Mac Essentials: Flip4Mac



Flip4Mac is a collection of QuickTime components that allow you to use QuickTime based applications to play, import and export Windows media audio and video files on Mac

Since Windows is the most popular operating system in terms of numbers installed, there is a lot of media that is generated on Microsoft Windows platform which is compatible with the Windows platform but may not always be compatible with media players on Mac.

Once Flip4Mac is installed on you machine it allows you to play all the content on the internet that is designed for Windows without any problem. There are no more hassles involved after this. All files directly work as they are supposed to.

Windows in the past would develop a version of their media player for the Mac so that Mac users could take advantage of media files that are supposed to run on the windows media player. They have stopped developing this software and their site would point you to Flip4Mac if you tried to find Windows Media player for OS X.

There are plug-ins available for Flip4Mac that can be sued with mot QuickTime based applications like QuickTime Player, iMovie etc. There are paid versions of Flip4Mac pro available from the developer but the free version is almost sufficient from an end users perspective as the pro version is generally useful for professional and people working with media files on regular basis.

The software is recommended as a must have for any user who has just used to Mac or the ones who have managed to live without it for so long!

Click here to download free version

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