When viewing a Mediasite presentation on Mac systems running 10.4.x, there may be a long delay before playback begins. IN some cases, this can be a minute or more.

Note: This problem only seems to affect Mac OS 10.4.x . Earlier versions do not seem to have any delay issues when starting playback.

To resolve:

  1. Open Windows Media Player by selecting Go > Applications > Windows Media Player
  2. From the Toolbar select the Windows Media Player > Preferences > Network Settings tab.
  3. Uncheck TCP and UDP boxes and click OK


Can I play any Windows Media Audio (WMA) file?

Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X can play virtually any audio file that has been encoded by using Microsoft Windows Media Audio codec versions 1.0, 2.0, 7, 8, or 9.

Although the Player supports all the variants of the Windows Media Audio 9 codec (including the Windows Media Audio 9, Windows Media Audio 9 Professional, Windows Media Audio 9 Voice, and Windows Media Audio 9 Lossless codecs), the following two codecs are only partially supported:

  1. Windows Media Audio 9 Professional codec. Multiple channels are combined into a stereo mix during playback. In addition, content with an audio sampling rate higher than 48 kilohertz (kHz) outputs at a maximum rate of 48 kHz.
  2. Windows Media Audio 9 Lossless codec. Content with an audio sampling rate higher than 48 kHz cannot be played back.