Flip4Mac WMV Player for Mac

Flip4Mac WMV Player for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 162 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    817,108
  • Date Added:
    May 26, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,303
  • Platform:
    Mac
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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

    3.8

    out of 5 votes

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

    3.9

    out of 162 votes

    • 5 star 64
    • 4 star 62
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 16
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Results 1–5 of 5

5 stars

"Just Works!"

June 03, 2012  |  By Frances10024

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV Player 2.4.4.2

Pros

Seamlessly opens windows-formatted videos for my Mac.

Cons

Can't think of any.

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3 stars

"Installs and runs without difficulty."

June 03, 2012  |  By a_drian

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV Player 2.4.4.2

Pros

I do not notice any deterioration since last version.

Cons

I do not notice any.

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5 stars

"Simply just works and works well"

June 02, 2012  |  By Aswilde

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV Player 2.4.4.2

Pros

As above, it does what it promises

Cons

none: no problems as far as I can tell

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4 stars

"Adds ability to view WMV files."

June 02, 2012  |  By ltsilver

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV Player 2.4.4.2

Pros

Easy to install and use.

Cons

none as of now

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2 stars

"It works, but..."

May 27, 2012  |  By peislander17

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV Player 2.4.4.2

Pros

It generally does what it says.

Cons

The watermarking issue is not addressed in this out-dated review, nor very clearly in the publisher's description.

Summary

I won't put it back in play until I am sure there is no longer indiscriminate and inappropriate watermarking.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4.4.2

- The importer now accepts files with a .wm extension.
- Fixed issue where watermarks would appear incorrectly.
General
Publisher Telestream
Publisher web site http://www.telestream.net
Release Date May 26, 2012
Date Added May 26, 2012
Version 2.4.4.2
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.68MB
File Name Flip-Player-3.2.0.34.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 817,108
Downloads Last Week 2,303
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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