Flip4Mac-alteratives?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by the Western zoo, May 28, 2006.

  1. the Western zoo macrumors 6502

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    hey...

    just wondering if any of you know an alternative for Flip4Mac to play windows media files on an intel mac?
     
  2. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I have a 512MBRAM iMac, and If you find it on versiontracker( I did), windows media player is not universal, but runs very very well under rosetta.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Popwire
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    I just can't wait for the UA of Flip. I "signed up" for the beta, they asked me a couple more questions, I answered them, and they didn't reply. That was about a week ago. Not looking too good :(
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Popwire is UB already. Why wait?
     
  6. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    ...because Popwire doesn't play WMV files that are pre-9.0, nor does it play directly in Safari!

    That's why.
     
  7. jason2811 macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't integrate with Safari, and it doesn't allow me to open WMVs in other apps. VLC has its place, but this is not it.
     
  9. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    Couldn't agree anymore. I'm really hoping we'll see a UB version of Flip4Mac sometime soon, but I've been hoping that for a while.
     
  10. Nate4747 macrumors regular

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    I'm not too fond of Flip, but unfortunately it is the only one that works. Little Snitch catches it trying to connect to the developers site every time a video is played, I don't like that.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you can turn off automatic updates to stop it from doing that.
     
  12. dailyrorschach macrumors newbie

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    I got my MacBook this past week, and you can make Flip4Mac work with an Intel Mac.

    It is described here on this blog: http://www.macgeekery.com/gspot/2006-04/wmv_on_intel_macs

    Flip4Mac will check to see if you have Intel and then say it can no longer run, you can get around this by installing it manually. Then, you need to tell QuickTime to run in Rosetta, apparently it doesn't cause any speed issues according to the author.

    I haven't done this yet, but it sounds like this would do the trick.
     
  13. Nermal Moderator

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    And run Safari under Rosetta, and use PowerPC versions of all your plugins...
     
  14. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    They already have a beta out so it can't be that long...
     

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