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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.pcpitstop.com/index.php?showtopic=124023

Any other suggestions are welcome!

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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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He could try Crossover Mac ( http://www.codeweavers.com/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).

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

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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.pcpitstop.com/index.php?showtopic=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/macosx/features/bootcamp.html

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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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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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I just tested all of the sites in firefox on Linux.

 

They all worked perfectly.

 

They should work in Mac OS firefox also.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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