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Mac Gems Weblog: WMP, begone!

#1 User is offline   Macworld.com 

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 04:30 PM

Flip4Mac lets you view Windows Media content via QuickTime. [more]
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#2 User is offline   sosumi 

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 04:49 PM

At long last, hurrah!
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Posted 09 November 2005 - 04:50 PM

Haven't tried it yet, but kudos for immediate trial download without asking for any ID info. Yeah, baby! /forums/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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Posted 09 November 2005 - 04:51 PM

One of my favorites is to open WMV in Quicktime and jog FRAME BY FRAME as if it were a MOV file! Kewl!
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Posted 09 November 2005 - 04:52 PM

I must concur. It really works amazingly well, often producing playback which is better than the playback with the windows media player. I've used it for about 2 months now. The icon of the movie file also has a QuickTime Q on it.
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#6 User is offline   Reenee 

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 05:55 PM

I am not satisfied with this product.
I, for some reason, have the knack to encounter videos in the obscure WMV3 format. The program does not read it and nor do programs like VLC and MPlayer. Microsoft's genius multiple formats in a format are seriously irritating me. Any help would be appreciated.
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Posted 09 November 2005 - 06:52 PM

It's sluggish on my 1ghz iBook G4, but it works which is the biggest miracle of all.
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Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:22 PM

I was excited about this, but it's not working. I set the preferences to open video in the webpage. Now, when I click on the video, I get a popup window that says that the webpage uses a plugin that Safari doesn't support, but that Windows Media may be able to play it. If I click okay, then Windows Media Player opens it, and if I click cancel, nothing opens.
Guess I'll contact the software company now. Maybe it's because I'm running 10.4.3?
Anneliese
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 12:15 AM

RealPlayer 10 for Mac OS X offers free resizable full-screen playback of all QuickTime compatible types (including with added codecs, such as from flip4mac) without the advertising of the basic QuickTime Player.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:09 AM

Telestream makes a number of professional products; some of which are used at the TV station where I work. I'm surprised and delighted to see them making a $10 product of use to the masses!
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#11 User is offline   msealey 

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 07:42 AM

Yes!
I bought and used it after reading other positive reviews. A truly great product :-)
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:47 AM

What about DRM? Windows video with Digital Rights Management hasn't been viewable on the Mac. Can this product decode that?
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:03 AM

I prefer VLC Player. It rocks, and it's free!
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:05 AM

I'm the only Mac user in our government agency which has standardized on WMP. Our IT dept. uses a .mov codec in WMP to play QT movies. It doesn't support MPEG-4 though, which really sucks and they know it, but don't care. When Flip4Mac released their professional studio suite for QT products such as Final Cut, iMovie and QT Player it really made my job a whole lot nicer. I can import/export into WMV for in-house use and QT for all else.
It's nice to see they offer the browser plug-in by itself, smart move.
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