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Old January 12th, 2006 Top | #1

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With Windows Media® Components for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac™, you can play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser.

Optimized for High-Definition Playback

Windows Media® Components for QuickTime has been highly optimized for Power Mac G4 and G5 computers and supports playback of high-definition Windows Media video files.

Upgrade to Advanced Features

Windows Media playback is provided free of charge. By purchasing an upgrade directly from Flip4Mac, you can import Windows Media files for editing and create Windows Media files for distribution. To learn more about these advanced features, visit the Flip4Mac Web site.

System Requirements
• Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or later
• QuickTime version 6.5 or later
More info: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win.../flip4mac.mspx

Thought you Mac folks would find this useful.
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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

I saw that. It would be nice if Apple did the same for WMP users.


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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

Originally Posted by madmatt
I saw that. It would be nice if Apple did the same for WMP users.
This plugin isn't created by Microsoft. It's just being endorsed on the Windows Media site.
That said, I agree - it would be nice to have a DirectShow filter that would allow us to play back QuickTime movies in WMP.
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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

I hate how they've integrated Quicktime so tightly with iTunes.
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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

Originally Posted by Grandmaster
I hate how they've integrated Quicktime so tightly with iTunes.
You can still get the standalone installer. I don't use iTunes, so this is the one I always download:
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/standalone.html

Smaller file. No forced iTunes installation.
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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

Originally Posted by NetRyder
You can still get the standalone installer. I don't use iTunes, so this is the one I always download:
http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/standalone.html

Smaller file. No forced iTunes installation.
Well I want to do it the other way around
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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

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Well I want to do it the other way around
Oh ok. Yeah, that won't work. iTunes uses QT for its basic playback functionality.
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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

Don't see why everyone is linking it from the Microsoft site: http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv.htm

It's not even a new product, I was using it months and months ago in beta. The fact that it's free is a new aspect is all.

edit: for reference, it doesn't work with the latest version of Quicktime that most people will have upgraded to recently. However, it's a known issue that's been worked on. Niff.
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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

Originally Posted by SPeedY_B
It's not even a new product, I was using it months and months ago in beta. The fact that it's free is a new aspect is all.
Didn't know. Just saw it posted in a few places earlier today, figured some of you here would be interested, and posted it.
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It is a nice product, I will say that. It works great. Just not so much at the moment... at least until a fix for the new QT is released
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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

Originally Posted by NetRyder
Oh ok. Yeah, that won't work. iTunes uses QT for its basic playback functionality.
yeah, but you have to download quicktime everytime theres a itunes update. annoying


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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

I was about to post about this here and then saw the thread. I've been putting off getting this because of the $10 price tag. Well, it's free now!


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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

Originally Posted by NetRyder
This plugin isn't created by Microsoft. It's just being endorsed on the Windows Media site.
That said, I agree - it would be nice to have a DirectShow filter that would allow us to play back QuickTime movies in WMP.
QT Alternative

I'm sure you are well aware of this, just thought I'd throw it on in here.
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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

Originally Posted by Mastershakes
QT Alternative

I'm sure you are well aware of this, just thought I'd throw it on in here.
That's not an OS X-compatible program.

If you don't want to use QuickTime on a Mac then you should use VLC.


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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

Originally Posted by Netryder
DirectShow filter that would allow us to play back QuickTime movies in WMP.
err. was talking bout Windows?
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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

Originally Posted by Mastershakes
err. was talking bout Windows?
I took it as NetRyder talking about Windows, yes.

I would be nice if Mac users could view WM* files using QuickTime or whatever and Windows users being able to view QuickTime files in WMP. To be honest I don't see why in heck they can't come to a mutual business agreement to do this. Maybe someday.

I give Microsoft credit for suggesting another product since they are ending production and support for a Mac version of WMP.

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PS: It's not like I like QT or WMP but I do think that by default one should be able to play the differing formats on said OS w/o extra BS involved.
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Note: Macintosh section.
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Default Re: Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

Originally Posted by SPeedY_B
Note: Macintosh section.
True

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Originally Posted by SPeedY_B
Note: Macintosh section.

Noted.
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The update has been released for use with QT 7.0.4

I've just installed it and deleted WMP9 from my system.
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