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Microsoft has no plans to provide future updates to Microsoft Windows Media Player for Mac and has discontinued official Microsoft product support (PSS).
Alternatively, Microsoft is now offering the Microsoft Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac™ as a free download from a Microsoft Web site.
Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac™ lets you play Windows Media audio (.wma) files and Windows Media Video (.wmv) files directly in the QuickTime Player. Additionally, Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac™ lets you view Windows Media content on the Internet by using a Web browser.
Although Microsoft is no longer developing Windows Media Player for the Mac, Microsoft remains committed to our Mac customers and Mac products. These products include Microsoft Office for Mac, Microsoft Messenger for Mac, and Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac.
If you are interested in playing Windows Media content on the Mac, you can obtain the Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac™. To download Windows Media Components for QuickTime, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/wmcomponents.mspxYou can still continue to download the final release of Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 for Macintosh. To download Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/mac/mp9/default.aspxAlthough official Microsoft product support for Windows Media Player for Mac has ended, peer-to-peer support will continue to be available. For more information, visit the following Microsoft hosted newsgroup Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/community/newsgroups/WindowsMedia/default.mspxFor FAQs, user forums, and Microsoft Knowledge Base articles for Flip4Mac™, visit the following Flip4Mac™ Web site:
http://www.flip4mac.com/support.htmMicrosoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
For more information about the product support life-cycle, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=lifecycleThe third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.