Flip4Mac acquires PopWire

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  1. AnthonyKinyon macrumors regular

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    Flip4Mac acquires PopWire

    Kind of big news considering these are the only two solutions to run Windows Media on Macs (under Mac OS X natively, anyway). So now they are one in the same going forward. They are to merge the best of both solutions in the future. Sorry if this was already reported on MacRumors but I didn't see it anywhere.

    For those that don't know, see PopWire's solution here: link and Flip4Mac here at this one: link
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    This is a bit of a surprise.

    Not sure what Flip4Mac will get out of it--I ran Popwire until F4M went universal, and it played far less files than Flip4Mac and didn't handle embedded video, either. Maybe they have some good encoding tools or something?

    Popwire, I can understand--they have an inferior solution and F4M's is free (yet not, from a development perspective) thanks to the Microsoft deal.

    Maybe Popwire decided to throw in the towel and figured selling to Flip4Mac was the best option.

    [Edit: Ok, should've actually read the article; looks like it was more the Popwire multi-format compression system that Telestream wanted, and the WMV-9 codec was just along for the ride.]
     
  3. AnthonyKinyon thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well you are probably right but also bear in mind - less competition to an extent, though Flip4Mac was widely used a lot more than PopWire I think. :)
     
  4. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    What exactly does Flipnote do is it worth downloading?
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    I can't find any reference to a "Flipnote" on either Telestream's or Popwire's sites :confused: and you can't possibly be asking what Flip4Mac does, because it's described in the first paragraph of the article. Care to enlighten me?
     

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