Telestream's Flip4Mac WMV 2.1.1 software is available now, introducing playback support for Windows Media 9 Advanced Profile on a Mac.

The software lets Mac users play Windows Media content within QuickTime-based applications and is being made available free to Mac users as the result of a deal between Telestream and Microsoft.

"Support for playback of WVC1 files is an important first step in broader VC-1 playback support planned by the company, and it is evidence of the growing interest in VC-1 content creation," said Barbara DeHart, vice president of Flip4Mac Products at Telestream.

Additional enhancements include improved 2-pass VBR encoding and MPEG-4 playback, improved installation support when using Apple Remote Desktop, and support for reclaiming file types assumed by other applications.