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PowerBook G4 unable to access to specifc website

by bjtutan / August 12, 2010 11:21 AM PDT

i hava an older powerbook G4 running Mac OS 10.5.8. there is website which broadcast news and musics. the station is physically located in NY, and some unknown reasons, i am unable to get any radio SOUND from that site. The website works 100% well, without ANY problems whatsoever on ALL and ANY Windows based PC's, but NOT Mac.

Any clues why I am having this problem?

Thanks in advance for your support. bob

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The problem here is that
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 12, 2010 10:01 PM PDT

the site is streaming in a Windows only format, .asx

Supposedly, Windows Media Player for Mac, (a useless piece of software anyway) is required to read these streaming files.
MS no longer produce WMP for Mac and direct everyone to the Flip4Mac section of their download area.
Flip4Mac cannot deal with .asx files.

If you could download the file, VLC may be able to play it but I don't think you are going to have much success with the streaming side.
You could always complain to the station about restricting it's audience in such a way.


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PowerBook G4 and website access
by bjtutan / August 13, 2010 1:14 AM PDT

Thank you for your quick reply. I will contact the radio station and see what they can do to help. Once again, Thank you - B

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