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How do I install the Windows Media Player plug-in on Safari for Mac?

Windows Media Player logo

Windows Media Player is a free browser plug-in and piece of software that is used for playing videos and audio tracks. Find out here how to install the Windows Media Player plug-in on Safari for Mac.

Not your web browser? Go back to the Windows Media Player plug-in page to select your browser.

WebWise Team | 9th September 2010

Clicking the 'Download' link at the end of this guide automatically takes you to the Windows Media Player download page.

1. Introduction

When you see the main download page, look for 'For Mac'.

Click 'For Mac' to continue.

Windows Media Player download step 1 – Introduction

2. Download

Click 'Free Download'.

Windows Media Player download step 2 – Download

3. Components

Click 'Download' to continue.

Windows Media Player download step 3  – Components

4. About your download

If the download does not start, click 'Start download'.

Windows Media Player download step 4 – About your download

5. Download Manager

Your download manager opens and the file starts to download.

This may take a few minutes.

Windows Media Player download step 5 – Download Manager

6. Double click new icon

Once the download is complete, you will see a new icon in your Download Manager.

Double click the icon to proceed.

Windows Media Player download step 6 – Double click new icon

7. Continue

A dialog box appears asking you if you want to continue installation.

Click 'Continue'.

Windows Media Player download step 7 – Continue

8. Flip4Mac WMV Installer

The Flip4Mac WMV Installer box opens.

Click 'Continue' to install the program.

Windows Media Player download step 8 – Flip4Mac WMV Installer

9. Read Me

Important information is displayed.

Click 'Continue'.

Windows Media Player download step 9 – Read Me

10. Licence Agreement

Check the agreement.

Click 'Continue'.

Windows Media Player download step 10 – Licence Agreement

11. License

The license agreement box drop-downs.

Click 'Agree' to proceed.

Windows Media Player download step 11 – License

12. Destination Select

Select the disk where you want to install the software.

If you are unsure, just click 'Continue'.

Windows Media Player download step 12 – Destination Select

13. Installation Type

Click the 'Install' button to install the program.

Windows Media Player download step 13 – Installation Type

14. Authenticate

You may be asked to enter the username and password for your Mac to install the program.

Enter your details and click 'OK'.

Windows Media Player download step 14 – Authenticate

15. Software successfully installed

The software was successfully installed.

Click 'Continue'.

Windows Media Player download step 15 – Software successfully installed

16. Optional Upgrade

If you do not wish to upgrade, just click 'Continue'.

Windows Media Player download step 16 – Optional Upgrade

17. Installation complete

The installation was completed successfully.

Click 'Close' to finish.

Windows Media Player download step 17 – Installation complete

Download

Disclaimer

Certain services offered on the BBC website such as audio, video, animations and games require specific additional third party software (called 'plug-ins'). You may have such software already loaded onto your computer. If you do not then, should you wish to use these BBC services, you will need to licence and download such software from a third party software company.

We will direct you to the relevant pages of the software company website. The website will give a set of instructions that you will need to follow in order to download the plug-in. In particular you will be asked by the software company to agree to its terms and conditions of licence. Any such agreement is between you and the software company and the BBC does not accept any liability in relation either to the download or to the use of the plug-in.

The BBC does not use any plug-in that is not available FREE OF CHARGE. However most software companies will also offer versions of their plug-ins that require payment. We will always try to direct you to the free download pages of the software company site. You may of course choose to licence paid-for software from the third party. However if you only want to download the free plug-in you should not be asked for, nor give, any credit card or other payment details.

Finally, it is likely that you will be asked to enter personal details (name, address etc.) as part of the download process. If you do enter such information then it will be held by the software company subject to the Data Protection Act and other relevant privacy legislation. The company should therefore inform you what it intends to do with your data, and may direct you to its Privacy Policy. Please note that you will be submitting the data to the third party software company and not to the BBC and so the use of the data will NOT be covered by the BBC Privacy Policy.

Although the BBC uses third party plug-ins in order to provide the best possible web service, it does not endorse any third party software. If you choose to enter into an agreement with the third party and download the plug-in you do so at you own risk.


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