Safari and Windows Media Player

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by jorweeck, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. jorweeck

    jorweeck Guest

    I visit gamespot often and other gaming sites that require Windows Media Player to stream videos. Now everytime I click on a link, it automatically goes to VLC instead of WM. How do I configure it so that it goes to WM instead of VLC?
  2. Maverick

    Maverick Active Member

    Apr 8, 2004
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    Hong Kong SAR

    right click on a wmv file, select get info...
    change the selection open with VLC and change it to Windows Media.

    then try it out with a streaming WM file.... i believe that should work
  3. jorweeck

    jorweeck Guest

    Nope. Tried that but it's still VLC that pops up. Can I just delete VLC so that WM takes precedence?
  4. elbert

    elbert Active Member

    Apr 8, 2004
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    You have to figure out what file format they are streaming. For all you know, it's not windows media. If that's the case, even if you set .wmv files to open with Windows Media, it still won't work. FYI, gamespot videos have no problem playing on Windows Media in Safari.

    You could also trash Windows Media (and all prefs files associated with it) and reinstall the app. That will reset all the Windows Media Player prefs.
  5. jorweeck

    jorweeck Guest

    oh. Thanks elbert. Will try that one.

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