Microsoft Discontinues Mac Media Player Development

“Microsoft has officially halted development of its Windows Media Player for the Mac and plans no future Apple Computer versions of its music-playing software.

“The company will continue to offer the current version for download. It also has announced a deal to offer for free the Flip4Mac plug-in from Telestream that will allow Mac OS X users to play Windows Media video and audio directly from Apple’s QuickTime Player software.

“Microsoft has not released a significant update to Windows Media Player for Mac [since] November 2003.”

Ina Fried. Music Stops for Mac Windows Media Player. Jan. 12, 2006.

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01/17/2006 at 08:30

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