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#14098 - 02/07/11 09:33 PM VLC won't download
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so im trying to download VLC player onto my mac and it keeps telling me unknown error would that be because of the mac or the internet


Edited by cyn (02/08/11 02:07 AM)
Edit Reason: merged threads and changed subject line
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#14099 - 02/07/11 09:56 PM VLC won't download
fireantoef10 Offline


Registered: 02/07/11
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so im new to the Macintosh system, and im trying to download the VLC player for my mac and it wont download. is something im doing or is VLC not very compatible with mac? please reply quick i cant watch my movies. frown
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#14100 - 02/07/11 11:48 PM Re: VLC won't download [Re: fireantoef10]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Hi, and welcome to FineTunedMac. smile

Please be more specific...
  1. At what point do you see that error message... During/after d/l, when you try to open the .dmg file, some other time?
  2. Please post the text of the error message verbatim and tell us which app/utility is generating it.
  3. Exactly which MacBook are you running?
  4. Which version of OS X are you running?
  5. Which version of VLC are you trying to d/l and from where?
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#14101 - 02/07/11 11:54 PM Re: VLC won't download [Re: fireantoef10]
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VLC runs just fine on my MacBook.

Please respond to the questions in my response to your other post.
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#14103 - 02/08/11 02:22 AM Re: VLC won't download [Re: fireantoef10]
cyn Online

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fireantoef10, I pulled your post (and artie's reply to it) out of Download issues and combined that branch with your "Not compatible???" thread, and gave the combo a new subject line...should make troubleshooting easier all around.

Good luck with VLC.


Edited by cyn (02/08/11 03:11 AM)
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#14118 - 02/09/11 02:09 AM Re: VLC won't download [Re: cyn]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Paradise....on the central Ore...
FWIW, FireAnt and I shared a table together at the WiFi hotspot over here in Far far away land and I got her up and running with Perian and FLip4Mac to resolve her movie-watching issue......VLC player not required.

Tiny world, isn't it? blush grin
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#14119 - 02/09/11 02:36 AM Re: VLC won't download [Re: MacManiac]
artie505 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: MacManiac
FWIW, FireAnt and I shared a table together at the WiFi hotspot over here in Far far away land and I got her up and running with Perian and FLip4Mac to resolve her movie-watching issue......VLC player not required.

Tiny world, isn't it? blush grin

Wow! I always knew it was a tiny world, but I think your story trumps most of the others I've heard.

Did you, by any chance, pin down her VLC issue, or can you give us deeper insight into it?
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#14149 - 02/10/11 04:52 AM Re: VLC won't download [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Paradise....on the central Ore...
We simply side-stepped the VLC Player download (the connection speed was VERY SLOW that day) and I pushed her the .dmg files to install Perian and Flip4Mac.....and that resolved her inability to play Windows-based movie files by adding the needed CODECS to allow them to play properly in QuickTime Player.

...additionally, I had the Mac OS X 10.6.5 Combo Updater .dmg and the Delta .dmg for the 10.6.6 update, so we got her up-to-date system-wise as well.
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#14150 - 02/10/11 05:14 AM Re: VLC won't download [Re: MacManiac]
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Registered: 08/04/09
cool (Edit: You're an exemplary Boy Scout! grin )


Edited by artie505 (02/10/11 05:29 AM)
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