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Roger Simian

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A Question For Wakefield
« on: 09 November, 2001, 05:30:36 am »
Sorry, I don't know how difficult this would be to do, but any chance of putting the site's video stuff (the old tv advert etcetera) onto RealPlayer or QuickTime formats?  My Mac won't play Windows Media.

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Re: A Question For Wakefield
« Reply #1 on: 09 November, 2001, 07:20:37 am »
what??? it's all in that awful media player format?? christ, glad i ain't tried downloading em yet. Wake, rememebr us mac users!!

we are vastly superior:)

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Re: Re: A Question For Wakefield
« Reply #2 on: 09 November, 2001, 08:30:09 am »
Burger King beats a big mac anyday.

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Re: A Question For Wakefield
« Reply #3 on: 09 November, 2001, 02:04:23 pm »
The videos are in Mpeg format. The music is in mp3 (with one also in windows media). Are you saying Macs can't play mpeg and mp3?

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Re: Re: A Question For Wakefield
« Reply #4 on: 09 November, 2001, 02:51:06 pm »
If any Mac users have any problems with the video/audio downloads on this site, then I suggest you go to apple.com and download QuickTime player 5. If you really want to give Bill Gates a foothold into your mac then try www.download.microsoft.com/winmediaplayer/WMPMAC/7.01/MacOS/EN-US/WindowsMediaInstaller.hqx

Ugghh! Microsoft... must go and scrub myself clean!!!

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Re: Re: Re: A Question For Wakefield
« Reply #5 on: 09 November, 2001, 02:52:33 pm »
Infact can I suggest that any PC users go do the same. Windows Media is just shit!

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Re: Re: A Question For Wakefield
« Reply #6 on: 09 November, 2001, 03:52:11 pm »
"The videos are in Mpeg format. The music is in mp3 (with one also in windows media). Are you saying Macs can't play mpeg and mp3?"

I can play mp3s fine, 'cause I have that software.  But, when I downloaded the tv advert, it told me I needed "Sparkle" to open it.  So I downloaded "Sparkle" and tried opening it and "Sparkle" said that it couldn't because in the clip the sound and picture are merged(????).  Obviously I need a newer version of "Sparkle", or something, but I can't find it anywhere.  Don't have these problems with QuickTime or RealPlayer.  

I don't think I've ever managed to open an mpeg.  QuickTime movies end in - .mov - and RealPlayer ones end in - rm - I think.

Does anybody know the solution?  I'm using an iMac with Netscape 6 or Netscape 4.    

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Re: Re: Re: A Question For Wakefield
« Reply #7 on: 09 November, 2001, 03:56:21 pm »
I see now that Mr Simian is misled in his observations of the format of these downloads. Mpegs are fine aren't they? mmmMMMMMM we LUV mpegs. yes wake, you are a good boy (pat on head).

as a side note to this odd little diversion, i was under the impression that Billy G already OWNED apple, albeit personally as opposed to part of the MS empire. I was told he did this to control the universe but had to do it privately otherwise he'd get accused of a monopoly or sumthin.

and whilst we're streaming wildly off topic, isn't it cold today?

Fraston brrrrrrrrrrrr

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Re: Re: Re: A Question For Wakefield
« Reply #8 on: 09 November, 2001, 04:15:48 pm »
Easy solution to the MPEG problem. Don't double click the file to launch it. Instead, open QuickTime player and choose open from the File menu. Highlight the Mpeg file & the open button will change to convert. Hit return & Hey Presto! one playable Mpeg movie. When you've finished watching it choose Save from the file menu and the file will automatically be read by Quicktime in future.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: A Question For Wakefield
« Reply #9 on: 09 November, 2001, 05:21:10 pm »
Aha!  Cheers, Matt.  I'll give that a go later.