Flip4Mac currently supports only Mac OS X 10.6.8 thru 10.11.6.

If you are running macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), use Switch Player ($9.99) to play back and convert Windows Media into a format that will be compatible with your computer.  Click here for more details.

Play Windows Media on your Mac with Flip4Mac

In a world with about 90% Windows market share, Flip4Mac fills an important need for the Mac community by bridging the gap between Mac and Windows environments. For users switching from Windows to Mac, these intuitive components enable access to Windows Media content and easy integration with a Windows-based infrastructure.

The Flip4Mac Player playback component installs seamlessly and can be accessed through your System Preferences allowing you to play Windows Media files in the QuickTime Player, Flip Player and even through the OS X file preview feature. You can also view Windows Media content on the Internet directly through your Safari, Firefox or Google Chrome browsers. In fact, you can play Windows Media in almost any application that supports QuickTime.

Easy to install & use

Flip4Mac components install seamlessly and can be accessed through your System Preferences.

The Trusted Solution

Developed and backed by Telestream experience and technology, Flip4Mac components are the most trusted solution with stability and professional support.

Upgrade for more options

The Flip4Mac Player lets you watch Windows Media on your Mac. Unlock more features from within the application to be able to import, edit and convert Windows Media.

Exclusive features you only get with Flip4Mac!

Brilliant playback on Retina Displays

With Flip4Mac, your videos look crisp and clear even on the highest resolution Retina Display monitors.

Unique web browser integration

Only Flip4Mac provides Windows Media support for Safari and Firefox web browsers. Watch Windows Media streams and listen to radio stations directly in your web browser.

Unique QuickTime integration

Only Flip4Mac provides Windows Media support in QuickTime to allow Windows Media playback in Apple's default QuickTime Player as well as in other QuickTime-based applications.

Unique Compressor export  
Studio

Only Flip4Mac enables Windows Media creation with Apple Compressor. Create custom presets and Droplets to batch encode large amount of files and projects. Only Compressor in combination with Flip4Mac Studio products allow Windows Media export from Final Cut Pro X.

Play, import, and export Windows Media on your Mac

Player

$9.99

Player Pro

$29

Studio

$49

Studio Pro HD

$179

Play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime applications and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a web browser.

Adds the ability to import WMV and WMA files for editing and conversion to QuickTime formats or iOS devices.

Includes all the features of Player Pro, and adds the ability to create standard definition (up to 768 X 576) WMV files using preset templates and custom WMV encoding profiles.

Includes all the features of Studio, and adds two-pass HD (up to 1920 X 1080), VBR encoding and pro audio features.

Player

$9.99

Play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime applications and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a web browser.

Player Pro

$29

Adds the ability to import WMV and WMA files for editing and conversion to QuickTime formats or iOS devices.

Studio

$49

Includes all the features of Player Pro, and adds the ability to create standard definition (up to 768 X 576) WMV files using preset templates and custom WMV encoding profiles.

Studio Pro HD

$179

Includes all the features of Studio, and adds two-pass HD (up to 1920 X 1080), VBR encoding and pro audio features.

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Technical Specifications

System Requirements

  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6.8 thru 10.11.6
    Note: If you are running macOS 10.12 (Sierra) or macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), use Switch Player ($9.99) to play back and convert your media into a format that will be compatible with your computer.  Click here for more details.

Codec Support

Supported Audio Codecs

Play/Import Export
Windows Media Audio 9 Professional
Windows Media Audio 9 Lossless
Windows Media Audio 9 Standard
Windows Media Audio 7/8  
Microsoft G.726  
Microsoft IMA ADPCM  
Microsoft ADPCM  

 Supported Video Codecs

Play/Import Export
Windows Media Video 9 Advanced (WMVA)—Broadcast Profile
Windows Video Codec 1 (WVC1)  
Windows Media Video 9 Standard (WMV3)
Windows Media Video 8 (WMV2)  
Windows Media Video 7 (WMV1)  
ISO MPEG-4 V1.1 (M4S2)  
ISO MPEG-4 V1.0 (MP4S)  
Microsoft MPEG-4 V3 (MP43)  
Microsoft MPEG-4 V2 (MP42)  
Microsoft Motion JPEG (MJPG)  

Supported File Formats

Play/Import Export
Advanced Systems Format (ASF)
Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX) (ASX Support PDF)  
Audio/Video Interleaved (AVI)—WMV media wrapped in AVI file format  

NOTE: Exporting WMV9 Advanced and WMA Professional and Lossless is supported only by Flip4Mac Studio Pro HD

Network Stream Protocols

Stream Type Name Protocols
MMS Microsoft Media Server MMS, HTTP, RTSP, and TCP
HLS HTTP Live Streaming HTTP and TCP

Frame Sizes Available For Export

4:3

Studio Studio Pro HD
160 x 120
240 x 180
320 x 240
384 x 288
480 x 360
640 x 480
768 x 576
960 x 720  
1280 x 1080  
4:3 CCIR Studio Studio Pro HD
720 x 480  
720 x 575  
16:9 Studio Studio Pro HD
320 x 180
640 x 360
960 x 540  
1280 x 720  
1920 x 1080  

Upgrade from within your software and save!

Upgrade Pricing

If you own a Flip4Mac license and want to add features, use these upgrade paths to receive credit for your previous purchase.

  • Player → Player Pro = $19
  • Player → Studio = $39
  • Player → Studio Pro HD = $169
  • Player Pro → Studio = $20
  • Player Pro → Studio Pro HD = $150
  • Studio → Studio Pro HD = $130

Upgrading from within your software is easy:

Open System Preferences, click the Flip4Mac icon and select the Upgrade tab.

Click the lock icon, enter an administrator name and password to make changes to the upgrade settings.

Click Upgrade License to start the secure Flip4Mac Software Purchase Wizard.

When the purchase is complete your serial number is automatically entered and activated. You will receive an order confirmation via email containing your serial number. Save this receipt in case you need to re-install the software or re-enter the serial number.

Telestream Software License Terms and Conditions

Please read the Telestream Software License Terms and Conditions carefully before installing this software.

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