Important Note: In 2006, Windows Media Player for Mac was replaced by Flip4Mac featuring Flip Player which is the new Microsoft endorsed official Windows Media Player for Mac. The review here is only for reference and there is no download link. Please download Flip4Mac for the new official Windows Media Player for Mac.
It's no secret that the Mac platform has never been Microsoft's priority. This is why versions of Microsoft products on Mac are usually way behind their PC counterpart. Windows Media Player was no different. While the PC version is now onto 11, Windows Media Player for Mac stopped on version 9 and has now been abandoned. It has been replaced by Flip4Mac which is the Microsoft officially endorsed Windows Media Player for Macs.
Windows Media Player for Mac was always somewhat technologically behind compared to other media players for Mac like Quicktime. It could not handle the latest audio and video codecs and streaming videos resulted in substantial buffer times. The brushed metal feel which looked alright a while back, looked very dated too.
Windows Media Player 9 did not offer Intel support either meaning that only Power PC were able to use it.
Windows Media Player for Mac is no longer available. Please download Flip4Mac instead.
Important Note: Windows Media Player for Mac has been replaced by Flip4Mac media player featuring FlipPlayer which is Microsoft's new official WMV media player for Mac. The review here is only for reference and there is no download link. Please download Flip4Mac for the new official Windows Media Player for Mac.
Review last updated: 13/08/12
Was the old official Windows Media Player for Mac
No longer available
Replaced by Flip4Mac
A useless piece of software. For a mac user this is about 10 steps backward. The biggest problem with it is that it is a Microsoft heavyweight product with all the bells and whistles that no-one wants. And, of course, it won't run on a modern Mac.
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