Windows Media on a Mac
Question : My iMac can't open the .WMV video clips
my friend sends me. How do I solve this problem?
Answer : Microsoft provides two free Mac programs
to play Windows Media Video clips: Visit
, click on "Other Products," then "Flip4Mac and Windows
Media Player for Mac."
The first option, Flip4Mac, is a plug-in that lets
Apple's QuickTime software play Windows Media movies; it
works well on PowerPC Macs but doesn't yet run on
Intel-based models. The second, Microsoft's Windows Media
Player for Mac, is Intel-compatible but is no longer being
Neither program, however, plays WMV files wrapped in
Microsoft's "digital rights management" software. That keeps
some online video sources, such as AOL's In2TV Web site,
off-limits to Mac users.