Flip4Mac WMV for Mac

Flip4Mac WMV for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 161 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.5.4
  • Total Downloads:
    772,734
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 01, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

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

    3.5

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.9

    out of 161 votes

    • 5 star 63
    • 4 star 62
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 16
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5 stars

"It just does it, so what can one say, except great!"

December 05, 2010  |  By gwgerrity

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.5.4

Pros

Works transparently.

Cons

None whatsoever.

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1 stars

"Couldn't get it to work"

November 15, 2010  |  By rjleong

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.5.4

Pros

Who knows? Not I.

Cons

I had downloaded a .wmv file, but the WMV Player and Quick Time give me a "this file is not a movie" pop-up. However, I was able to play this file on a Windows PC. Hmmm

Summary

Don't know what I'm supposed to do to get this to work.

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4 stars

"Great little gizmo!"

November 13, 2010  |  By sandra.robbie

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.5.4

Pros

Automatically launches and plays media content on demand with no hang-ups.

Cons

Haven't found any

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3 stars

"seems alright"

November 11, 2010  |  By ironbark34

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.5.4

Pros

easy to use

Cons

haven't found any

Summary

haven't found a lot of use for it as yet.

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4 stars

"Works like magic in the background"

October 22, 2010  |  By UKSteve--2008

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.5.4

Pros

Plays WMV files as it they were native

Cons

Frequently needs to be updated, it would be good if this was a transparent process like the main playback function

Summary

Whilst I have only used this software to play content I have found it very useful. I cannot comment on what it is like to9 encoding files for export to other formats.

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1 stars

"Repetitive updating and downloading."

October 22, 2010  |  By heiblim

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.5.4

Pros

See question below.

Cons

See question below.

Summary

I have just re-downloaded Flip4Mac WMV. As with several other software-program updates, after downloading, the Tracker tells me that they are still out-of-date. Why does this happen and so repeatedly?

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5 stars

"Extremely useful"

October 20, 2010  |  By cfarrug

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.5.4

Pros

Great utility

Cons

Nothing to my mind

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5 stars

"Works nice"

October 12, 2010  |  By Mystr_be

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.5.4

Pros

Easy to use (auto)

Cons

nothing to say.

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4 stars

"Works well"

October 12, 2010  |  By cathy247

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.5.4

Pros

Works well

Cons

Works well

Summary

Works well

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3 stars

"Adds wmv computability to qt"

October 12, 2010  |  By mikkes_1

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.5.4

Pros

adds wmv to mac qt

Cons

qt is better & smaller

Summary

someday there will be standards

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.5.4
  • Fixed bug that caused some WMV files created with the Exporter to be a few frames too short.
  • Fixed some problems when importing Wmv files with Podcast Producer.
General
Publisher Telestream
Publisher web site http://www.telestream.net
Release Date October 01, 2010
Date Added October 01, 2010
Version 2.3.5.4
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
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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