Telestream today announced availability of Flip4Mac WMV version 2.1 software. Release highlights include universal support for Apple's Intel-based Macintosh systems and significantly faster Windows Media encoding for PowerPC Mac users. The Flip4Mac WMV update is free and available for download on Microsoft and Flip4Mac websites.
Flip4Mac WMV is comprised of a collection of QuickTime components that enables Mac OS X users to play, import and export Windows Media files using QuickTime-based applications. In addition to universal support for Intel-powered Macintosh systems, version 2.1 includes significantly faster export optimizations for PowerPC Mac users. PowerPC users will see encode speeds four to six times faster with version 2.1.
Additional new features in Flip4Mac WMV v2.1 include the following:
- multi-language audio support in the WMV player
- overlay when importing Windows Media content in trial mode
- support for Web authors to disable save as feature in embedded streams
- improved support for MMS servers and live streams.
The Flip4Mac WMV family includes free playback of Windows Media files and a range of import and export capabilities priced from $29 to $179. In January, Microsoft began free distribution of Windows Media Components for QuickTime, powered by Flip4Mac. Since that time, millions of Flip4Mac downloads have occurred.
The free version 2.1 update is available for download on www.microsoft.com and www.flip4mac.com.