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hi im skot
07-05-2006, 06:00 PM
(Mods: Feel free to move this if the Clubhouse is the wrong board for this thread :smile: )

I just bought a new MacBook as my "business travel" computer. Of course, the main reason to get it was so I could watch Sox games while on the road.

When I've tried watching games on it, everything works okay, except I'm not able to watch it in full-screen mode.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Erik The Red
07-05-2006, 06:53 PM
Does it use a flash-based player, or Windows Media? Windows Media is handled through a 3rd party add-on for QuickTime, ever since Microshaft dropped WMV support for the Mac, and I don't think you can full-screen the QuickTime in-browser plugin. That, and the company that handles WMV support for the Mac has been dragging their heels getting an Intel beta of their WMV component released. :angry:

hi im skot
07-06-2006, 02:08 PM
Well, I'm no computer expert, but it's definitely through Windows Media Player.

I use Firefox (tried Safari, won't play the video) and it works, but like I said in my first post, I can't get the full screen working.


You obviously have a greater understanding of computers than I do; would this link maybe allow you to pick out what might be the problem?

----> http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/help/faq_system_requirements.jsp


Anybody else run into this problem?

Thanks!

CashMan
07-06-2006, 03:16 PM
Why would you buy a MAC?

Unregistered
07-06-2006, 03:23 PM
Well, I'm no computer expert, but it's definitely through Windows Media Player.

I use Firefox (tried Safari, won't play the video) and it works, but like I said in my first post, I can't get the full screen working.


You obviously have a greater understanding of computers than I do; would this link maybe allow you to pick out what might be the problem?

----> http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/help/faq_system_requirements.jsp


Anybody else run into this problem?

Thanks!Step 1. Download Flip4Mac (http://www.flip4mac.com/)
Step 2. Set it to play WMV files in Quicktime
Step 3. Profit!

SouthSideSoxFan
07-06-2006, 04:04 PM
Why would you buy a MAC?

Lots of reasons. Haven't you seen the commercials (http://www.apple.com/getamac/)? :smile:

You can integrate the White Sox game schedule with iCal at http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/ical/library/mlbbaseball.html.

I use MLB.TV on my Mac regularly, I can open multiple game windows of my choice as shown in this post (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1088129&postcount=32).

hi im skot
07-06-2006, 04:12 PM
Thanks for the responses, gang.

I'm pretty sure I already have flip4mac, but I probably just don't have it set up correctly.

I'm at work right now and heading to the Brewers game tonight, but I'll check it out when I get the chance.

Thanks again!