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Installing A Player For Macs
For Macs with G3/4/5 and Intel Processors
Apple G Series
MacOS X Version 10.3.9 or later
MacOS 10.3.9 and later allows you to use Apple's native QuickTime to view Windows Media streams, eliminating the need for installing a separate video player.
1 - Download The Latest Quicktime
2 - Install the Fip4Mac plugin for Quicktime

3 - Install and run the Flip4Mac Streaming Utility application
(For Live Feed Access)


Quicktime with Flip4Mac has been successfully tested on machines as slow as a G3/500Mhz iBook and a G3/350Mhz Blue/White desktop.

Due to a recent change in the way Flip4Mac handles live streaming, a third step, installing the "Flip4Mac Streaming Utility application" is required for playback of any live feed on a Mac. This utility may be left on continuously, but may impact the quality of playback of non-live, archived videos.

If you run into any problems, remember that the Windows Media Player method listed here (below) will also work for these systems, but note that Windows Media Player for Mac is no longer actively supported by Microsoft.



MacOS X Versions before 10.3.9
For these Macs, you have to download and install Windows Media Player 9 for Mac. You can find it at the following link:
Get Windows Media Player 9 for your Mac
This player will not be as efficient as Quicktime/Flip4Mac, as Quicktime was designed by Apple to run on Apple machines. Windows Media Player works well, but may be more taxing on your computer, so older machines may experience problems on playback with this method.


For Intel-Based Macs Running MacOS X Leopard
Recommended for Advanced Users Only!
Bootcamp
Intel Macs offer superior flexibility

Today's Mac is quite versatile, due to the fact that Intel now produces their CPUs. Apple is now distributing BootCamp, the software that allows Apple Users to Install Windows XP directly to their Macs without disrupting their MacOS data. This essentially solves any compatibility problems, since you are running a full version of XP, which comes with Media Player pre-installed. Dual-booting any computer comes with some risk, which is why we only recommend that advanced users consider this option. Data corruption or loss is a very serious possibility, and could result in wiping out all the information on your hard drive. You also need to purchase your own Windows XP disc. Bootcamp is a standard part of the Leopard build of OS X.

This information is only provided as an alternative solution for getting Windows Media streams to work for you. We will not provide any tech support needed to accomplish running BootCamp on your Mac.

If you are unsure about installing XP on your Mac, please make an appointment with an Apple Genus Bar, where Apple service techs can walk you through the process.