Flip4Mac WMV for Mac

Flip4Mac WMV for Mac

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

Version:
2.3.8.1
File Size:
15.68MB
Date Added:
February 18, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Total Downloads:
722,099
Downloads Last Week:
4,456
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 159 votes

    • 5 star: 63
    • 4 star: 62
    • 3 star: 14
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 14
  • Current Version:

    3.7

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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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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