How come tiger recognizes VLC as a drive, and not a program

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  1. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    I dl'd the version of vlc media player for tiger, and its listed as a drive. What's going on?
     
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    Icedog New Member

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    the program should be inside the drive. just drag the program over to the application folder and eject the drive then delete the .dmg
     
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    ppops mark webber = teh future

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    when i first got my mac, I thought that was weird too.

    But thats how you download programs on a mac, all you do is drag the application icon into the Application folder. Quite easy actually.....
     
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    some will be inside a mounted drive and some will just write themselves to the desktop ( or wherever you have your downloaded files go). Like its been said, just drag it to the applications folder and you're done.
     
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    IcyHot4Life Str8 Ballin'

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    if the clarification is of any edification to you, many mac programs come in the form of a compressed disk image, instead of, say, zipped. It's just another way of bundling the app. Now that OS X has zip capability built-in you'll probably see equal amounts of .zip and .dmg packages, but .dmg has been supported since 10.0 and that's pretty much been the standard since.
     
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  6. Kirk Hinrich

    Kirk Hinrich New Member

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    cool, thanks guys
     

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