Sporting a new Aqua interface and with full support for the industry-leading Windows Media Technologies, this new version of our player opens the world of Windows Media content to Macintosh users, enabling them to access the best audio and video on the Web.
Optimized specifically for the Macintosh, the player provides intuitive design, reliable performance, and compatibility with most popular Macintosh models and system software.
* High-Quality Experience
Windows Media Player supports that latest versions of the Windows Media codecs, which means you will experience the best quality audio and video. Windows Media Audio delivers files that are half the size of MP3 files, delivering CD-quality audio at only 64 kbps. Our video codecs provide near-VHS at only 250 kbps.
* Optimized for Mac
Windows Media Player for Mac has been designed specifically for the Macintosh platform. The release sports a new, easy-to-use design and enables users to directly access the best content on WindowsMedia.com. In addition to the default look and feel, there are two additional skins, which include a mini-skin for audio-only.
* Support for Digital Rights Management
Plays secure content protected with Microsoft Windows Media Rights Manager version 1.3, which is digital rights management (DRM)
Windows Media Playback Details
* Support for local and streamed playback of Windows Media files
* ASX version 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 parsing
* UDP, TCP/IP, HTTP and multicast streaming
* Protocol automatic ordering and rollover
* Multiple bit rates
* Intelligent streaming
* Closed captioning
* HTTP basic authentication
* Limited Windows Media Download (WMD) support (will not display ICP skin – only playback of audio/video)
Comprehensive List of Codecs Supported
* Microsoft Windows Media Audio codec versions 1.0, 2.0, 7, and 8
* G.726 codec
* Microsoft Windows Media Video codec versions 7 and 8
* Microsoft Windows Media Screen codec versions 7 and 8
* Microsoft MPEG-4 codec version 2.0 and 3.0
* ISO MPEG-4 video codec version 1.0