Flip4Mac WMV for Mac

Flip4Mac WMV for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    772,734
  • Date Added:
    December 11, 2009
  • File Size:
    15.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,050
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

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

    4.1

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • 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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1 stars

"Doesn't work with Snow Leopard 64 bit"

February 17, 2010  |  By Zeke Canidae

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.1.2

Pros

It was okay before Snow Leopard.

Cons

useless on OS X 10.6 64bit

Summary

What good is it if won't work on a current Mac?

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4 stars

"Works very effectivley"

January 30, 2010  |  By Davjus

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.1.2

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

No Problems found

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5 stars

"Does exactly what it says it will without problems."

January 22, 2010  |  By spedteacher127

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.1.2

Pros

See above.

Cons

None that come to mind.

Summary

Get it, use it.

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5 stars

"Great product Can't live with out"

January 03, 2010  |  By fitzt

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.1.2

Pros

Saves me a lot of work with adding expensive software to get the job done

Cons

None. Just keep the update coming

Summary

I can't live with out it!

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4 stars

"I'd rather have this than not, and it's free."

December 30, 2009  |  By michaelharmon

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.1.2

Pros

Ability to view wmv files on the mac.

Cons

Apple should include this in Quicktime, but they don't. This is the next best thing. Thank you to the developer for doing this.

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4 stars

"Does what it promises"

December 29, 2009  |  By ares1pres

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.1.2

Pros

The free version allows you to play your MWV files on your Mac without any clitches. The Pro version (not free of charge, but at a reasonable price) is required when you want to convert your windows files to the Quick Time format.

Cons

Would be good if the number of versions could be reduced to two, the free one and a Pro version. The latter including all the capabilities of the higher priced versions. In that case a somewhat higher price for the Pro version would be acceptable.

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5 stars

"Does what it promises."

December 27, 2009  |  By altoid1

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.1.2

Pros

Flip4Mac does what it promises. Haven't experienced any glitches or problems on MacBook with OSX 10.5.8. Must have for that occasional clip you can't see otherwise.

Cons

Nothing to complain about.

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4 stars

"Indispensable software"

December 26, 2009  |  By ludovicoborroni

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.1.2

Pros

Compatibility with Os x.

Cons

Good quality wmv sight.

Summary

It place side by side well Quick Time.

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4 stars

"Works great -- one of the best add-ons I know"

December 24, 2009  |  By Rod Moore--2008

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.1.2

Pros

I like the simplicity of using it, and the good quality of the images it produces.

Cons

No adverse experiences so far.

Summary

Before Flip4Mac, I had to log onto an old PC I keep running, mostly for seeing the
video clips I receive daily. Haven't needed to bother for some weeks now.

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4 stars

"Works fine"

December 23, 2009  |  By sprkymrt

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.1.2

Pros

Works fine and does its job well. Never had any problem with it and it runs like a charm.

Cons

Haven't had anything to complain about.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.1.2
  • Fixes an audio bug when exporting from Final Cut Pro that was causing it to hang.
  • Fixes importing MP3 audio and exporting multi-channel audio.
  • Allows third-party applications to fully import a WMV clip from their application when QTMovieOpenAsyncOKAttribute=NO.
General
Publisher Telestream
Publisher web site http://www.telestream.net
Release Date December 11, 2009
Date Added December 11, 2009
Version 2.3.1.2
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6
  • 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 Not available
    Price Free

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