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sfkatana
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Mac Issues Re Streaming

Post#1 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:27 am

I've never been able to stream any videos. Until yesterday, I was only able to download. I use:

Mac OS X 10.5.8
Firefox 8.0.1

First and foremost, Any help to get me streaming would be great. Secondly, what happened to MegaUpload site? Once the new counter page counts down to activated download button, I click it and get a Megaupload music video. That's it. I mean the music video is cool and all, but I wanted a movie.

Thanks for your help.


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Re: Mac Issues Re Streaming

Post#2 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:46 am

After tinkering around even more, I found I could get the video to download by opening the Megaupload download link in a new tab. Why this works... IDK, but it did.

I still can't stream so any help with that would be appreciated!

Mac OS X 10.5.8
Firefox 8.0.1 or
Safari 5.0.6 or
Chrome 16.0.912.63

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Re: Mac Issues Re Streaming

Post#3 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:52 am

Hi sfkatana,

Macs have always been a bit of a mystery here (to me at least). For some reason, sometimes they work and sometimes not. Personally, I think it has a lot to do with quicktime x, but I've never really been able to verify that. Viewing with the vlc player as the files download always works.

With the changes to megaupload, there is a new script - get it at the top of the main page - and it works fine for both streaming and downloading. The links do however, now load in a pop-up window, on the MU site.

If for some reason you cannot use the script, click your link to expose the MU link (if you have a script installed, greasemonkey must be off when the page is loaded), then you MUST copy it and paste it into your address bar and hit Enter. If you simply click it, you will either be directed to megaVIDEO, or you will get the MU song.

Edit:

Well, we can try, if that's what you want, but my experience with macs has not been very successful once they go wonkey. The only sure fix I've found (this was with snow leopard) is to reinstall the OS. You'll have to describe to us what your symptoms are, and verify that you have a proper set-up (do you have GM, the divx webplayer ver. 1.4, the latest script).
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Re: Mac Issues Re Streaming

Post#4 » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:40 am

Hi,

Happy New Year. In regards to installing the GM Script... What I've found is that Grease Monkey doesn't run on Macs - PC only, but I need to install Grease Monkey before installing the GM script. So I'm kinda stuck and now I can't get the MU links to work at all. Not evening opening the link in a new tab.

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Re: Mac Issues Re Streaming

Post#5 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:52 am

Yes, greasemonkey does work on macs - we may be pc-centric here, but we're not idiots, lol. However, greasemonkey isn't working on safari anymore, unless you want to downgrade to an older version (don't know which one though - but it's only been a few months, I think).

Like I said before, sometimes the divx webplayer just doesn't want to work on macs, but that usually involves a failure to connect issue, and as I understand, your issue is with getting greasemonkey to work. Sooo, try manually removing the greasemonkey script and reinstalling:

There is a problem with your iqs script? Make sure the Greasemonkey icon is active/highlighted (click on it). Right-click on it and select "manage user scripts". Right-click in the box that comes up, anywhere there isn't an object, and you should get a dialogue box with an option to "open containing folder". Do that. When the folder opens, delete the script, and close it out. Clear all cookies and browser cache in firefox - interpret for another browser (try selecting [ctl-shift-del]) - by selecting the clear recent history function in the tools menu. Be sure all applicable entries are checked (under the details tab), and be sure to select "everything" at the top ("all saved data" in chrome). Restart your browser. Install the latest iqs script from the link on the main page. When you attempt to load a video (after you've clicked a link), make sure the greasemonkey icon is highlighted, and right-click it to ensure the iqs script is selected and active.

If that still didn't work, do it all over again, but this time uninstall Greasemonkey after you manually delete the script -restart your browser - and reinstall.

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CHROME

Chrome users having trouble with their script should check their download directory for old scripts AND remove the script from the profile directory. Doing only one may not be enough to solve your issue.

If you're getting the "could not read source file" error, then the problem is that there is an "extra", probably old, script(s) in the directory you're downloading to (probably your default download directory). You need to find all files named [some random number].js or labled "user script", and delete them. You should then be able to install your new script (but you might want to check that it's been properly deleted from your downloads folder after successfully installing).

TRY THIS METHOD FIRST (IT SEEMS EASIER): Go to the UPDATE button----> right-click "Save link as..." -----> You should be taken to the Download folder and see the old 58869.user script (or maybe [some random number].js) ------> delete it! ---->continue with the new installation and it should work.

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TO MANUALLY DELETE YOUR SCRIPT IN CHROME

In chrome, you should be able to find your script and delete it in the "default" folder in your chrome directory. You can find it by following these instructions (windows):

# Exit Google Chrome completely.
# Go to the Start menu > Run.
# Enter one of the following directories in the text field, then press OK (copy/paste should work).

* Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\
* Windows Vista/ Windows 7: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\

# Locate the folder called "Default" in the directory window that opens.

Mac

# Quit Google Chrome completely.
# Go to the Go menu > Go to Folder.
# Enter the following directories in the text field, then press Go.

~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default
# Locate the folder called "Default" in the directory window that opens.


[In chrome, you can access your scripts on the extensions page (wrench, tools, extensions).]
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