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MS drops Windows Media Player for Mac

updated 09:35 pm EST, Thu January 12, 2006

MS drops Mac WMP Player

Microsoft says it is via the Web, which runs on Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later.

The report notes that Microsoft has not released a significant update to its media player, since Windows Media Player 9 was released in November of 2003.




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  1. MacnTX

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Who cares?

    The Flip4Mac solution of playing WMV files within QT is far superior than their junk Media Player was for the Mac anyway.

  1. Horsepoo!!!

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    f***'em

    f***'em...Apple should drop iTunes on Windows and make everyone flock to Macs for their iPod needs.

  1. jarod

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    To h*** with Microshit!

    Why people still buy/listen/acknowledge that garbage of a company is beyond me.

  1. MacScientist

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Not ironic at all

    Somehow it escapes people that Microsoft Office generates substantial revenue whereas Windows Media Player generates none. For several years now, Microsoft has been in the process of eliminating development that does not lead to revenue generation.

  1. gamato

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I must have misunderstood

    "We have no plans to provide future updates or product support for Windows Media Player for Mac,"

    I'm sorry, but when was the last time there was an update to Media Player for Mac? h***, I though they halted development years ago!

  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    who gives a flying...

    rats a**!!?? Even on my wintel i NEVER use WMP. I use quicktime and VLC on it. On my mac, the ONLY Microshit program i have is office (and im ready to get rid of that bloated piece of c***). I dont care about IE, i dont care about Messanger, i really dont care about WMP. Im also with everyone else... i thouhgt they stopped development for mac years ago since the last time they did anything for mac was what..? when os x first came out?? I agree 100% with everyone else in saying the ONLY reason M$ is still doing office for mac is becasue it costs money. With that out of the way....f*** EM!!!!

  1. rexray

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    That dead horse...

    ...needed a bullet anyway. Windows Media Player for the Mac was always the worst of the three big media players. I'm hoping Flip4Mac can fix the current bugs, but they've already, in a matter of months, produced something far superior to any media player MS ever did on the Mac.

    I'm sure Windows users are relieved that Microsoft will be focusing on them. ;-)

  1. dwallans

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Office for Mac Profit???

    Microsoft has a 5 year agreement to develop office for the mac and the software suite generates a profit...sounds like Apple ensures this is a portable venture for Microsoft...perhaps that agreement involved payment(s) from Apple to Microsoft? I mean, really, for anyone to switch, Apple needs to be able to offer Office for the Mac...

  1. adamschneider

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Flip4Mac

    I'm glad to see this article simply because I'd never heard of Flip4Mac until today. The WMV plug-in never worked properly; now I can finally watch news videos in Firefox.

  1. macnavi

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Trojan Horse

    Clearly Microsoft hasn't got the brightest marketing people. After a hilarious keynote, which was a new high point in bad presentations, they don't see that if they would made a fan-tas-tic media player for Mac, people might be interested to find out about the operating system of Microsoft. Just as Apple does with iTunes on XP. But instead they make a horrible app which I only use as last option, when every other fails. I hope they'll make sure it's dead and burry WMV deep in the ground to never be found again. PS I only use it for radio streaming. Any alternative for this?

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