finally an official free-of-charge WMV codec for the Mac



Unlike in my previous article about Flip4Mac now the codec that is needed to play Windows Media files with the Quicktime player on Macintosh computers is now free-of-charge!!! Hurray! You can download it directly from Microsoft and install. It’ll run natively on G4 and G5 processors – so no hacking anymore to watch Windows Media content.


“With Windows Media® Components for QuickTime, by Flip4Mac™, you can play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser.”


Source 1: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/flip4mac.mspx
Source 2: Flip4Mac article

  1. #1 by mardoen on January 14, 2006 - 10:59

    Flip4Mac does however have a very strange EULA — and I’m a bit irritated that nobody seems to take notice. See http://dekstop.de/weblog/2006/01/flip4mac_has_a_strange_eula/

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