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Windows Media Components for QuickTime

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Windows Media Components for QuickTime

Flip4Mac
The WMV Preference Pane.
Flip4Mac WMV Preference Pane
Developer(s) Telestream, Inc.
Stable release 3.3 (latest version for OS X 10.7 and later)
3.2.0.16 (last free version for OS X 10.7 and later)
2.4.4.2 (last supported version for OS X 10.5 and OS X 10.6) / May, 2014
Operating system OS X
Platform IA-32, x64
Type Multimedia framework
Plug-in
Media player
License Commercial software (from v3.3)
Freeware (until v3.2)
Website .htm/overview/flip4mac.net.telestreamwww

Windows Media Components for QuickTime, also known as Flip4Mac WMV Player by Telestream, Inc. is one of the few commercial products that allow playback of Microsoft's proprietary audio and video codecs inside QuickTime for Mac OS X.

It allows playback of:

It also includes a web browser plug-in to allow playback of embedded Windows Media files in web pages.

With the components installed, any QuickTime-compatible application is able to directly play WMV content. This includes the official QuickTime Player by Apple as well as countless third party players. WMV Player also allows Windows media files to be associated to QuickTime Player.

On January 12, 2006, Microsoft discontinued support for Windows Media Player for Mac OS X and began distributing a free version of WMV Player as Windows Media Components for QuickTime on their website.[1] As of June 2015, there is no longer a free version of this application offered.

Contents

  • Timeline 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Timeline

  • July 8, 2006 – Flip4Mac did not officially run on Intel-based Macs.
  • July 15, 2006 – version 2.1 of Flip4Mac now supported Windows Media Player 10 content, which was previously inaccessible to Macintosh users. This newer version also supports Intel-based Macs.
  • July 27, 2006 – version 2.1 is a non-beta release of the Universal Binary format for OS X.

See also

References

  1. ^ Windows Media Components for QuickTime

External links

  • Flip4Mac 3.2.0.16 download
  • Flip4Mac 3.2 and Flip4Mac 4.2.2 downloads
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