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Microsoft enables Windows for Mac users

19 January 2006

Telestream has unveiled an agreement wherby Microsoft will now distribute Windows Media Components for QuickTime.

Powered by Telestream’s Flip4MacTM technology, the Windows Media components enable Mac OS X users to play Windows Media video and audio directly within the familiar QuickTime Player. The components are now available as a free-of-charge download from Microsoft’s website at www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/flip4mac.mspx

"Consumers and content professionals are demanding great ways to view Windows Media content on the Macintosh using the platform and tools they know," said Kevin Unangst, director of the Windows Digital Media Division at Microsoft. "The Windows Media Components for QuickTime, powered by Telestream’s Flip4MacTM technology provide this important capability."

Dan Castles, CEO of Telestream said, "It underscores Microsoft’s confidence in Telestream and our Flip4Mac brand. In just one year, Flip4Mac has achieved success and acceptance by both Apple enthusiasts and partners. We’re delighted that the broader Mac community will gain easier access to an enhanced Windows Media playback experience on the Mac as well as exposure to our additional Windows Media tools for the Mac."

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