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Windows Media for QuickTime

updated 05:00 pm EST, Tue January 10, 2006

Windows Media for QT

. Powered by Telestream's Flip4Mac technology, the WM components enable Mac OS X users to play Windows Media video and audio directly within the QuickTime player. The WM components for QuickTime ass WM playback support to the QuickTime player and Safari web browser, allowing Mac users to view WM content from within their existing QuickTime applications. It also provides for full playback of high definition WM on a Mac.




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  1. howdesign

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Halleluya!

    This is better news than the Intel MacBook! Video on CNN now plays in glorious form! No more wrestling with WMP and it's nasty Safari plugin. Hope this works for Yahoo and the rest! Now if they only would announce Google Earth for the Mac..... WAIT A MINUTE....!

  1. Horsepoo!!!

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Indeed...

    ...this is probably the most amazing day for a Mac user...whether they knew it or not.

  1. Xiaopangzi

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Doesn't work, though!

    c***! I paid for my WMV Player Pro from the same company less than a month ago, and I've been frustrated that it doesn't work at all for the three sites that I'd like to use, and now that it is available free to others, it's even more of a waste of money!! The sites that I've tried so far are all of the Windows Media on www.lds.org, which amounts to countless thousands of streams, www.israelnationalradio.com streams, and my local www.1049clearfm.com stream.

    Well, at least now that it's free for others, more people will use it, and there will be more reports to the developers to make it work with more sites.

    So far, it hasn't worked for anything that I've ever tried, so I'm extremely frustrated about the waste of money.

  1. CaliforniaMac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    this is good stuff!

    The great thing about this is the "agreement with Microsoft" part. That means the code can safely read and write Microsoft's private format WMV files --it's not some dangerous hack downloaded off Sourceforge being repackaged with a Mac installer with a whopping thirty dollar price tag and a crooked smile hung on it.

    (There is actually some guy who does this with Microsoft's private format Access and SQL-server databases --and to keep his $30/copy comming in, he doesn't even warn people that the Sourceforge stuff his installer writes onto their hard drive is all experimental and can corrupt their data or bring down their company's SQL-server. Nasty!)

  1. beverson

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    now free

    I was a bit upset too after having paid $10 for the now-free version back in Nov. But Flip4Mac is giving users like me (and presumably xiaopangzi) a $20 credit. This means we can get the import version for $9. Or, the support person I e-mailed with today also said they'd refund my previous $10. That's about as reasonable as it gets, I think.

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