Xiph QuickTime Components
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Use Xiph audio formats (Ogg Vorbis) in iTunes.   Free
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Xiph QuickTime Components (XiphQT) is, essentially, for Mac users who want to use Xiph formats in any QuickTime-based application, e.g. playing Ogg Vorbis in iTunes or producing Ogg Theora with iMovie.
What's New
Version 0.1.9:
  • reduced memory usage
  • fixed playback of HD content
  • fixed compatibility with iMovie'08
  • improved encoding performance
Version 0.1.8:
  • Fixed video stalling issue
  • Fixed iTunes-crashing bug
Version 0.1.7:
  • Exporting Oggs (Theora, Vorbis)
  • 5.1 audio support
  • Progressive loading of local files
  • Simplified installation
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes
Version 0.1.5:
  • Intel Mac compatibility
  • FLAC decoder
  • Theora decoder
  • More bug fixes and small changes
Version 0.1.3:
  • Progressive downloading of remote ogg files;
  • web browser integration;
  • extended list of supported Vorbis comments;
  • improved reading of multi-stream ogg files;
  • win32 port.
Version 0.1.9:
  • reduced memory usage
  • fixed playback of HD content
  • fixed compatibility with iMovie'08
  • improved encoding performance
Version 0.1.8:
  • Fixed video stalling issue
  • Fixed iTunes-crashing bug
Version 0.1.7:
  • Exporting Oggs (Theora, Vorbis)
  • 5.1 audio support
  • Progressive loading of more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, QuickTime 7 or later







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  • A52Codec
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Xiph QuickTime Com... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Grumpy-Cat reviewed on 19 Feb 2013
This QuickTime component hasn't been updated since 2009. However, it works here in OS X 10.7 Lion with QuickTime Player, Quick View, and Safari 6.0.3. Just needs to be placed in the folder/Macintosh HD/Library/QuickTime. (Not '/Library/Components' as the outdated ReadMe instructs.)

It works in iTunes (at least iTunes 11.6) if iTunes is started in 32-bit mode (right-click the iTunes application icon in the Applications folder, choose 'Get Information', then check-mark 'Open in 32-bit mode'.)

To encode audio in the .ogg format, make sure you download the version with encoder from the project website: http://www.xiph.org/quicktime/download.html
It'll work via the QuickTime export menu, e.g. via QuickTime Pro, MPEG Streamclip, Audacity, etc.
[Version 0.1.9]

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Grumpy-Cat replied on 19 Feb 2013
(I meant Safari 6.0.2.)
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Grumpy-Cat replied on 19 Feb 2013
...and iTunes 10.6 doh!
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Grumpy-Cat replied on 27 Nov 2013
Sadly, it doesn't work anymore starting with Safari 6.1 (OS X 10.7). Please, could this nice plugin be updated to make it work in Safari again?
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Monkeyjunkey commented on 16 Jan 2013
Does not work for me on Mountain Lion 10.8.2 with Safari 6.0.2. Wish Safari would by default support ogg. Apple shame on you for not supporting open standards!
[Version 0.1.9]


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Aargl reviewed on 10 Jul 2012
I use this to play FLAC files in Quicktime or Quicklook and it's working perfectly in SL 10.6.8 provided you put it in the right place (/Library/Quicktime/).
Great!
[Version 0.1.9]


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Vinceleers commented on 29 Aug 2009
doesn't seem to be working with snow leopard yet..
[Version 0.1.9]

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Dorkypants replied on 21 Feb 2010
Worked for me in Snow Leopard after I rebooted (maybe it only required logout/login, but it was just as easy to reboot).
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Andrew Weiss replied on 09 Jul 2011
I've installed it in the library/components folder in both my root directory and my user directory, rebooted and it still doesn't work. Definitely a Snow Leopard problem?
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Sghuebner replied on 09 May 2012
@Andrew Weiss: You may need to copy the thing to /Library/Quicktime/
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BumbleB reviewed on 25 Feb 2008
Works great, thank you making it dear developer.

It made it possible for me to play and convert some "speex" .spx audio that could otherwise only be played in VLC Player.

Super Duper!
[Version 0.1.8]


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meego commented on 03 Sep 2007
Is this still useful with Perian supporting OGG/FLAC?
[Version 0.1.8]

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Ritsuka replied on 03 Sep 2007
Perian does NOT support ogg/flac yet, only vorbis inside mkv container.
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Fromage-Head tipped on 02 Sep 2007
An useful iTunes applescript to fix .ogg metadata :
https://trac.xiph.org/attachment/ticket/759/OGGReplayGainScripts.2.zip

(from this page https://trac.xiph.org/ticket/759 )
[Version 0.1.8]


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brsma tipped on 14 May 2006
For the time being, to *encode* ogg, flac, etc., i would like to heavily recommend Max [http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/19873] which is free (as in beer and freedom), as well.
[Version 0.1.5]


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Mikuro reviewed on 09 May 2006
This is a playback component, not an encoder. I hope they'll include an encoder at some point, but it's by no means a requirement of a QuickTime component.

In the meantime, you can create ogg files using the oft-overlooked conversion features of VLC (use the "Streaming/Exporting Wizard"). These files can then by played in any QT-compatible player with the use of this component.

Encoder or no, this is a very useful component. Works great in Tiger. (10.4.6 PPC, QuickTime 7.0.4).
[Version 0.1.5]


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Leoncahun commented on 04 May 2006
I'm a bit confused: shouldn't a Quicktime Component for Ogg provide an option to export to Ogg from within Quicktime Player (Pro)?
I installed Xiph QT Component 0.1.3 on Tiger 10.4.5, QT 7.0.4 (Pro) and, yes, I (QT Player, iTunes 6.0.4) can play ogg-files, but there is no ogg-entry in the export-menu of QT Player.
Also, the Info-panel in iTunes classifies the ogg-files as "Quicktime movie file".
[Version 0.1.3]

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Swordfish replied on 09 May 2006
Well it IS a Quicktime movie file since Quicktime can play it ;)
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mac adam had trouble on 30 Oct 2007
Do not support ogg files in avi ?
[Version 0.1.8]


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JoseLu had trouble on 10 Dec 2005
Did not work on my Tiger 10.4.3. It just wouldn't do anything at all. Made me to switch back using the "Ogg Vorbis r45" plug-in.
[Version 0.1.2]

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JoseLu commented on 10 Dec 2005
By the way, I'm using iTunes 6.0.1(3) and Quicktime 7.0.3.
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Jedik replied on 20 Dec 2005
Works fine here with the same setup. Read the documentantion and remove any previous/other versions of the Ogg plugin before installing thios version.
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JoseLu replied on 28 Dec 2005
I just installed version 0.13. Yes, it finally worked now.

ziegnpedr rated on 30 Jan 2011

[Version 0.1.9]


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Version Downloads:11,054
Type:Multimedia Design : Audio
License:Free
Date:14 Jun 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Xiph QuickTime Components (XiphQT) is, essentially, for Mac users who want to use Xiph formats in any QuickTime-based application, e.g. playing Ogg Vorbis in iTunes or producing Ogg Theora with iMovie.


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