Flip4Mac WMV Player for Mac

Flip4Mac WMV Player for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 160 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.0.126
  • Total Downloads:
    772,734
  • Date Added:
    September 21, 2012
  • File Size:
    15.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,050
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.7/10.8

Editors' Note: Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing and/or using this software.

Editors' Review

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Flip Player plays Windows WMV files on your MacBook or iMac. Since WMV files are ubiquitous on the Internet, the ability to play these files natively without converting them is a nice feature. Flip Player plays WMV files through QuickTime, so any application that supports QuickTime can play WMV files, including Mac-supported Web browsers like Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.

Flip Player is free, although there is limited functionality unless you upgrade to the full Pro (or higher) version. Flip Player Pro has some conversion capabilities, so you can convert WMV files for use on portable devices like the iPad and iPhone. There are some editing capabilities built in, too, but they are pretty basic. The software worked well in our testing, although to get any real capabilities beyond normal playback of standard-definition WMV files, you need to upgrade.

Flip Player's interface is clean and won't require much time for you to become familiar with it. Flip Player works as expected, and we played back both standalone and embedded WMV files with no hitches. However, converting to other formats requires the upgrades to the Pro version or higher, so the free app has very basic playback utility for most users.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 160

1 stars

"Nice little bit of malware you got there Cnet!"

November 15, 2014  |  By Jason Jason

 |  Version: Flip Player 3.2.0.34

Pros

Nice big green clickable buttons.

Cons

Once downloaded and installed, it shut down my browser, reset my home page and search engine on two browsers....Does Not do anything as promoted, which is play video

Summary

Heed the editor's note: it will damage your system. And I am fair from an inexperienced user.

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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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3 stars

"2.5.0.1 gets installed"

April 26, 2013  |  By tappy727

 |  Version: Flip Player 3.1.0.33

Pros

I can watch internet video

Cons

Firefox says Flip4Mac version 2.5.0.1 is installed

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4 stars

"So useful and unobtrusive!"

March 31, 2013  |  By jake61--2008

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV Player 3.1.0.24

Pros

Don't have to think of it.

Cons

None I can come up with.

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4 stars

"It works quite well."

March 19, 2013  |  By Starman35

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV Player 3.1.0.24

Pros

Sometimes, it also tries to open up in Quicktime

Cons

It tries Quicktime when it doesn't need it.

Summary

It works fine on 10.6.8

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5 stars

"No Complaints"

August 04, 2012  |  By Frances10024

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV Player 3.0b1

Pros

I don't even notice it working--it just works.

Cons

None that I have found.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.0.126

- All software is now signed with a digital certificate from Apple to address security and anti-malware requirements in Gatekeeper.
- Added support for the application/x-ms-wmp mime type.
- Added 64-bit Core Audio support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
- Flip4Mac will now continue playing even if it encounters corrupted audio packets, as long as there are enough valid packets to prevent a perceptible problem with the audio.
- Fixed a bug that prevented Flip4Mac from opening local wvx files.
- Fixed a bug that prevented MMS stream playback and resulted in a -19160 error.
- Fixed potential crashes and memory leaks.
- Fixed various issues with QuickTime X Player 10.2 in Mountain Lion.
General
Publisher Telestream
Publisher web site http://www.telestream.net
Release Date September 21, 2012
Date Added September 21, 2012
Version 3.0.0.126
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Players
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 15.68MB
File Name Flip-Player-3.2.0.34.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 772,734
Downloads Last Week 3,050
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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