Is there any specific hardware needed to run Windows Media Player on my Mac?

These are the minimum requirements for hardware and software:

    Apple Mac OS 8.1 or later (8.6 or later is recommended)

    Power PC 603e 180MHz or higher of RAM

    Virtual Memory turned on

    10 MB of "free" hard disk space

    Monitor color depth of 256 colors (millions of colors recommended)

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0.1 or later

Other possibilities would be:

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later recommended

    Netscape Communicator 4.0 or later (Power PC version)

    America On-line for Macintosh 4.0 or 5.0

    Apple Safari 1.0

If you need an updated version of Windows Media Player for Macintosh, please use these links:

    For  Mac OS 8.1 through 9.x  - WMP 7.1:

    For Mac OSX

Be sure to follow the installation instructions under trouble shooting tip #2