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Perian

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License:
Free (GPL)
Language:
English
OS:
  • Mac
Latest version:
1.2.3 25/07/11
Last month's downloads:
4,896
Size:
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Perian is fully compatible with:

  • Mac OS X

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Processor: PPC/Intel
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Available languages

  • English
  • German
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Perian 1.2.3 25/07/11 Free (GPL) English
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Limitations

Make QuickTime play almost any video format

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Recent changes

  • With Perian, the Swiss Army Knife for QuickTime, any OS X application that uses QuickTime can now use these additional media types:

  • AVI, FLV, and MKV file formats
  • MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivX, H.264, FLV1, FSV1, VP6, H263I, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), MPEG Layer II Audio
  • AVI support for: AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MPEG4, and VBR MP3
  • Subtitle support for SSA and SRT

  • What's New
  • Version 1.2.3:

  • N.B. Version 1.2.3 is the last version to support Mac OS X 10.4
  • Changes:

  • Some Fraps videos only displayed black. [r1424] (#566)
  • Workaround checks for Front Row stopped being effective. [r1426] (#564)
  • Fixed compatibility with web video playback. [r1427, r1429, r1450] (#572)
  • Worked around System Preferences crashing during an update on 10.6. [r1449] (#591)
  • This change will take effect after this update.
  • Further fixes to Matroska import. [r1432, r1441, r1447] (#338, #492, #594, #601)


Perian supports the following formats

AVI, FLV, and MKV file formats, MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivX, H.264, FLV1, FSV1, VP6, H263I, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), MPEG Layer II Audio

Notes

Important Note: Perian is no longer under development and does not work with QuickTime 10 or above. However, it still works with QuickTime 7.6.6.

Review last updated: 02/10/12

Pros
  • Support wide range of media files
  • Subtitle support for SSA and SRT
  • Works with QuickTime 7.6.6
Cons
  • May not play all media types
  • No longer under development
  • Does not work with QuickTime 10 or above

Perian is a free plugin that enables QuickTime to play almost every popular video format. With Perian installed, any OS X application that uses QuickTime can now use these additional media types:

  • Divx, XviD, FLV, AVI
  • MS-MPEG4 v1, MS-MPEG4 v2, MS-MPEG4 v3, DivX 3.11 alpha, 3ivX, Sorenson H.263, Flash Screen Video, Truemotion VP6
  • h.264, mpeg4, AAC, AC3 Audio, and VBR MP3 (when they are inside an AVI)

"Has replaced Flip4Mac"

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  • usability10
  • Stability9
  • Installation9
  • Functionality9
  • Appearance8

Perian has replaced Flip4Mac on my MacBookAir and iMac.

It has worked seamlessly, entirely in background. The best type of software; effective, efficient and unobtrusive.

Pros
  • Effective, efficient and unobtrusive.
Cons
  • Haven't found any yet.

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