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:
    2.3.6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    772,734
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 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

    4.4

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • 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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4 stars

"Video on Mac"

January 23, 2011  |  By bordenaz

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.6.5

Pros

I can now play wmv videos on my Mac

Cons

None yet. I'll hav e to use it some more to know.

Summary

Easy to install and works good.

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4 stars

"I recommend it"

December 31, 2010  |  By blavernette

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.6.5

Pros

very useful product

Cons

I can think of nothing

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5 stars

"Program does what it sets out to do"

December 30, 2010  |  By jsamtak

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.6.5

Pros

Works great with Safari and Firefox. Easy to install and update

Cons

Have never had a problem

Summary

If you want to see WMV content without having to download a separate player this is the way to go. It just works.

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5 stars

"Only way to view wmv clips on a Macbook"

December 20, 2010  |  By jbjahr

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.6.5

Pros

It's easy to install and I have no problems with it. It allows me to view Windows video clips without a problem on my Macbook.

Cons

So far, since it works for me, I haven't found anything to dislike about it.

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5 stars

"Best for Macs"

December 18, 2010  |  By mikeycg53

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.6.5

Pros

Have not found any thing better for windows media for macs

Cons

None that I can think of

Summary

Like I said at the first, simply the best so far.

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4 stars

"Move on up in the speed and clarity."

December 18, 2010  |  By Dac1943

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.6.5

Pros

Help put a nice touch of speed and clarity increase.

Cons

this is not knowable in my Mac as it just did speed and clarity.

Summary

Thank you keep it up!

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4 stars

"In reality it solves a unnecessary problem."

December 18, 2010  |  By CVi88

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.6.5

Pros

WMV on mac.

Cons

This issue should never have existed in the first place.

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5 stars

"It works! the & the Flip4Mac WMV Player.is free."

December 17, 2010  |  By Zeke Canidae

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.6.5

Pros

When I need to play WMV files on my macbook pro Flip for Mac does the job seamlessly. It works!

Cons

There are no cons it is an excellent program.

Summary

Seamless way to play WMV files with an excellent free program. It's automatic. It just works! Did I mention it's FREE? What a sweet deal.

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5 stars

"uses quicktime to play videos - outstanding!"

December 17, 2010  |  By rodiau

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.6.5

Pros

the use of quicktime, no requirement to use microsoft, easy to update, no viruses

Cons

menu items aren't as easy to understand as I think they should be

Summary

easy to use, works every time, does not crash and does not have viruses!

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5 stars

"No review yet - just downloaded it."

December 17, 2010  |  By furiante

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.6.5

Pros

Don't know yet.

Cons

Don't know yet.

Summary

Dont' know yet.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.6.5
  • Fixed possible crash or hang in Google Chrome when viewing certain pages.
  • Added support for MIME type "application/x-ms-wmp" to the plugins.
  • Fixed a licensing crash that may occur under Snow Leopard.
  • Prevent installer from complaining about newer versions already on disk.
General
Publisher Telestream
Publisher web site http://www.telestream.net
Release Date December 09, 2010
Date Added December 09, 2010
Version 2.3.6.5
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 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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