Telestream has updated its Flip4Mac WMV Components for QuickTime to version 2.2. The new update is available for free download from the company's website.

Flip4Mac WMV Components let Mac users interact with Windows Media Video (WMV) content using QuickTime. With the basic player software, it enables you to watch video encoded in WMV formats using QuickTime Player, rather than having to rely on additional software. Telestream also offers authoring software that lets you export video in WMV format.

The new release offers better support for Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard." It also improves Windows Media playback while a new JavaScript browser plug-in has been developed that enables users to control playlists.

Intel Mac users gain "significantly faster" encoding speeds in this release - up to 5x faster, according to the developer. Video quality has been improved when encoding two-pass Variable Bit Rate (VBR. Export users can now create Microsoft Silverlight content for the web.

In addition to the free player, Telestream's WMV Components encoding software is available starting from $29.