In the past there was Quicktime (that played MOV, MPEG and everything in between) and there was Windows Media Player that ran only WMV type files. Now, while there was a copy of Windows Media Player for the Mac it was terribly featureless and the web integration was pathetic – meaning that if there was a movie on a web site and it was in WMV (which allot of them are) the mac just went “huh??” and you were left in the dark 95% of the time.
Thank you Mr. Gates for another quality product that follows industry standards!!!!
However, there is a plug in for Quicktime called Flip4Mac that will play WMV files through Quicktime first time, every-time and the browser integration is spot on – so for us its like the whole world converted over to Quicktime overnight!!!
Oddly this FREE plug-in is being pushed by Microsoft who have announced they are dropping development of Windows Media Player for Mac. Not a bad idea really considering how limited it was!
Flip4Mac can be found at www.versiontracker.com and
I encourage you all to download and install – you’ve got nothing to lose and lots of WMV files to gain.