Windows Media for Macintosh

Do you have a Macintosh and need to view streaming video that is in a Windows Media format (such as a WMV video file)?  No problem!  You can use free software from Microsoft called “Windows Media Components for QuickTime”.  Below is a link where you can obtain the software, along with requirements and features…

Windows Media Components for QuickTime
(download and install this software on your Mac)

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)

***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 

Supported File formats

– Advanced Systems Format (ASF)
– Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX)
– Audio Video Interleaved (AVI)

Supported Network protocols

– MMS Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)