Sunday, January 15, 2006

BetaNews | Microsoft Confirms: WMP for Mac Dead

Microsoft Confirms: WMP for Mac Dead
By Nate Mook, BetaNews
January 12, 2006, 6:27 PM

UPDATED Microsoft has confirmed to BetaNews that it will no longer develop Windows Media Player for Apple's Mac OS X operating system. Support will also no longer be offered to Mac users. The decision means Apple customers will have no chance to play DRM protected Windows Media content.

The death knell sounded for WMP for Mac yesterday, following the release of Windows Media Components for QuickTime by developer Flip4Mac. Microsoft began directing Web site visitors to download the third party software. Flip4Mac's components integrate into Apple's QuickTime and enable support for Windows Media Video and Audio.

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