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Hi - 1st post and new to macs so please be nice. I have used PC's for many years and decided to move to a 27 imac. Nice. I visit a site that displays webcams city/surf etc. the site supports Windows Media Player only for the display of the streaming video embedded within the webpages. The camera I like to view shows fistral beach in Newquay and is great for checking out the surf. However on my mac it is poor - blocky and sometiomes total green screen. I have downloaded windows media player 9 and flip4mac. Flip is installed. Any ideas how I can improve on this. I still have a PC and the pic is fine on that. Thanks
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If you have Flip4Mac Player installed, you can trash WiMP 9 -- it's obsolete.

I visited the site myself and you're right -- it's a complete mess.

MS has chosen not to make the latest WMV technology available on Macs yet. Blame them. You might also drop a note to the Flip4Mac people citing the URL, perhaps that will help.
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Thanks for that appreciate you taking the time. Glad it's not me. Will drop a note to Flip4mac as suggested

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I would also recommend installing Perian and VLC Media Player, both of which will make numerous commonly used codecs available.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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