UEFA video problems

Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
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#1
Friend using Firefox with flip4mac installed and trying to play videos of previous matches in wmedia format. I tried configuring the browser and quicktime to play these videos but the website says macintosh platforms are not supported. If i get flip4mac configured properly will it override the macintosh not supported?

I'm not a mac user so I have no idea...he bought a mac and I'm just trying to help in any way I can.
 

Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
Political User
#3
we installed it, is there a certain step we need to take to tell the browser to use to VLC to play this type of file? Just in the regular Firefox settings?
 

Dark Atheist

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#4
not sure as i dont really use it - i use mplayer with the mplayer-plugin - but that should work on mac too, best bet would be to look on the vlc site and look at the docs section, should have all the info there you will need
 

SpiceWare

OSNN Junior Addict
#6
the website says macintosh platforms are not supported.
If the website say's not supported, then the website is probably part of the problem as it's most likely not even attempting to send the video.

One thing to try is to lie to the website by changing Firefox's user agent string.

Enter "about:" (no quotes) in the URL text box and you'll see what Firefox reports - mine shows Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.8.1.16) Gecko/2008070205 Firefox/2.0.0.16

The website parses that string, sees "Macintosh" and decides you're not worthy to receive the video.

Here's a list of user agent strings that Firefox reports.

To change yours do the following:
1) enter "about:config" (no quotes) in the URL text box
2) right-click in the list of preferences
3) select NEW->STRING
4) for preference name use: general.useragent.override
5) for value use one of the Window's strings from the above list, such as: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; fr; rv:1.9.1b1) Gecko/20081007 Firefox/3.1b1

You'll know you did it correctly when the "about:" screen shows the new User Agent String.

If you want to revert to the original user string just right-click on "general.useragent.override" and select Reset. You can enter "useragent" in the Filter: box so you don't have to manually search the list.
 

Tuffgong4

The Donger Need Food!!!!
Political User
#7
phenomenal!! I will attempt that string with him when he comes over again.

and tdinc, we have flip4mac installed...it didn't work.
 

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