Flip Player for Mac User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "great product"

    April 4, 2012  |   By fitzt

    Version: Flip Player 2.4.2.4

    Pros

    Works like a charm

    Cons

    None A++ Keep up the great work

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  • 5.0 stars

    "the plug-in works great"

    April 3, 2012  |   By tappy727

    Version: Flip Player 2.4.2.4

    Pros

    The browser plug-in let's me see watch internet videos. It just works.

    Cons

    None that I can think of for now.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT USE, Unless you know what your getting into!"

    March 24, 2012  |   By SC404

    Version: Flip Player 2.4.1.4

    Pros

    It's good for watching your clips, but there are better options!

    Cons

    Just like others have mentioned, it WILL watermark your files, even the ones that you haven't tried to convert! If you just want to watch them, fine, but if you ever try to convert them for upload, it's watermarked! I have many old videos that I imported and haven't had the time to convert, until now. Many are not wmv's, but Mov's and they have somehow aquired the watermark! The issue is that I am above average in my computer skills and if they were able to backdoor me into having to purchase, there are many many others. Just search the web for folks in the same boat! Shame on you for holding our memories hostage for profit! BTW, the comment about your original files not being marked, funny how I have tried to pull a mov file into iMovie and I get the watermark?? Apparently , they trick you into thinking it's a mov file, but it's a wmv in a mov container and you can never extract it without paying the man!!!

    Summary

    Be very careful with this app!!! Know what your getting into or you will be forced to pay !!!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Another plugin, albeit for a mediocre format..."

    February 1, 2012  |   By WonderWoofy

    Version: Flip Player 2.4.1.4

    Pros

    It seems to do what it indicates, that is enabling my Mac to play Windows Media files using Quicktime Player X and Quicktime 7.

    Cons

    It still doesn't allow me to use Window Media as is in iTunes. Also, I am a long time user of VLC, which is set as my default player, so I don't really get much use out of this. I am really not sure what the installation of Silverlight has to do with enabling me to play WMV and WMA files.

    Summary

    This may not be something I am truly excited about but it is definitely useful for anyone who does not use VLC or MPlayer or something similar. I opened up the contents of the package (installer file) and then proceeded to only install the Quicktime Plugin. I am just not a big fan of more bloat. I feel as though, for what this does, it could be about 15MB smaller and still be effective. Despite all that, I still feel as though this is something that a majority of Mac users should install on their machines.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does What It's Supposed To!"

    January 30, 2012  |   By AlwaysBlameSatan

    Version: Flip Player 2.4.1.4

    Pros

    A buddy from up north sent me a short clip, but he runs Windows, I'm on a Mac. Messages told me none of my apps could play it, even though I've got all the heavy-duty ones that claim they play anything. So googled the prob, found this app (obviously on CNET again) and it worked great. Totally simple to use, enters when needed, otherwise hides. I'm now going back, re-vivifying old clips with same file extension, playing and enjoying them also!

    Cons

    None so far. I'm a recreational Mac user, not in business or needing it for something responsible, so traffic is thin and I've had no complaints.

    Summary

    Again, can't think of any adverse qualities, just a little add-on-app that makes doable what this computer should have been able to do, on its own, in the first place.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "another plug-in for my browser"

    January 26, 2012  |   By tappy727

    Version: Flip Player 2.4.1.4

    Pros

    Another plug-in for my browser that lets me watch video

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Zero, zero, zero"

    January 18, 2012  |   By Barry69

    Version: Flip Player 2.4.1.4

    Pros

    Nil, nil, nil

    Cons

    I want to go back to the older version, but it won't let me.
    This version gets a zero

    Summary

    Not for me

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Extremely Disapointing - Do NOT try it!"

    December 24, 2011  |   By ronisinlongbeach

    Version: Flip Player 2.4.0.11

    Pros

    I am not sure why I even got this; but it overwrites ALL of the digital video we shoot with our cameras, which never happened before. I must have gotten it for some special video format, I'm not sure, but now ALL our vacation videos have their watermark and voiceover on it, and we did not even need Flip4Mac for this sort of thing.

    A real, sneaky company! They NEVER mentioned they would watermark and audio mark the video we shoot with OUR OWN CAMERAS, unless we pay them!!!

    Cons

    We are very, very pissed off! They are holding us hostage! How can it even be legal to overwrite OUR OWN VIDEOS SHOT WITH OUR OWN CAMERAS? To undue the watermark they put on my own videos, I am supposed to pay them money? This is criminal, and if anyone wants to consider a class-action lawsuit, I would be very interested in joining forces. They MUST BE STOPPED.

    Summary

    Do NOT do business with this company; EXTREMELY unethical. They hold ALL your home video hostage that you shot WITH YOUR OWN CAMERAS! I'm astounded that a company would go this low to make a buck. Completely unethical and immoral. And this is happening to me at Christmas! My god, what SOB's they are!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "did what I wanted to do"

    December 22, 2011  |   By jpg178

    Version: Flip Player 2.4.0.11

    Pros

    let me play my sirus radio files
    tried others but cannot figure it out yet

    Cons

    how to use very confusing for me.
    Plan to spend some time to figure out how to use
    does not work with I-tunes
    had to search hard for the FREE software

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Obviously this version will be good ."

    November 17, 2011  |   By Gharanizadeh

    Version: Flip Player 2.4.0.11

    Pros

    After I see how this version works ?

    Cons

    I want comment later .

    Summary

    Sure it will be good !

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