Whew, almost half-way into January and I’m only doing my first entry! I must say, I never thought this new school year would be so much more fast-paced with new classes, new roles & responsibilities and…night-classes (yep, I’m working on getting a Masters..at last!).
Now, back to the subject matter – I can’t say I’m sad that I can finally bid farewell to the WIMP i.e. Windows Media Player on the Mac. It just feels so clunky..almost “unbecoming” of a Mac app! Seems like the reason is that MicrosoftÂ would rather focus on other priorities. Well, power to them then – I, personally, have always preferred to use the likes of the (open-source and free) VLC or Mplayer which also have the added bonus of being capable of playing many other codecs such as DiVX, xvid etc.
But thoseÂ who might prefer not to muck around with third-party software may actually find Microsoft’s offered alternative more palatable – a free Windows Media component for Quicktime. This means that you can simply use Quicktime to open Windows Media files – including for browser-embedded Windows Media content. Quite a decent offering really, created by Flip4Mac.