST
In reply to: Flip4Mac problem

and download the latest, even if it is the same version, of QuickTime and install it.
The problem should go away after that


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Error when downloading Flip4Mac
by Michele Sarin / October 21, 2009 6:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Two things wrong here

I tried to download Flip4Mac and it gets as far as the Install and it says I need to insert a disc with my name on it. IDK what it is talking about. My Mac came with two install discs and that's it. Neither one of them seem to be what it is asking for. Can you help?

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Just wanted to say thanks! You're advice was spot on!
by souedraogo / September 20, 2012 8:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Two things wrong here

I rarely post on forums, but I just had to thank you mrmacfixit, because your advice from 2009 is still very helpful today. U saved me a lot of time and frustration. Thank you for sharing your expertise.

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(NT) Glad I was able to help.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 20, 2012 9:43 PM PDT
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