Telestream, a provider of Flip4Mac digital media tools for the Macintosh, has announced the release of Flip4Mac WMV Studio Version 1.0.6, which adds Windows Media encoding support for Apple Compressor 2. Flip4Mac WMV products comprise QuickTime components, which enable Macintosh OS X users to make, edit, and play Windows Media from within their favorite QuickTime-based applications. For Apple Compressor users, the Flip4Mac WMV Studio update provides batch encoding of Windows Media files on the Mac. In addition, the newly released Flip4Mac WMV Player Version 1.0.2 is designed to add compatibility with more Windows Media on the Web.
The ability to export Windows Media 9 standard definition and high definition content directly from within Compressor 2 is designed to simplify multiformat content creation for Final Cut Pro users. Compressor 2 is a video and audio compression application that gives Final Cut Pro users control over encoding. This includes the ability to encode several clips in one batch operation to a wide variety of formats and perform advanced format conversions at the same time. Flip4Mac eliminates the platform challenge and the many steps previously required to create Windows Media, including exporting the file, moving it to a PC, and then encoding it using another software application. Support for Compressor 2 is now available in Flip4Mac WMV Studio and WMV Studio Pro Version 1.0.6. Compatibility with more Windows Media Web content is now available in Flip4Mac WMV Player and WMV Player Pro Version 1.0.2, as well as in WMV Studio and WMV Studio Pro v1.0.6. Flip4Mac products are available for immediate online purchase. Existing Flip4Mac WMV Studio/Studio Pro and Player/Player Pro customers may download free upgrades from the Web.