Flip4Mac now free

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  1. furryrabidbunny macrumors 6502

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    Wow, I didn't expect this! Great news, even though I'm already a licensed Flip user.

    Edit: It appears to support streaming content now too, in addition to local playback :D
     
  3. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    I wonder if they'll add support for WMP10-only videos (not that I've actually ever encountered one myself).
     
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    You can get it from the source: http://www.flip4mac.com/wmv.htm

     
  5. The Void macrumors regular

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    Damn! Just 3 days after I paid for it too.:rolleyes:

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  6. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Now Frontrow works with almost everything
    It works with quicktime, AVI and today WMV.
     
  7. furryrabidbunny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    the bigger part of the news isn't the fact its free but that microsoft is shipping it out. This might mean the end of a windows media player for mac. Microsoft one day might not be distributing it but snatching it up for a nominal fee.
     
  8. furryrabidbunny thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that really sucks. maybe they will offer you a refund (it only humane)
     
  9. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Wow, thanks for this news! This is amazing and really works! Remember to do a Get Info in the finder on a .wmv file to change what opens it to WMV Player.app and tell it to open all those with it. Only problem is you still can't drag and drop a WMV onto the QuickTime Player dock icon, but no big deal. I'm actually more excited about this that the stuff I saw in the keynote!
     
  10. d.adro macrumors newbie

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    Am i the only one who has quicktime crashing every-time i close the window after the movie played?

    I had 1.0.2 before and this never happened. :(

    And yes, i did correct permissions, etc...
     
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    Or let you apply the previous purchase price to the upgrade to a fuller featured version.
     
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    Happening here too :(

    OS 10.4.4, QT 7.0.4.
     
  13. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Not crashing for me, but I haven't upgraded to 10.4.4 yet. Hmmm...
     
  14. The Void macrumors regular

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    Well, it's only a £7 app, and they've given me a free upgrade to version 2, so I guess I can't really complain.

    Now if CatDV would just go free..... :)

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    Anyone who doesn't have Flip4Mac installed yet should definitely be downloading it. It was worth every penny of the $10 it used to cost... now that it's free, you have no excuse.
     
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    Mine's crashing too. Probably a result of downloading it from Microsoft. :(
     
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    Oh, snap! :D This really rocks! :)

    If you already have WMP installed, do you have to do anything special when you install Flip to make sure that it gets a hold of streaming content?
     
  19. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Here is the press release:

    Available here
     
  20. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    excellent find i will enjoy this
    thanks again
    microsoft sidding to the apple giant
    hehee :)
     
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    Apple has pulled QuickTime 7.0.4. I've reverted to 7.0.3 and it's all working properly again :)
     
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    Seems to be working for me (having NOT run the QT upgrade yet!). But I'm not 100% sure...I guess I need to scope out a site that definitely streamed WMV before.

    EDIT: ebaumsworld has a bunch of WMVs and they seem to stream nicely! :)
     
  24. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    Mine has crashed too, I have send a report to Apple. :mad:
     
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    damn, I already upgraded to 7.0.4 and don't want to revert back...hopefully apple will issue a fix for the continuous problem with flipformac and wmv files.
     

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