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    What is the latest version of WMP that will work with Snow Leopard? I have version 9, but was wondering if there is a later version that is available. Thank you.

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    Here is latest version of Flip4Mac to play WMV files using QuickTime.

    The Windows Media Player for the Mac is no longer being updated and is outmoded for use. Go to the link above and download Flip4Mac instead.

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    Thanks, but...
    I'm sure Flip4Mac works well for files to be downloaded and/or played. In my case however, I need to use WMP in order to play live streaming broadcast of a baseball game. (They indicate that it is required to play) When I tested it before paying, I found that it wouldn't play due to needing some kind of plug-in that was missing apparently. That's why I wanted to know if there was a newer version than 9, as I thought it may include whatever plug-in was missing.

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    The plug in you're missing is Flip4Mac. Download it and install it as it supports streaming live broadcasts. I use it all the time to listen to live streaming programs on the net.

    And, I don't understand why you need to pay for a program that is no longer supported for the Mac and is outmoded?

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    WMP for the Mac OS has not been updated since '05. It is old and no longer supported.

    Anything that requires WMP and will not play with Flip4Mac will be due to some DRM that has been implemented. In which case, there will be nothing in OS X that can play it - including the last WMP. Most of the DRM stuff, MS has been trying to get those companies limiting themselves to Windows to go the route of Silverlight, which is playable in OS X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    WMP for the Mac OS has not been updated since '05. It is old and no longer supported.

    Anything that requires WMP and will not play with Flip4Mac will be due to some DRM that has been implemented. In which case, there will be nothing in OS X that can play it - including the last WMP. Most of the DRM stuff, MS has been trying to get those companies limiting themselves to Windows to go the route of Silverlight, which is playable in OS X.
    I have yet to run into anything WMP-related that won't play in Flip4Mac. Have you?
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    No I have not found anything that would not play for me.

    I have only seen a few reports of some of the pay sports internet streaming not working in OS X. That was also back when Netflix did not work in OS X either I believe. Only reason I mention Silverlight.
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