Flip4Mac WMV Player 220.127.116.11
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Flip4Mac WMV Player Editor's ReviewFlip4Mac is a plug-in that allows you to play Windows Media files with QuickTime player.
It comes as a new item for Mac OS X's 'Preferences Panel' under the 'Other' category. The installation is very simple, because Flip4Mac is an install package that automatically does it.
Beside the support for Windows Media formats you can use this plug-in for playing the content from the Internet using a Web browser. The Safari is not the only browser that is supported, you can use other browsers too.
The network support is good for a media plug-in. You can use MMS Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), MMS HTTP, HTTP and FTP network protocols with this plug-in.
The application has the support for these file formats: Advanced Systems Format (ASF), Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX) and Audio Video Interleaved (AVI). The plug-in can also handle Windows Media Video (WMV) containers, which have the same roots as ASF. The Microsoft's audio container, Windows Media Audio (WMA) is also supported by this plug-in.
The video codec list is quite good. You can get the support for WMV 7, 8, and 9, ISO MPEG 4 standard (versions 1.0 and 1.1), Microsoft MPEG 4 (versions 2 and 3), and Microsoft Motion JPEG.
There are many audio codecs supported too. You can get the support for WMV 9, including the Professional and Lossless versions, ISO MPEG Layer 3 (MP3), and some other Microsoft audio codecs.
The free version is limited though. You can upgrade the application to a paid version. Depending on your choice, you can use its extended functionalities. Check the producer's Website in order to get a complete list of the supported upgrades and fees.
Pluses: it has the support for a lot of files and encoding formats. The network support is good and you can use this plug-in within a Web browser.
Drawbacks / flaws: getting the support for advanced coding such as the multi-channel support is not free.
In conclusion: It is a nice way to get the support for Windows Media formats and not only.
version reviewed: 2.1
Flip4Mac WMV Player Publisher's Description
Flip4Mac WMV Player... With the Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac, you can play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a web browser.
The Windows Media Components for QuickTime have been highly optimized and support playback of Windows Media HD.
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