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My friend gave me his old Powerbook. How come I can't download music or listen to internet radio?

I am new to Macs, and not very savvy with computers in general. When I go to some websites to "listen live" to radio, or to play a sample of music, nothing happens. Are there some audio files and streams that are not compatible with Macs? I have a Powerbook G4 with OS X and iTunes

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The "listen live" stream may be a Windows Audio or Real Player stream (probably Windows Audio and therefore requires Windows Media Player), and probably will be unable to play those streams. If you know its not Windows Audio, you can try using VLC player to play the stream.

    If that doesn't work but you don't have a specific radio station you want to listen to, try choosing a radio station listed in iTunes (I believe they are all free).

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  • 1 decade ago

    Macs can play .wma files. that isn't the problem.

    although i don't have the answer for you, i want you to know that reformatting your hard drive won't do a darn thing for you in this area. don't listen to cm. people run around Yahoo Answers telling people to reformat like it's the solution to every problem.

    reformatting is a pain in the butt and takes a lot of time to do. reformatting is a last resort - not the first one.

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  • rehrer
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Take a large number of music in English or without lyrics. tell your chum's mom you ought to hearken to it or you will doze off and that this is basically too risky to take the prospect. do no longer play R&B or Korean punk rock in any respect. perhaps you and he or she will communicate. She could dislike having human beings communicate in a remote places language in her presence in view it quite is blatantly ignoring her and it sort of looks like secrets and strategies are being exchanged. In my kin, the different language grew to become into used to make constructive the babies could no longer understand what the grown united stateshave been asserting while it wasn't the babies' business corporation, yet we've been little and that they have been grown. i know you're doing her a desire yet be a considerate hostess. At her age, she ought to like countless from from 1920's pop music, prepare tunes, action picture sound tracks, tricky rock or the different form of rock, usa, classical, opera, zither music, bag pipes...in case you're able to desire to know, ask her. If she has something which could play on your gadget, ask her to convey it. Or enable her %. the stations on the radio. Ask her to tell you thoughts approximately her mom and dad or her very own adolescence. We went from no television to iPods in that ingredient. those thoughts could nicely be alluring.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    download players like flash, macromedia, etc.

    if that doesnt work you might want to reformat, i think you should want to anyways since your getting it from someone else.

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