Windows Media Components for QuickTime

With Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac, you can play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a web browser.

Optimized for high-definition playback

Windows Media Components for QuickTime has been highly optimized for Power Mac G4 and G5 and Intel computers and supports playback of high-definition Windows Media video files.

Upgrade to advanced features by Flip4Mac

Windows Media playback is provided free of charge. By purchasing an upgrade directly from Flip4Mac, you can import Windows Media files for editing and create Windows Media files for distribution. To learn more about these advanced features, visit the Flip4Mac website.

Playback features

Supported audio codecs

  • Windows Media Audio 9

  • Windows Media Audio 9 Professional

  • Windows Media Audio 9 Lossless

  •  ISO MPEG Layer 3 (MP3)

  • Microsoft G.726

  • Microsoft IMA ADPCM

  • Microsoft G.711 aLaw

  • Microsoft G.711 uLaw

  • Microsoft ADPCM

Supported video codecs

  • Windows Media Video 9

  • Windows Media Video 9 Advanced (VC-1)

  • Windows Media Video 8

  • Windows Media Video 7

  •  ISO MPEG-4, versions 1.0 and 1.1

  • Microsoft MPEG-4, versions 2 and 3

  • Microsoft Motion JPEG

File formats

  •  Advanced Systems Format (ASF)

  •  Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX)

  •  Audio Video Interleaved (AVI)

Network protocols

  •  MMS Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)


  •  HTTP

  •  FTP

System requirements

  •  Intel or PowerPC G4 and G5

  •  Mac OS X version 10.4 or later

  •  QuickTime version 7.0 or later (for free Player)

  •  QuickTime Pro version 7.0 or later (for exporting movies in Player Pro, Studio, Studio Pro and Studio Pro HD)


For FAQs, user forums, and knowledge base articles, visit the Flip4Mac website.

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