How to unzip the legacy standalone zip player (Windows/Mac)

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THIS LEGACY VERSION (ZIP) OF THE COURSE PLAYER IS OUTDATED AND NO LONGER RECOMMENDED. SEE OUR NEW TRUEFIRE COURSE PLAYER DESKTOP APP (WINDOWS/MAC)

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The Legacy stand-alone version of your TrueFire course was compressed into a "zip file" to make it smaller and easier to download.You MUST "unzip" that file before working with the course. Here's how ...

WINDOWS

  1. Locate the downloaded zipped file in your computer. 

    The courses are named by the item number.zip (ie. 9875.zip or 8775.zip). Unless otherwise prompted, your browser will determine where the files are saved on your computer. In most cases, files are automatically downloaded to your computers "Download" section. If you cannot locate your file, try to right-click (control click) on the download link and "save file as" to choose the location where the file gets saved to. 
     
  2. Make sure you have a program that will "unzip" or "extract" zipped files.

    Most computers come with unzip software already installed on their computer. Vista users may need to use WinZip, 7Zip or Winrar to deal with a Vista issue. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952249. If you need an unzip program, we recommend Zipeg (learn more) but there's lots of other programs that will works as well.
     
  3. Unzip the file

    Window users: right-click on the zip folder and choose to "extract all".
    Mac users: double click on the zip folder to unzip.

    NOTE! If you get a window which says "Do you want to copy this folder without encryption", check "do this for all current items" and click "yes"
     
  4. Once the files are unzipped, you'll find a folder (named the course title) inside of which are all of the folders and files that comprise your course.

    Windows users: simply click the "Windows Video Player.exe" (older courses may display a guitar Icon) to open the course.
    Mac users: click the "Mac Video Player.exe" or "Course Player" icon. If you a running Mac Mountain Lion, please read these additional steps.
     
  5. Back-up the zipped file for safekeeping and you should also keep the unzipped file on your hard drive for best performance.

Dig in!

Sample Unzip Process on Windows 7 machine

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MAC

Files you download from the Internet are often compressed or zipped so that they take up less space and arrive much faster than files that haven’t been compressed. You can easily identify compressed files by their extensions, such as .zip (a common standard used in OS X and Windows) and .sit. Before you can use these files, you must unzip them.

Unzipping your Course

1- Locate the file you wish to unzip. 

2- Double-click the file. It should open up as a series of folders.

3- Select the folder you wish to unzip. Double-click it. It should open up the file within the folder.

If you are having issues unzipping your course, please read this help guide: Can't Unzip: Error 1 or Decompression Failed

After the course has been unzipped, access the opened folder.

Launch the Mac Default Player

Click on the Mac Default Player to launch to course. If the Mac Default Player does not open for any reason, please try Alternate 1 or Alternate 2.

After you've launched the Mac Video Player, if you are warned "Mac Video Player" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash" -Don't do it! See next steps here to allow the player to launch.

Use the TrueFire Course Player: Desktop app (Recommended!)

All that being said, we have a new installed player which we recommend all customers use in place of the legacy standalone zip folders.

The new TrueFire Course Player: Desktop app is a one-time installed program which allows you to access your entire course library of lessons from one centralized location. You can download on-demand or in bulk for full offline access.

You do not need to worry about downloading separate standalone course folders with separate video players.

You can learn more about the new TrueFire Course player and download at: www.truefire.com/apps

 

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