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Flip4Mac WMV Player for Mac

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    Mar. 26, 2012
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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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3 stars

"It seems to work satisfactorily."

April 06, 2012  |  By a_drian

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV Player


It seems to work satisfactorily.


I have not trialled it earnestly so I cannot identify any.

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4 stars

"great product"

April 04, 2012  |  By fitzt

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV Player


Works like a charm


None A++ Keep up the great work

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5 stars

"the plug-in works great"

April 03, 2012  |  By tappy727

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV Player


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


None that I can think of for now.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Fixes in This Release:
  • Fixed possible crashing and display issues in the browser plugin.
  • Numerous fixes in the licensing engine to deal with closed networks and new installations under Lion.
Publisher Telestream
Publisher web site http://www.telestream.net
Release Date March 26, 2012
Date Added March 26, 2012
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.68MB
File Name Flip-Player-
Total Downloads 817,108
Downloads Last Week 2,303
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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