Thursday, September 17, 2009

Windows Media streams on Snow Leopard

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to Snow Leopard along with many others.

On Leopard you used to be able to play Windows Media streams using a Microsoft plugin for QuickTime, however when I tried to fire up the CBC1 Radio steam I often listen to, I discovered it no longer works with the new QuickTime X that comes with Snow Leopard.

All is not lost however, A long time Linux app called VLC, ported to several platforms came to the rescue, once I fired it up, it worked flawlessly. In fact it's working so well I may never bother to use QuickTime for CBC1 again.

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