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Telestream Announces Immediate Availability of Flip4Mac WMV Version 2.0

Major software release includes free WMV Playback Component, WMV HD playback in QuickTime (January 10, 2006)

Telestream, leaders in media encoding and delivery solutions, today announced immediate availability of Flip4Mac WMV Components Version 2.0. Flip4Mac WMV Components allow Mac OS X users to play, import, and export Windows Media video and audio files within native QuickTime-based media applications like QuickTime Player, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and more.

?Flip4Mac bridges incompatibility gaps between Microsoft Windows Media formats and the Apple Macintosh platform, said Telestream CEO, Dan Castles. ?Introduced just one year ago, thousands of Apple enthusiasts have adopted Flip4Mac components as their preferred solution for working with Windows Media formats on their Macs.

The Version 2.0 software release includes a new product and pricing structure and new features. Major new features include first-time, full-playback of high-definition Windows Media content within QuickTime Player on a Macintosh, expanded preset encoding profiles, and the ability to save custom encoding profiles.

The Flip4Mac WMV Player Component is now free. This popular player component allows Mac users to play Windows Media files using QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using Safari web browser. Optional upgrades add the ability to import Windows Media files for editing and encode Windows Media files for distribution. These features are available in trial mode until users are ready to purchase an upgrade.

Flip4Mac WMV Import adds the ability to import Windows Media for editing and conversion to other formats for $29. A choice of Flip4Mac WMV Studio products add the ability to export Windows Media standard-definition and high-definition files using convenient preset or custom encoding profiles, with one or two-pass encoding. The Flip4Mac WMV Studio bundles range in price from $49 to $179.

Flip4Mac WMV Components have been optimized in Version 2.0 to enable first-time, full playback of high-definition Windows Media video on Power Mac G4 and G5 systems. Users can now save custom encoding profiles, providing greater convenience and file output consistency. Flip4Mac also offers many more preset encoding profiles in V2.0, making it easier for all users, including novices, to encode Windows Media content on their Macs.

Flip4Mac Version 2.0 is now available at

About Flip4Mac (
Exporting and importing media in the formats users require shouldnt be a hassle. Telestreams Flip4Mac digital media tools for the Macintosh make it easy. Since its beginning in 1998, Telestream, the company that pioneered high-quality media exchange over IP networks, has recognized the vital need for seamless access to media in any format across any network in a way that is transparent to any users workflow. With Flip4Mac digital media tools for the Macintosh, Telestream leverages its expertise in media encoding, transcoding, and digital workflows to enable an all-Macintosh workflow for media professionals.

About Telestream (
Telestream products have set the standard with the world's leading media and entertainment companies, corporations, and government institutions for the encoding, organizing, and delivery of digital media. Customers rely on Telestream products for convenient, cost-effective, and robust digital media access and exchange over IP networks. The company's core workgroup and enterprise solutions and newer Flip4Mac tools for the Macintosh streamline digital media workflows for content owners, creators, and distributors in any industry segment. Telestream and its team of video experts are located in Nevada City, the ?video valley region of Northern California. The company is privately held.


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