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Flip4Mac 3: Mountain Lion, GateKeeper compatible

22 September 2012 3,079 views No Comment

WMV isn't nearly as common as it once was, there is still a need for QuickTime playback component to view that content. Flip4Mac scratches that itch

Browser plugins are dead? Though WMV isn’t nearly as common as it once was, there is still a need for QuickTime playback component to view that content. Flip4Mac scratches that itch and there’s a new OS X Mountain Lion compatible version.

After a lengthy beta, Telestream is now shipping Flip4Mac 3 (release notes, pdf), which is compatible with OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The downside is that Snow Leopard and earlier Macs are stuck with Flip4Mac 2.x — time wounds all heels.

In the here and now, Flip4Mac 4 offers some interesting new features:

• Introduced the new Flip Player application for playing, editing, and transcoding video and audio
• Now GateKeeper signed
• Added support for the application/x-ms-wmp mime type
• Added 64-bit Core Audio support for Mountain Lion

Fixes
• Flip4Mac will now continue playing even if it encounters corrupted audio packets
• Fixed a bug that prevented Flip4Mac from opening local wvx files
• Fixed a bug that prevented MMS stream playback and resulted in a -19160 error
• Fixed potential crashes and memory leaks
• Fixed various issues with QuickTime X Player 10.2 in Mountain Lion

The free version of Flip4Mac is what we’re talking about here and there are pro versions designed to smooth the import and delivery of WMV formats — upgrades from version 2.x start at $9.

You can download Flip4Mac here and, though you might not care, TeleStream bundles a copy of Microsoft SilverLight — yeah, it’s still around.

When was the last time you used SilverLight?

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