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#1 djsilver666666

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:15 PM

Is it possible to run IE7 on a Mac?

I have a friend who loves soccer and he watches videos from several sites that incompass international soccer games. He decided to buy a Mac, and didn't think to ask me, and now he cannot watch the video from any of these sites. He tried to use Firefox since Safari didn't work, no luck.

All I know is the system is Leopard, and a laptop. I will get it for about an hour tomorrow to fiddle with.

I will try the "How-To: Play streaming windows media" using Flip4Mac from this thread: http://forums.pcpits...howtopic=124023
Any other suggestions are welcome!

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:17 PM

Microsoft stopped making Internet Explorer for the Mac quite some time ago, so you're boned. That is, unless you run a Windows virtual machine, or use Bootcamp to dual boot OSX and Windows.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:11 PM

He could try Crossover Mac ( http://www.codeweave...products/cxmac/ ). It costs money, but there's a free trial on the site. I've run IE 6 in Linux with the Linux version, it's pretty smooth. If he needs IE 7 he may be out of luck though.

As Brandon said, there is an old version of Internet Explorer for Mac OS Classic, but I don't think the compatibility layer they used to run those applications works on the new Intel macs (though I might be wrong).

Edited by xXenXx, 01 January 2008 - 06:11 PM.


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Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:34 PM

He probably couldn't use Bootcamp. Don't know anything about Windows virtual machine though... I will definantly check out Crossover Mac, thanks. I'm hoping it as simple as the lack of .wmv support, but it rarely is ;)

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:51 AM

Posting the website would be helpful in determining whether or not the site will work in other browsers.

http://itsyourpc.org

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 05:24 AM

Is it possible to run IE7 on a Mac?

I have a friend who loves soccer and he watches videos from several sites that incompass international soccer games. He decided to buy a Mac, and didn't think to ask me, and now he cannot watch the video from any of these sites. He tried to use Firefox since Safari didn't work, no luck.

All I know is the system is Leopard, and a laptop. I will get it for about an hour tomorrow to fiddle with.

I will try the "How-To: Play streaming windows media" using Flip4Mac from this thread: http://forums.pcpits...howtopic=124023
Any other suggestions are welcome!


If his Mac is a newer one with the Intel processor, he will be able to use Boot Camp, which came with Leopard.

http://www.apple.com...s/bootcamp.html

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:10 AM

I will try to get the websites from him, I forgot to write them down when he came over. I am interested in what the websites used, because I couldn't figure out how to make it work... BTW, Antony (my friend) decided to keep the Mac because he likes the faster boot time among other things. (I think it's mostly because he didn't want to pay the $150 re-stocking fee ;) ) Thanks for the help, everybody. I will try to get those sites because now I am interested in how they work!

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:17 AM

If you're adventurous, you can install WINE, and run Internet Explorer.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 03:22 PM

I'll check out WINE (never heard of it).

Here is a email I got fron Antony with the links:

//begin
Here we go David,

Now www.channelchooser.com works

www.channelsurfing.net opens the window media player but it does not play anything.

I went to http://www.myp2p.eu/ (Here I downloaded sopcast). Went I went to open a news station I got this: Safari quit unexpectedly. The problem may have been caused by the Flip4Mac WMV Plug-in.

It is possible that if this issues are resolved then others will too.

I appreciate your willingness to help.

I may have more things to mention.

Thanks

Antony
//end

FYI: After tommorow I will only have contact with Antony by email. Sadly he is moving to Cyprus in Greece (from NC, USA). Good friend, will be missed :(
And for people like Doug, he was a personal soccer trainer!

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 09:17 PM

I just tested all of the sites in firefox on Linux. They all worked perfectly. They should work in Mac OS firefox also.

http://itsyourpc.org

Microsoft blew its right foot off with Windows 8.
They went to the doctor to get it reattached with Windows 8.1 only to wake up to find out that a second left foot was attached in place.


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Posted 03 January 2008 - 10:27 PM

Just a few points.

* Crossover Office (PC or Mac version) is a commercial version of Wine. You could download and use Wine for free, but it does not include the GUI tools that Crossover does (Crossover lets you install almost all of the software it supports with just a few clicks). The same can be done with Wine, but judging from the original problem your friend isn't a real technical user and wouldn't want to muck around in the command line.

* Bootcamp allows you to install and run Windows natively on an Intel Mac. I think it's safe to say that bootcamp is overkill for this situation though...

* The problem with using bootcamp, or even a virtual machine, is that your friend would have to purchase a copy of Windows (which is quite expensive) to legally use it.

Firefox Mac download link: here.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:01 PM

But it doesn't work. We get a empty screen, or a little blue box in the center of nothing and it tells me nothing when I click on it. (This is on his computer, not mine)

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 05:36 AM

We really need to know his Mac's computer specs. Processor PowerPC or Intel? iBook, PowerBook, MacBook, or MacBook Pro? CPU Speed? Type of optical drive (CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, Combo, or SuperDrive)? Size of hard drive and amount of space which remains available Amount of RAM installed

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 07:59 AM

What codecs are installed on the machine. I think the hardware specs are irrelevant. We are talking about simple web browser content, that the most basic machine with a 15 year old 266 processor can handle.

http://itsyourpc.org

Microsoft blew its right foot off with Windows 8.
They went to the doctor to get it reattached with Windows 8.1 only to wake up to find out that a second left foot was attached in place.


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Posted 04 January 2008 - 12:21 PM

I would send him the info for the Pit full tests, but those are for PC only, right? How do you suggest that I obtain the codecs/specs? I don't know how to get any but the most basic things from a Mac, so if you tell me how then I will send the directions to Antony and he can try to follow them.

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Posted 04 January 2008 - 02:28 PM

Well try flash for starters. Everyone of the sites you listed were using flash.

http://itsyourpc.org

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:48 AM

I know that flash works because I went to http://www.cbs.com/ and watched part of a NCIS episode perfectly. And the cbs site uses flash to power its online episode viewer.

Is there no tests or something that could be run on the mac to get a list of codecs?

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 11:11 AM

The problem isn't with the computer, its with the website ( www.channelsurfing.net ). It uses an activeX control to set up the video feed, which is exactly what you shouldn't do unless, of course, you're purposely trying to block people from viewing your videos. I have mac, linux, and windows and it only works on windows in IE (I used version 6). Without the activeX control you can't even get to the video stream even if you have the codecs.

Btw, my copy of windows is running through Parallels on my Mac. I suggest this or another piece of virtual machine software for situations like this.




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