Windows Media Player or Flip4Mac?

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  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    I need to be able to play WMV files because of an online class I am taking, so I was wondering which option is better between downloading Windows Media Player for Mac or Flip4Mac so I can play them in Quicktime.

    Are there any advantages / disadvantages to each? I do not need WMP for anything else (i.e. playing songs, burning CDs, etc.).
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    You should be able to check them both out,
    but Flip4Mac seems to work well for me

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. JG271 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2007
    For the sake of simplicity, flip4mac is fine. It works as a part of quicktime, so making it simpler and smaller in file size.
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    There are some TV station video feeds that don't like Flip4Mac. That said, Windows Media Player for MacOS X is PPC-only and is no longer supported by Microsoft. In fact, Microsoft endorses Flip4Mac. It even provides a link to Flip4Mac. Except for a few special cases--actually, one case multiplied by several implementations--there is nothing that WMP for MacOS X can do that Flip4Mac can't.
  5. Toniola macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2006
    You have probably gotten your answer to this by the other posts, but I wanted to mention, stay away from WMP, it will cause problems. It has not been supported for the Mac for several years. Any version you get will produce software conflicts. F4M is the plug in of choice for wmv.

  6. sushi Moderator emeritus


    Jul 19, 2002
    Flip4Mac works well.

    On the Mac side, that is what I use.

    On the PC (Windows) side, I use Windows Media Player instead of Quicktime. Most of the time I run Windows via Parallels or VMware Fusion. Works fine.

    Best of both worlds you might say. :)

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