Flip4Mac WMV

Out of the box, QuickTime cannot play back one of the most popular formats found on the Web: The Windows WMV format. Microsoft used to supply a Mac player for these files, but no longer. Instead they suggest downloading the free Flip4Mac WMV player which is actually a codec that extends QuickTime to allow it to play back WMV files in both the QuickTime player and the browser. Don’t be alarmed by the Web site’s talk of a pro version. You only need the free “trial” version if you are not creating new WMV files.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Flip4Mac WMV”

    Tony
    6/18/10 @ 1:21 pm

    A few days ago I got an alert saying I needed to update my Flip4MAC. I clicked on update of the free player (it has always worked fine) did the install and now all I get when I try to open a .wmv is “Mac OS error -50” I did an uninstall and then did a reinstall. Still same thing. I am on Mac OS 10.4.11. What am I doing wrong? Help.

      6/18/10 @ 1:23 pm

      Not sure. Does Flip4Mac have support or a forum? I’d try that. An uninstall and re-install should do it. Maybe the new version doesn’t support OS 10.4?

      PowerBook G4
      6/20/10 @ 5:58 pm

      At they tell you to run the uninstaller, download & install the pre-version (2.3.2) and change the preferences to never update again…

      PowerBook G4
      6/20/10 @ 5:59 pm

      At http://www.telestream.net/telestream-support/flip4mac-wmv/faq.htm#2b they tell you to run the uninstaller, download & install the pre-version (2.3.2) and change the preferences to never update again…

      Susanne Walsh
      4/30/11 @ 3:47 am

      I have the same issue exactly. Never had a problem before now I can’t open my file as it says an error. I have spent hours on a project and now it won’t open. Help….

        4/30/11 @ 8:42 am

        Did you try to uninstall and re-install as suggested?

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