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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:

Changes:
  • Some Fraps videos only displayed black. [r1424] (#566)
  • Workaround checks for Front Row stopped being effective. [r1426] (#564)
  • Fixed more...

Requirements

OS X 10.4.7 or later

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Oh Perian... Great seer of mkv... Son and Daughter to my avi... Mother and Father to all that is my abandoned interface... interloper to the Stars in my eyes... holder of the Electric Flame my heart needs to burn...

Oh great developer in more...

8 people found this review helpful
Version 1.2.3
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No longer works. Was Rating 5 stars all around on eariler OS Xs.

Was a great QT plugin! But no longer being actively developed.

Worked up thru OS X 10.8.5.x after OS updates, with uninstall and reinstalls (if needed).

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3 people found this review helpful
Version 1.2.3
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Albabe Member IconReview+779
Albabe
+1

QuickTime 10.3 is a nightmare in Mavericks, and QuickTime 7.6.9 is decent but not as good as it was in Snow Leopard.

Any chance of you guys coming back to share your awesome magic for Mavericks?

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Version 1.2.3
Leesa Member IconReview+246
Leesa
+8

Oh Perian... Great seer of mkv... Son and Daughter to my avi... Mother and Father to all that is my abandoned interface... interloper to the Stars in my eyes... holder of the Electric Flame my heart needs to burn...

Oh great developer in the sky of hope... Live another Tale on Terra Firma to lightly enlighten the masses as Carl once did and Neil may also... Be alive again in the digital Audio Video Interleaving squalor that is my latest lot in the authoritarian mess that is Mavericks... or cast me down to PC... sigh.

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Version 1.2.3
ohmmmmmm
+1

DITTO

G. I.
+0

Put down the crack pipe

Leesa
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@ G. I.

Raspberries<

--marc Member IconComment+35
--marc
+2

For the adventurous, the following MaddTheSane/perian github repository may be of interest ...
--> https://github.com/MaddTheSane/perian
--> https://github.com/MaddTheSane/perian/releases

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Version 1.2.3
martinb2
+1

Thank you for this information, but as far as I understand it is for ffmpeg?

Really helpful would be if
a.) Apple would make "AV Foundation" extendible (like QuickTime used to be)
b.) and then someone would adopt Perian.

Cowicide
+0

What OS versions is that supposed to be compatible with? Snow Leopard? Mavericks? Both?

Cowicide
+0

Ah, nevermind, althought the github page is devoid of any sensical summary page or proper readme file that explains much, I looked a the title of a download and it says Lion and up.

Really would like to know what makes the newer version better and/or updated. Also, the strange thing was I downloaded 1.3.2 or something of perian from github and the plist showed 10.6.8. compatibility. Confusing.

martinb2 Member IconReview+12
martinb2
+1

Perian is a "must have" for all Mac users - even on Mavericks. It is still working for 32 bit applications and I do not see any alternative.

Together with the QuickTime extension Flip4Mac, any 32 bit application which uses QuickTime can open / play any common video format.

There are major differences to VLC and MPlayerX, for example:
1.) Videos can be edited i.e. to cut, copy, join movies very simple & easy.
2.) QuickTime VR (panorama videos) can be watched.

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Version 1.2.3
Smccandlish Member IconComment+18
Smccandlish
+2

Just use VLC or MPlayer. This isn't working with the current QuickTime, and QT is a pain anyway. For conversion/transcoding, see another free tool, Handbrake.

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Version 1.2.3
Interdigm Member IconReview+5
Interdigm
+3

No longer works. Was Rating 5 stars all around on eariler OS Xs.

Was a great QT plugin! But no longer being actively developed.

Worked up thru OS X 10.8.5.x after OS updates, with uninstall and reinstalls (if needed).

Even after uninstalling and re-installing on 10.9 Mavericks, appears to install, but doesn't appear to work to watch FLV and other video files with QuickLook (Select File and SpaceBar).

Original developers can you get this working again in 10.9 ???

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Version 1.2.3
Waveman
+0

Works with QT7 on my mac running Mavericks.

Apple, please roll this into QT ASAP.

martinb2
+1

Perian is a QuickTime extension. QuickTime is 32 bit, and the QuickTime Player and QuickLook are 64 bit now - which is based on AV Foundation (64 bit).

So request to get it working again: no way. Just be happy that 32 bit is still supported on Mavericks.

X6205 Member IconReview+14
X6205
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As a recent Mac switcher i am very sad and disappointed that this project has stoped. Strange that there is no alternative codec pack for Mac..

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Version 1.2.3
Albabe
+1

Guess again...

martinb2
+0

It is not strange (in Apple's view): AV Foundation is - in Apple's opinion - the future. And AV Foundation does not (and I guess will never) support extensions to support common video formats.

Just think of iCloud (Apple's favorite): even if there would be any extensions for Mac, there would be never any extension for iOS. So it would not be iCloud compatible. So: now way!

Povilas Member IconComment+131
Povilas
+1

61 days left.

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Version 1.2.3
--marc
+2

Per the Internet Archive, the Perian "end of support" letter was posted around May 13, 2012.

However, the source tracker at trac dot perian dot org shows activity as recent as Jan 23, 2013 "astrange -- Remove some font API code that seems to be crashing in 10.8" and Feb 13, 2013 "gbooker -- Added support for Indeo 4".
--> http://trac.perian.org/browser/trunk?order=date&desc=1

Instead of a call for "Wrap it up, pack your bags", it would be great if the community could encourage and facilitate a clear open source transition to some place previously mentioned like GitHub. :-)

Povilas Member IconComment+131
Povilas
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71 days left.

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Version 1.2.3
Povilas Member IconComment+131
Povilas
+1

I guess we are done here ... startring 90 days.

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Downloads 889,301
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Date 24 Jul 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32 / PPC 64
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