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mulquemi
16th January 2007, 12:38 PM
Dear Mac users,
When ever I go to "Yahoo.com" news items I cannot seem to be able to view news video.
I attempt to activate news videos and just before they fire up a dialogue box appears with what appears to be a "leggo" block.
I presume this is attempting to indicate some component required to view the news video is missing.
How do I go about getting the necessary updates to view inline news videos?
All my computers are mac's so I havent been able to attempt a video viewing on a PC.
OS 10.4 both Firefor and Safari browsers.
Helpfull suggestions are appreciated.
mulquemi

Secret World
17th January 2007, 10:11 AM
Yahoo! use Windows Media PLayer for their videos, so you'll need to make sure you have the Flip4Mac plugin for Quicktime (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspx).

See http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/video/requirements/requirements-109816.html for more information.

ClockWork
17th January 2007, 10:29 AM
Firstly, make sure you have QuickTime 7.1.3 updated. Open QuickTime, and click in the top left QuickTime Player menu, and scroll down to - About QuickTime Player - to check your version of QuickTime.

If you do indeed have all the latest SoftWare Updates - (found by clicking once on the blue Apple menu in very top left and scrolling down to: Software Update...) - then it may be a problem caused by the last Security Update 2006-008, which did indeed make some minor modifications to QuickTime.

Check if you have all necessary Software Updates, and the latest QuickTime, first though, and then report your findings back here.

cheers,

cw

mulquemi
18th January 2007, 12:21 PM
Dear Mac users,
After I followed the above good advice all is well now,Thank you for this very effective advise and assistance,
Now that Ican access any vidoes from the internet I really were'nt missing anything ,tripe tripe and then more tripe.
Is there any worthwhile video content available, I will keep looking and am sure I will find some eventually.
Thanks again
mulquemi

Secret World
18th January 2007, 12:41 PM
Dear Mac users,
After I followed the above good advice all is well now,Thank you for this very effective advise and assistance,
Now that Ican access any vidoes from the internet I really were'nt missing anything ,tripe tripe and then more tripe.
Is there any worthwhile video content available, I will keep looking and am sure I will find some eventually.
Thanks again
mulquemi

It depends on what you want to watch. A good place to start is Apple's QuickTime Guide (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/guide/) which has links to plenty of QuickTime video content including music videos and movie trailers.

You can look at some of the showreels on the BBC Motion Gallery (http://www.bbcmotiongallery.com/), they're very interesting and amazing quality.

For random stuff or just about anything else, there's the ubiquitous YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/)

ClockWork
18th January 2007, 01:04 PM
Indeed. YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/) has many things to offer. All you need do is type the name of something you know into you tube's top right Search panel, and then press your return key on your keyboard. A list of items will apear below, and clicking on any of these will take you to a chosen video.

Why - only yesterday did I realize that YouTube had pretty much all the episodes of Michael Palin's Ripping Yarns, a huge selection of Monty Python sketches, and Kenny Everett clips. :)

kingsdesign
18th January 2007, 01:07 PM
I found that safari has difficulties playing video online as well.
There are a couple of dutch show which i normally watch online, they are available in about every format but safari doesn't like either of them. than after about 10 seconds i get asked if want to play the shows in windows media player for mac which plays al the formats just fine. It doesn't really bother me but it is something which could improve. Maybe if more people start using safari and/or mac it will get better.

Rik