Absent of any other information on Microsoft's vast Web site, a brief passage on its Windows Media Player for Mac OS X Web page notes that Microsoft is going to bring forth a Mac OS X version of Windows Media Player 9. "Coming Soon! Windows Media Player 9 Series for Mac OS X will deliver compatibility with 9 Series audio and video content," reads the page. Windows Media Player 9 is the current version of Microsoft's multimedia playback engine. The current version of Windows Media Player for Mac OS X is version 7.1.x.
Positioned as Microsoft's alternative to Apple's own multiplatform QuickTime technology, Windows Media Player 9 provides Windows users with access to music audio file and streaming media playback, as well as a host of other features -- over 120 new features compared with previous Windows releases, like a "Smart Jukebox" that keeps multimedia content organized, support for new audio and video types and quality levels and more.
News source: MacCentral