Watch Yahoo! Music Videos On A Mac
Update: Yahoo! Music now has a Mac friendly beta music video player (have to sign in to enable it). You can ignore the post below; it's pointless, just like me.
This is what pops up when you try to watch a Yahoo music video on a Mac:
This is what you need to make it go away (install in order):
- Firefox - after installing and only if you're using an Intel Mac, Get Info and set it to open using Rosetta (I'll explain why in the next step).
- Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X - it's not a Universal binary, which is why you need to open Firefox with Rosetta if you're using an Intel Mac. What about Flip4Mac? It doesn't do DRM, which I think Yahoo music videos use. If you do decide to install Flip4Mac, install or reinstall Windows Media Player after Flip4Mac. You may also need to reassociate the .asf filetype with Windows Media Player. Just create an empty file with TextEdit or whatever and rename the file with an .asf file extension. Then Get Info and Change All to open with Windows Media Player:
- Greasemonkey - launch Firefox and install the Greasemonkey extension. Then quit and relaunch Firefox.
- pkLaunch - install this Greasemonkey script by Pooya Karimian. Thanks Pooya! Now I can watch all the Gwen Stefani music videos I want! (You can stop making fun of me now.)
Update: Version 0.9 of pkLaunch works fine in Windows but is broken on the Mac - at least it is on my Intel Mac mini. Use the older 0.8.1 version instead.