Flip4Mac WMV Player for Mac

Flip4Mac WMV Player for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 159 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    722,099
  • Date Added:
    January 17, 2012
  • File Size:
    15.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,456
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7

Editors' Review

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Most PCs can handle QuickTime videos, but playback for Windows Media (WMV) files on a Mac isn't always predictable. Flip4Mac WMV is a free collection of QuickTime components that lets you play WMV and Microsoft Silverlight files on your Mac, either through QuickTime Player or right in your browser. You can also pay to upgrade Flip4Mac for more advanced WMV features, such as importing, exporting, and creating encoding profiles, which integrate with other QuickTime applications like Final Cut Pro.

If you just want to play videos, you only need the free Flip4Mac WMV Player. Flip4Mac then installs plug-ins that let you play Windows Media streams and Silverlight media in Safari and other browsers. (You can also customize your installation if you don't want to install Silverlight.) You can change your settings in the Flip4Mac preference pane later, but for the most part this app's functionality is invisible once installed, with playback in your browser that's nearly indistinguishable from QuickTime.

Flip4Mac isn't perfect--for example, it can't play Windows Media Digital Rights Management, and it hasn't fully made the jump to handle Safari's default 64-bit mode in Snow Leopard. But if you ever visit the growing number of sites that use WMV and Silverlight (such as Netflix and its Watch Instantly titles), Flip4Mac gives you a free, easy way to watch videos on those sites.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.0

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
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  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 159 votes

    • 5 star 63
    • 4 star 62
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 14
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  • 4 stars

    "Superb video player"

    July 30, 2014   |   By Ngowoke

    Version: Flip Player 3.2.0.34

    Pros

    really a superb video player but still needs to improve the features like equilizer etc

    Cons

    Need to support Hi res icon for Retina Macbook Pro and would love to have forward & backward seek trackpad gestures as in MplayerX. Freeware like AVS Media Player( http://www.avs-video-editor.org/avs-media-player/ ) does much more jobs.

    Summary

    Auto-start when selecting media files is very annoying when you are using the player to compare movie files you have created.

    Updated on Jul 30, 2014

    I like the new icon, audio channel option and new font size option(smart fit) in subtitles.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.4.1.4
    New Features in this Release
    • Added a progress indicator while waiting for streams to buffer in web browsers.
    Fixes in This Release
    • Fixes an export scaling issue that causes video quality issues with source frame sizes not divisible by four.
    • Fixes a problem exporting Silverlight templates.
    • Fixes numerous problems in the Web browser plug-in that prevented streaming and playback of various sites and other problems with clicking and scrolling while in the plug-in.
    • Adds support for Windows Media scripting. Note that scripting only works with Web browsers running in 32-bit mode. You may need to select "Open in 32-bit mode" in Finder's Info pane for Safari or Firefox for scripting to work.
    • Fixes a warning dialog issue with DRM protected content
    General
    Publisher Telestream
    Publisher web site http://www.telestream.net
    Release Date January 17, 2012
    Date Added January 17, 2012
    Version 2.4.1.4
    Category
    Category Video Software
    Subcategory Video Players
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
    Additional Requirements
  • QuickTime 7.2.1 or later
  • Download Information
    File Size 15.68MB
    File Name Flip-Player-3.2.0.34.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 722,099
    Downloads Last Week 4,456
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations If you have the free WMV Player, you already have a trial version of all the other Flip4Mac WMV import and export components. In trial mode you can export 50% of the duration of your source file up to 30 seconds.
    Price Free

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