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#20028 - 01/09/12 10:26 AM Flip4Mac sans QuickTime?
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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: joemikeb
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Not sure what Perian is; I'll check it out sometime.

Perian adds additonal codecs to Quicktime in addition to those added by Flip 4 Mac.

This display of ignorance was inspired by joemike's statement that F4M adds codecs to QT... I've deleted QT from /Apps, but I've got F4M installed.

Have I got anything useful (other than VLC)?
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#20029 - 01/09/12 11:54 AM Re: Flip4Mac sans QuickTime? [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: artie505
Have I got anything useful (other than VLC)?

If you're talking about the basic F4M version (free), I don't think so. Theoretically, the F4M plugin could be used by programs other than QT, but I don't know of any that do. You could compare the F4M extensions in Safari's Installed Plug-ins window (Help menu) with VLC's codec list to get an idea of the differences (mostly playlists etc.). Should you ever run into a Windows media issue where VLC is non-responsive, you could give the QT-F4M combo a shot.

If you're talking about any of the paid F4M components, things are different. But then you'd also be talking something other than just playback:
Flip4Mac WMV export components can be used with applications such as QuickTime 7 Pro, Final Cut Pro, Compressor, iMovie, Keynote, PowerPoint, among others, as well as within web browsers such as Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome.
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#20048 - 01/10/12 01:56 AM Re: Flip4Mac sans QuickTime? [Re: alternaut]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Thanks.

I somehow got the impression that (free) Flip4Mac plays .wmv files independently of QuickTime, but I now see that such is not the case, so I'll have to reinstall QT to view the occasional .wmv file if the VLC(Edit:/F4M combo) doesn't work.


Edited by artie505 (01/10/12 02:01 AM)
Edit Reason: Correction
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#20049 - 01/10/12 03:34 AM Re: Flip4Mac sans QuickTime? [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
I just reinstalled QuickTime, if for no other reason than to keep it from becoming a to-do list.

I believe I was correct (for my minimal purposes, anyhow) in installing QT 7 rather than QT 10.
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#20052 - 01/10/12 07:19 AM Re: Flip4Mac sans QuickTime? [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: artie505
I believe I was correct (for my minimal purposes, anyhow) in installing QT 7 rather than QT 10.

That's what I would pick.

Btw, when I said above that should you ever run into a Windows media issue where VLC is non-responsive, you could give the QT-F4M combo a shot, I forgot to mention that this wouldn't help with DRM-protected tracks.
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#20057 - 01/10/12 08:24 AM Re: Flip4Mac sans QuickTime? [Re: alternaut]
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Originally Posted By: alternaut
Btw, when I said above that should you ever run into a Windows media issue where VLC is non-responsive, you could give the QT-F4M combo a shot, I forgot to mention that this wouldn't help with DRM-protected tracks

Duly noted; thanks.
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