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1.7.6
02 July 2007

Play A52 and AC-3 files in Core Audio apps.

Rumplestiltskin
18 December 2007

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Without this codec, AC3 audio isn't playable in apps that rely upon QT. (Of course, VLC doesn't have an issue but that's because VLC is self-contained and has all of the requisite components and codecs built-in.) This codec plus Perian plus Flip4Mac's free component let virtually everything play in your QT apps. Thank you!
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Version 1.7.6

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SickTeddyBear
22 November 2013
An updated version of the codec that fixes issues in 10.8 and 10.9, can be downloaded here: http://subler.googlecode.com/files/A52Codec.component.zip
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Version 1.7.6
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MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
16 October 2015
This one—or the one included in the current Subler application package (under "decoders"), which would be the current v1.8—, sadly don't work on Yosemite. Videos with AC3 do playback again in iTunes, for example, but the AC3 decoding is faulty, i.e. audio only on one channel, the L channel.
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Libertyforall1776
30 June 2013
The latest version of this is 1.8.0 and the version that works with Mountain Lion is here: http://www.techisky.com/answers/does-perian-support-ac3-on-mountain-lion-10-8-how-to-fix.html#more-120
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Version 1.7.6
bb553
22 May 2012
Perian is now listed as discontinued in 2012, so is it known where users should go for an updated (i.e. newer than version 1.8.0) A52 Codec for OS X PPC and Intel?
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Version 1.7.6
Richardhickling
05 March 2009
Warning: filesize() [function.filesize]: stat failed for /home/gbooker/downloads/A52Codec Universal.dmg in /home/gbooker/sites/www.cod3r.com/download/get.php on line 14 Could not find file
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Version 1.7.6
Jaguar
29 November 2008
Well I'm having the same problem..... No sound after installing A52.... help plzzzzzzzz
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Version 1.7.6
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M-angela
M-angela
01 December 2008
download and install perian (see link above). that solved the audio problem for me.
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Version 1.7.6
Adrianadetoledo
01 August 2008
Like puddingbowl, I installed the xvid 1.0 alpha component and the A52, but still am not getting any audio. Can anyone help me, please? Cheers!
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Version 1.7.6
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MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
01 August 2008
http://trac.cod3r.com/a52codec/wiki/TracGuide See "Support and Other Sources of Information" at the above page.
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Version 1.7.6
Puddingbowl
12 June 2008
I installed the XviD Codec Component 1.0 alpha, but no sound, and I still can't get audio after installing the A52. Any ideas?
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Version 1.7.6
Luo-md
22 February 2008
Can it let me play VIDEO_TS from DVD with sound/ audio? I have QTpro with mpeg2 component.
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Version 1.7.6
Rumplestiltskin
18 December 2007
Without this codec, AC3 audio isn't playable in apps that rely upon QT. (Of course, VLC doesn't have an issue but that's because VLC is self-contained and has all of the requisite components and codecs built-in.) This codec plus Perian plus Flip4Mac's free component let virtually everything play in your QT apps. Thank you!
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Version 1.7.6
Mac-Adam
14 December 2007
Please, do what Apple did'nt, Allowing play ac3 in mpg, vob, and TS multiplexed in QuickTime. And this codec will become a must have…
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Version 1.7.6
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Mac-Adam
Mac-Adam
18 December 2007
I think they don't want, I've asked them a lot of time, is why I ask you. Maybe you could do something ?
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Version 1.7.6
Gsnxn
03 July 2007
Does A52Codec 1.7.6 conflict with Perian 1.0 (which, I believe, includes A52Codec 1.7.2)?
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Version 1.7.6
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Gsnxn
Gsnxn
03 July 2007
Duh, never mind, read the description...
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Version 1.7.6
Nglester
08 December 2006
Hi all, i am having problem with my AC3 videos on the Quicktime player. After i installed the "A52Codec 1.7.2", all of my AC3 videos get a white "blinking" bar on the right handside of the QT player while playing the video. I tried the same video same add-on on the G5 ppc, but everything runs smooth and fine. Any of you guys know i can get rid of this problem? Please help, thanks a lot
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Version 1.7.2
Follerec
15 October 2006
This, together with Perian, NicePlayer, and MPlayer OSX, completes my video playing requirements for probably any type of video (or at least those that I do play).
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Version 1.7.2
Chuan
22 September 2006
Finally AC3 encoded Movie file can be played smoothly in Quicktime Universal Binary! A big THANKS to 'Graham Booker', the developer who apparently fulfilled my expectation unexpectably well :P
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Version 1.7.2
En-rg-e
20 September 2006
Mac NOOB here. After downloading and double clicking, the A52Codec just opens it in Excel. What program do I need to decode/install this codec? Or what am I simply doing wrong?
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Version 1.7.2
Zetsurin
04 September 2006
Excellent. The intel mac community has been in dire need of an AC3 codec (there have been a couple of random unsupported builds floating around, but they are pretty flaky).
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Version 1.7
Swordfish
04 September 2006
Latest version works great! Thanks!
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Version 1.7
Shannonrawls
22 August 2006
I agree, with this plugin, Quicktime still will not play AC3 encoded VOB or MPG files. I authored a DVD on a PC using Sony Architect with AC3 audio. I ripped it with MacTheRipper, and it will not play audio with Quicktime. I am looking for a solution.
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Version 1.6
Brich
29 July 2006
Does not work for me. After installation as instructed, Quicktime still cannot play the sound when viewing a .VOB file.
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Version 1.6
I'm not able to get this working. I tried filing a ticket but it apparently disappeared. iTunes and Quicktime will not play the .ac3 from: http://www.lynnemusic.com/surround.html
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Version 1.6
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Audacityisveryscary
Audacityisveryscary
13 June 2006
yes that ticket. thank you. informative.
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Version 1.6
Paspro
06 June 2006
Excellent work! I just tried it on my MacBook and it works like a charm. Finally, a working AC3 decoder for Intel-based Macs! Congratulations.
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Version 1.6