One thing I like to keep available at all times while I work is a small window playing a video, either because it's essential to what I'm doing or because I simply want to be entertained. Usually I just crop my web browser window down to a small size and tuck it away into one of the four corners, where I can glance over to it from time to time.
Unfortunately this doesn't always pan out, for one of two reasons: it turns out to be too distracting, or it becomes obscured behind another app, making it difficult to watch. Helium helps with these two issues by allowing you to have a transparent window float anywhere above all of your other apps even the active ones , so you can easily watch videos without distraction while you work and play on your Mac. Download Helium either from developer Jaden Geller's website or directly from this link , then unzip the file and move the Helium app over to your Applications folder.
You may need to adjust your Mac's security settings to allow apps from unidentified developers before you can open it. Once you open Helium, a small window will appear asking you to make your way to a webpage through the menu bar. Technically, you can enter any URL, but Helium is geared more towards video-centric websites. Once the URL loads up, play the video.
The window will then float above all other apps on your computer, whether it be your web browser, photo-editing tool, music player, etc. To play videos from Netflix, you'll need to have Microsoft's Silverlight downloaded from Safari which it ditched for HTML5 last year , if you don't already. Solved by: Go to Solution.
Legitimate reasons why a Mac won't play Flash videos range If Flash is properly installed on the Mac and the system still can't play back Flash video, the Chrome users activate Flash by entering "chrome://plugins" in the address bar and. Learn How to fix your MAC or Apple Computer when you get the dreaded "The here are the instructions in-case you could not watch the video on your PC.
Were you accessing NFL Sunday ticket app or just local channel games, and are you able to view any other networks? We look forward to your reply! Player says sorry we encountered an error please restart player which is a hyperlink you click it and it does the same thing.
Then I went to direct TV website and tried to stream a channel figuring the website will install the player. Which it did. Hope that helps!! The first attempts gave me the Cisco player, did not work. I removed and tried again and it did the same thing.
I had the same error--its the Cisco Player that is the problem I did the same thing and customer support was no help either. Do you know how to find the Library in Finder? Delete the Video Guard Player folder entirely.
Using Chrome, I did the following to finally watch NFL Channel on my computer to catch highlights of the game I missed in just 10 not-so-easy steps:. I received a disk image file called, "CiscoVideoGuard. I reloaded the web page to get the CiscoVideoGuard software to load.
You can do better. There's no way my parents or a novice user would be able to pull of the above without calling in for Technical Support. Also make sure Adobe Flash Player is enabled, clear the cache and restart browser. Works now for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. I am having the same issue. I visit the Directtv site. Get to to channel guide, select a show, but the watch live button never highlights. It keeps saying "check to make sure im connected to wifi". Of course i am because my laptop im using is connected to the wifi.
The key is to make sure you have everything installed correctly and your Genie is on the same Wifi Network. From there, it's just a matter of double-checking software setup:. Sign up Sign up Sign in. Ask a question.
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