Works fine in 10.8

Works fine in 10.7


Supports iCloud

Secured by Gatekeeper

Supports retina graphics

Flip4Mac icon

Available on the Mac App Store
Not available on the Mac App Store

System requirements: 64-bit Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later, including Mountain Lion.

Flip4Mac is the official Windows Media player on the Mac. Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) play directly in QuickTime Player, Flip Player (new in 3.0), Keynote, PowerPoint, Word, Mail, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome. Various upgrade levels allow import, conversion, and creation of Windows Media files.

Developer Telestream
Website http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac/overview.htm
Status Works fine

0 ratings

The public beta version displays a small watermark in QuickTime Player under Mountain Lion.

This product doesn't support content that is protected with Windows Media digital rights management (DRM).

Archived comments

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[ Shmerls]Shmerlsshmerls 26 Feb 2012 03:43 supposedly works with Lion so says the developers. Anyone try this version yet?

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[ shmerls]shmerlsshmerls 30 Apr 2012 03:09

Here's the latest on version

1. Fixed possible crashing and display issues in the browser plugin.

2. Numerous fixes in the licensing engine to deal with closed networks and new installations under Lion.

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[ BetaIV]BetaIVAnonymous 25 Jul 2012 04:07

What about and Mt. Lion that is out on their web site now

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Lion (10.7) Comments

[ steven]stevenAnonymous 20 Jul 2011 20:50

my flip4mac was never working also with snow leopard for DRM protected stuff.
looks like not a lion issue

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Richard DalyRichard DalyAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 14:36

Following discussions on their support site and no testing done with Apple's compressor before Lion release. Proceed with caution.

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[ PC]PCAnonymous 22 Jul 2011 17:08

We have the luxury of having a test iMac running OS X 10.7 (Lion) and as far as producing WMV files is concerned it works just as before using Compressor 3.5.3 and Flip4Mac WMV Studio Pro HD If anything it was a fair bit quicker than before.

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[ Todd]ToddAnonymous 23 Jul 2011 20:05

Appears that playing WMA files is borked.

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[ giogardin]giogardingiogardin 24 Jul 2011 07:50

I have just installed Mac OS X Lion and now my copy of Flip4Mac WMV Studio Pro HD works only in demo mode. This means that when I try to export a wmv file I receive this alert message: "A watermark will be permanently placed over the video and audio. To avoid the watermark, purchase Player Pro now and restart your application". I've tried to (re)activate the software with serial number I purchased on February 28, 2010, but all what I obtain is the following message: "There has been a licensing problem. Engine could not be not installed (-2003)". Can you help me to fix the problem?
MacBook - 2.26 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo - 2 GB 1067 Mhz DDR3 - Flip4Mac v2.3.8.1

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Flip4MacFlip4MacAnonymous 30 Jul 2011 10:01

Dear all, you can request the upcoming 2.4 release through our support page. 2.4 will improve Lion compatibility and also includes other fixes and improvements.

The licensing issue (engine could not be installed) will be fixed with 2.4.

DRM protected content is not supported yet.

Compressor 4 works fine with Flip4Mac.

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[ MG]MGAnonymous 03 Aug 2011 15:08


Flip4Mac doesn't load a player in Safari when windows media player is embedded, using mime-type application/x-mplayer2.

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[ MG]MGAnonymous 03 Aug 2011 15:10

the above should read version "". I pasted the wrong thing.

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[ Steve West]Steve WestAnonymous 22 Aug 2011 19:52

Since updating to OS X Lion, .wmv files will not play in the QuickTime player, nor in the finder.

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[ Alex]AlexAnonymous 27 Aug 2011 12:01

Dear Flip4Mac,
Can you confirm when the Lion compatible versio 2.4 will be released, thank you!

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[ S.N]S.NAnonymous 21 Sep 2011 13:31


While DRM Content might still not be supported, this is affected scrolling in the folders. There is an error message displayed while scrolling, either through folders or through the downloads centre in the dock.

Please fix the same.

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[ Harald]HaraldAnonymous 23 Sep 2011 05:58

New Version is available since 22.09.2011

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[ Espen]Espenelangsru 28 Sep 2011 08:31

Does not seem to work on NRK i norway. Did before in snowleopard just fine.


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[ Maurice]MauriceAnonymous 05 Oct 2011 20:29

Hi there,
Telestream supportdesk has confirmed me that the problem with Flip not playing some streams and filetypes due to a problem with Apple's Lion. This means, you can't blame Telestream for not working Flip but you have to point to Apple's engineers.
Please do not ask me why Apple is not solving this problem but I think it s*cks they don't shortly.

If you go to Safari > Help > Installed Plugins, you see that there are some plugins missing. I think that they are on your computer but that Lion due to a bug the plugins can't store properly. Or they are not been written on your system at all.


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