Flip4Mac WMV for Mac

Flip4Mac WMV for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 160 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3.8.1
  • Total Downloads:
    772,734
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 18, 2011
  • 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

    3.7

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 160 votes

    • 5 star 63
    • 4 star 62
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 15
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4 stars

"new computer new flip"

September 11, 2011  |  By dchap

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.8.1

Pros

up to date fast

Cons

none i can think of

Summary

works fine relibal

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5 stars

"1000x better than Silverlight- must have for OSX"

May 18, 2011  |  By Halito77

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.8.1

Pros

It works and it works well

Cons

None so far

Summary

A must have for OS X

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1 stars

"Reports Error, then tells me to call Customer Service"

April 30, 2011  |  By Big Grizzly

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.8.1

Pros

Can't note any since it does not run.

Cons

Like I said, it doesn't run on my machine and, apparently, I'm not the only one.

Summary

The content of the error message tells me that the developer suspected the app would not run under certain conditions. Have these folks ever heard of meaningful "beta testing?"

Updated on May 8, 2011

Unable to use app; gave error when launched. Cisco Tech Support corrected the problem for me and the app now runs fine. Interface is a bit confusing but does get the job done.

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5 stars

"Nice to use"

March 28, 2011  |  By cpo7858

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.8.1

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Didn't find any yet

Summary

Nice and easy to use

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1 stars

"Plum Don't Work"

March 04, 2011  |  By MacGuffin

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.8.1

Pros

Didn't do any damage.

Cons

It won't launch. Does that count as a con?

Summary

Downloaded and installed TWICE. Can't be opened, doesn't work. At all. As I recall, the previous incarnation worked just fine. Have used WMV player for YEARS prior to this with no problem whatsoever. I agree CNET's puff-piece author--"this app's functionality is invisible once installed." In fact, it's virtually undetectable--you can't even open it to configure it.

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5 stars

"Does what it's supposed to do - well"

February 28, 2011  |  By peripo

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.8.1

Pros

Seems to run in the background - I'm not really aware of it. Seems useful with You Tube.

Cons

none that I can tell

Summary

I have this installed but have no idea how often my system uses it - so I guess that's a good thing.
When I go to play anything where I have to choose a player though - I always go for VLC.

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1 stars

"would not show as application"

February 27, 2011  |  By Brian Puckette

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.8.1

Pros

none as would not show as application

Cons

had to down load application to uninstall

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5 stars

"It works effortlessly."

February 27, 2011  |  By TABetts

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.8.1

Pros

Easy to install. Works in the background.

Cons

None to date

Summary

Great tool that is totally install and forget.

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5 stars

"no comment"

February 26, 2011  |  By cdmagfox

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.8.1

Pros

no comment

Cons

no comment

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4 stars

"Does all I want."

February 26, 2011  |  By chinckle1

 |  Version: Flip4Mac WMV 2.3.8.1

Pros

Works faithfully.

Cons

None apparent.

Summary

Fine product.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3.8.1
Fixed crash when playing mms streams from some sites. Fixed an audio bug when exporting from Final Cut Express that was causing it to hang and add extra audio to the clip. Fixed parsing on some .asx sites that could cause a hang or crash.
General
Publisher Telestream
Publisher web site http://www.telestream.net
Release Date February 18, 2011
Date Added February 18, 2011
Version 2.3.8.1
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6, Macintosh
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 Not available
Price Free

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