Yesterday, the good folks at Apple were kind enough to update their flagship image handling software Aperture to version 3.0.2 and today the updates keep on coming with the release of an update to iMovie, which brings the application to version 8.0.6. The update “improves reliability when working with videos from Aperture and requires Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later and iLife ’09.” It is 35.84 MB and available via Software Update.
Also updated, just not by Apple, was Flip4Mac‘s free Windows Media player, which brings it to version 2.3.2. In case you’re not familiar, Flip4Mac is a QuickTime plugin that lets you watch Windows Media files in a QuickTime Player. It’s a great tool that’s saved the day more than once when standard Quicktime won’t open a video file. The new update fixes problems playing back files and streams with MP3 content and corrects problems launching QuickTime Player if you’re using Snow Leopard.
In addition to Flip4Mac’s player, Perian was also updated to 1.2.1. Perian is a QuickTime plugin that allows you to play pretty much any kind of media through QuickTime Player. This particular update adds Indeo 5 decoding and fixes some pesky bugs that seem to crop up from time to time.
Have any trouble with these updates? Let us know in the comments.
Bill WilsonJune 13, 2010 at 12:02 pm
I have an Mac OSX 10.4.11 and use Quick Time on seeing videos. With my last update of Flip 4 Mac, my videos will not open. I need to contact Flip 4 Mac to pay for the update so my WMV videos will be seen.
Thank you for this information. This explains WHY I cannot see or hear my WMV videos on Quick Time.
How can I contact Flip 4 Mac? I need and want to pay for this update.