Alternative to Flip4Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by farqueue, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    #1
    Title says it all.
    Flip4mac is laggy, easy to crash etc:mad:
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    #2
    There is an alternative, but I can't remember the name of it :(

    It's not "Popcorn", but something similar.

    Edit: Popwire.

    Edit 2: Hmm, "The Popwire WMV-9 Component will no longer be offered effective September 13th. We will continue to support existing customers. You may purchase Flip4Mac Windows Media 9 Components at the Flip4Mac web site."
     
  3. cbetta macrumors regular

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  4. Josias macrumors 68000

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    I already have Perian and Flip4Mac. Are you sure it will still work, if I uninstall Flip4Mac?
     
  5. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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  6. cbetta macrumors regular

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    perian does do WMV, maybe not WMA. But hell, just convert that sh*t. Alternatively I tend to use VLC because it boosts the audio much better than quicktime does. I have a MB and the sounds is really crap untill you use VLC!
     
  7. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502

    farqueue

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    I want to watch streaming media in WMV format
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    WMV is not a format; it is many formats and implementations. To use VLC, you need one of the nightlies. The release version doesn't yet do it. Flip4Mac should play all formats up to non-DRMed WMV9. Some implementations of streaming Windows media can be played only using Windows Media Player 9. A lot of TV stations setup their streaming videos this way. Nothing on the Mac plays DRMed Windows media.

    If you have a question about a particular site, you need to give us a link. Otherwise, we can only guess about the reason it does not work.
     

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