Friday, January 13, 2006

Mac Windows Media Player discontinued

Windows Media Player for the Mac is now officially dead. It hasn't been updated for years and it was clunky (compared to Apple's QuickTime player) besides.

The good news is that there's now a free third-party plugin, Flip4Mac WMV, that allows to you play Windows media within the QuickTime player. I haven't extensively tested it, but it worked great on a couple test movies. Finally, I can pause a WMV movie and use the scroll widget to fast-forward/rewind.

Of course, when faced with a choice you should always choose the more cross-platform QuickTime media. But for times when there is no choice, rock on.

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