Flip4Mac - Windows Media for QuickTime

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by NetRyder, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. NetRyder

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    More info: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/flip4mac.mspx

    Thought you Mac folks would find this useful. ;)
     
  2. madmatt

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

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    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. :)
     
  4. Grandmaster

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    I hate how they've integrated Quicktime so tightly with iTunes.
     
  5. NetRyder

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    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. :)
     
  6. Grandmaster

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    Well I want to do it the other way around :p
     
  7. NetRyder

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    Oh ok. Yeah, that won't work. iTunes uses QT for its basic playback functionality. :D
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    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.
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Didn't know. Just saw it posted in a few places earlier today, figured some of you here would be interested, and posted it. :D
     
  10. SPeedY_B

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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 :)
     
  11. Khayman

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    yeah, but you have to download quicktime everytime theres a itunes update. annoying
     
  12. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    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! :D
     
  13. Mastershakes

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    QT Alternative

    I'm sure you are well aware of this, just thought I'd throw it on in here.
     
  14. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    That's not an OS X-compatible program.

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

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    err. was talking bout Windows?
     
  16. rotjong

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    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.

    rotjong

    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.
     
  17. SPeedY_B

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    Note: Macintosh section.
     
  18. rotjong

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    True :crosseyed:

    rotjong
     
  19. Mastershakes

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    Noted. :)
     
  20. SPeedY_B

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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. :)