How to play WMV encoded video on PowerPoint for Mac

I'm looking to play a video slide in PowerPoint 2011 (for Mac) that was created in PowerPoint 2010 (for PC).  This video is embedded into the slide, and I'm pretty certain that the video is in WMV format.  One option would be to go back and convert the video to MP4 and re-insert the video.  But I'm looking for a long term option where videos embedded with WMV codecs can be played on PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

For reference, I'm using fully updated Office 2011.
I'm using Yosemite 10.10.2 on  MacBook Air (early 2014).

I've installed VLC, which seems to be a stand-alone player that won't help me play videos inside PowerPoint.  I've installed the $5.95 version of Flip4Mac, which also doesn't seem to help play videos inside of PowerPoint.  

I'm more of a PC guy than a Mac guy, so I'd appreciate any help that you can provide.

Thank you
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Dave MessmanIT ConsultantAsked:
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Echo_SCommented:
You need Flip for Mac.
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Dave MessmanIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Which version of Flip4Mac?  I tried the Player from here for $5.95:
http://www.telestream.net/flip4mac/overview.htm

and the video did not play any differently than it did before I installed Flip4Mac.  The screen was black.  There was no sound.  The video play progress indicator was moving along, but there was no sound or video.
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Echo_SCommented:
I'm sorry, I missed where you said you'd already tried the Flip4Mac player.

You need the $29 Pro version to play WMV files in PPT.
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Dave MessmanIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Update - I'm waiting to get ahold of the user's laptop on Monday to try the Pro version of Flip4Mac.
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Dave MessmanIT ConsultantAuthor Commented:
The $29 version of Flip4Mac did play WMV files in PowerPoint, but coming from a PC with tons of PC formatted videos (of various types), to get things the way my user wanted them - where the PowerPoint played every video with no problem . . . I installed Parallels and Windows 7 and then Office 2013 for PC.  And I have the user use the PC version of PowerPoint and not the Mac version of PowerPoint at all.
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Echo_SCommented:
Man, what a hassle. Sometimes you have to use a really big hammer, yeah? Sounds like that was a better solution for your situation, though.
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