Flip4Mac free alternative?

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  1. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Hi all,

    As Flip4Mac is now paid only, I'm hoping for a free alternative that does the same job -- that being, play .wma files natively without opening in a third-party program.

    Does anybody know of any?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lunfai macrumors 65816

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    Nope, best to bite the bullet and purchase it.
     
  3. roadbloc macrumors G3

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  4. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks roadbloc, hadn't heard of this one before -- unfortunately it's not compatible with the latest OS or versions of QuickTime as it's no longer under development.

    Thank you for your response though :) With the lack of alternatives seemingly available, I'm starting to see why Flip4Mac have moved away from making a free version...
     
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    If you defiantly don't want to use a 3rd party player, the only thing I can suggest to you now is converting the WMA files into another format like MP3 or M4A. Switch trial may be long enough for you to convert all of your files into a playable format.
     
  6. Joelee macrumors newbie

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    Free Alternaitve for Flip4Mac

    Try VLC. It works well for me.
     
  7. nicky0, May 24, 2014
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    Seconded VLC. It's free, and plays pretty much anything.
     
  8. AndyK macrumors 65816

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  9. wadjj macrumors regular

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    I thought iTunes offers to do that when you try to add .wma into the iTunes library? I had my ancient .wma all converted to .m4a by iTunes when I was still on windows 7.
     
  10. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Only the Windows version of iTunes has this ability. OS X lacks the WMA codec thus iTunes does not have the ability to import and convert.
     
  11. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks all, unfortunately I needed one that allows OS X to play it natively (not in a third-party program). It's okay, we'll just use earlier versions of Flip4Mac/shell out to buy it. :)

    Thanks again for all your help though!
     
  12. 66318 macrumors regular

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    Microsoft was actually funding the free version for a time, as a migration path for users of the old Windows Media Player for Mac product.
     
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