Windows Media Player is a free browser plug-in and piece of software that is used for playing videos and audio tracks. Find out here how to install the Windows Media Player plug-in on Safari for Mac.
Not your web browser? Go back to the Windows Media Player plug-in page to select your browser.
Clicking the 'Download' link at the end of this guide automatically takes you to the Windows Media Player download page.
When you see the main download page, look for 'For Mac'.
Click 'For Mac' to continue.
Click 'Free Download'.
Click 'Download' to continue.
4. About your download
If the download does not start, click 'Start download'.
5. Download Manager
Your download manager opens and the file starts to download.
This may take a few minutes.
6. Double click new icon
Once the download is complete, you will see a new icon in your Download Manager.
Double click the icon to proceed.
A dialog box appears asking you if you want to continue installation.
8. Flip4Mac WMV Installer
The Flip4Mac WMV Installer box opens.
Click 'Continue' to install the program.
9. Read Me
Important information is displayed.
10. Licence Agreement
Check the agreement.
The license agreement box drop-downs.
Click 'Agree' to proceed.
12. Destination Select
Select the disk where you want to install the software.
If you are unsure, just click 'Continue'.
13. Installation Type
Click the 'Install' button to install the program.
You may be asked to enter the username and password for your Mac to install the program.
Enter your details and click 'OK'.
15. Software successfully installed
The software was successfully installed.
16. Optional Upgrade
If you do not wish to upgrade, just click 'Continue'.
17. Installation complete
The installation was completed successfully.
Click 'Close' to finish.
Certain services offered on the BBC website such as audio, video, animations and games require specific additional third party software (called 'plug-ins'). You may have such software already loaded onto your computer. If you do not then, should you wish to use these BBC services, you will need to licence and download such software from a third party software company.
We will direct you to the relevant pages of the software company website. The website will give a set of instructions that you will need to follow in order to download the plug-in. In particular you will be asked by the software company to agree to its terms and conditions of licence. Any such agreement is between you and the software company and the BBC does not accept any liability in relation either to the download or to the use of the plug-in.
The BBC does not use any plug-in that is not available FREE OF CHARGE. However most software companies will also offer versions of their plug-ins that require payment. We will always try to direct you to the free download pages of the software company site. You may of course choose to licence paid-for software from the third party. However if you only want to download the free plug-in you should not be asked for, nor give, any credit card or other payment details.
Although the BBC uses third party plug-ins in order to provide the best possible web service, it does not endorse any third party software. If you choose to enter into an agreement with the third party and download the plug-in you do so at you own risk.