Perian's Type Installer
Perian's Type Installer 2.4.3_TigerFixed
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Patches QT Player to handle Perian filetypes (was PerianAddFile).   Free
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Perian's Type Installer (was PerianAddFile) patches QuickTime Player's Info.plist file to automatically handle Perian filetypes and give them appropriate icons.
What's New
Version 2.4.3_TigerFixed:
  • Added srt "document" icon*
  • Now if QuickTime Player was not running before the launch of Perian's Type Installer, on quit, it will be closed.
  • Recompiled for Tiger support
*I know that srt files can't be opened directly with QuickTime Player, however I think that these files should have a nice icon too.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



MacUpdate - Perian's Type Installer



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FDeuce reviewed on 11 May 2011
For a Mac flat out doesnt get any Better....a Must have Perian & VLC player or unbeatable
[Version 2.4.3_TigerFixed]


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Markus-Schaller commented on 28 Sep 2009
Does this work on Snow Leopard?
[Version 2.4.3_TigerFixed]


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Dom21 commented on 04 Mar 2009
Does this add any functionality to QT Pro? Should I install Perian if I have QT Pro?
Thanks (OSX 4.11).
[Version 2.4.3_TigerFixed]

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Anonymous commented on 04 Mar 2009
Not it doesn't add any functionality to Quicktime Player. This little app adds only icons for the filetypes for wich is necessary perian to play with QT (this is done patching Info.plist of QuickTime Player.app).
Since Perian adds only support for decoding formats, I've decided to give these files a nice icon, instead of the default blank one.
If you don't use QuickTime Player and/or Perian to watch your movies, you don't need this app.
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LeopoldBloom commented on 05 Mar 2009
It's not really clear what you're asking. Like the developer said, Perian's Type Installer doesn't add any functionality to QT. But, if you're using QT (including Pro), Perian _does_ add functionality. QT Pro has many more options for converting, exporting, etc. than the regular version, but it still suffers from the same codec limitations. Perian solves this for you by adding a large variety of codecs to QT's library, making it a VLC-like media player that will handle just about any file format or codec you throw at it.

Perian's type installer simply allows your computer to recognize file types that QT doesn't support by default as QT files. For example, if you have an MKV file and it's set to open with QT (which will play it with Perian installed), it will still be described as a UNIX Executable file in the Finder because it's not a supported format by default. Perian's Type Installer causes files like this to be properly recognized and labelled as QT files.
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Dom21 replied on 05 Mar 2009
Thank you Leopold and Dev, that clears it up :)
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Springheelmac replied on 18 Apr 2009
HOWEVER, if you do not have PERIAN, install that. That DOES add functionality to Quicktime Pro.
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filmgirl commented on 26 Dec 2007
Well, it adds the "type" icon but on my Intel MB running 10.5.1 it still doesn't play MKV
[Version 2.4.2]

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neonblue2 replied on 26 Dec 2007
What do you expect? This isn't Perian.
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filmgirl replied on 26 Dec 2007
Well, since I do have Perian installed - I thought perhaps this would work. As it stands, MKV plays sans audio in QT. If the problem is that the Perian plugin isn't compatible with MKV, then why is this add-on changing the icon type? It becomes confusing because I was under the impression this was released by people affiliated with Perian - if it's just some dude's custom Apple Script, that should be more clear.
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neonblue2 replied on 27 Dec 2007
It adds QuickTime style icons for formats that QuickTime doesn't support natively. No extra file formats will be playable they'll just look better.
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RunAway (developer) replied on 27 Dec 2007
Hi, my script adds only icons and file associations via Info.plist patching.
It adds icons for filetypes listed here: http://perian.org/#detail and MKV is included.
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ChuckK commented on 26 Dec 2007
Has the incompatibility issue Toast (Titanium 8) been resolved yet?
[Version 2.4.2]

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RunAway (developer) replied on 26 Dec 2007
Uhm what incompatibility? My script modifies only Info.plist file inside QuickTime Player.app bundle and places some files (the icons) into Resources folder. I don'think this can interfering with Toast
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tollie commented on 25 Dec 2007
@developer: how difficult would it be to make these file types (eg. FLV) show up as Movies in Spotlight, etc, instead of as Documents? Thanks.
[Version 2.4.1]

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hugelshofer replied on 10 Aug 2009
this is not the Perian developer page !!

this apple script does just cosmetic changes.

please head over to Perian
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/22923/perian
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dorkypants commented on 25 Dec 2007
Doesn't work on my Tiger 10.4.11 system:

sh: line 1: /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy: No such file or directory (127)
[Version 2.4.1]

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RunAway (developer) replied on 25 Dec 2007
Should be fixed :)
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jrrjrr commented on 25 Dec 2007
Re-downloaded 2.4.1. Still getting the script error.
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RunAway (developer) replied on 26 Dec 2007
Sorry, I meant "should be fixed with 2.4.2" (as soon as MacUpdate update the page with new version.
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jrrjrr commented on 26 Dec 2007
Yes, fixed in 2.4.2. Thank you!
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Alex-B commented on 02 Dec 2007
The hints are great. Now can the developer please update this app to work properly?

Thanks
[Version 2.3]


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andymb commented on 05 Nov 2007
This is a great thing for OSX Tiger. Loved this thing. But now i have updated to leopard and it currently doesnt work. Would be great if you could update it. :D
[Version 2.3]


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Ritsuka tipped on 14 Jul 2007
Can you add icons for ogg and flac too?
[Version 2.3]


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dorkypants had trouble on 04 Mar 2009
Installer runs but fails with dialog saying:

cp: /Applications/QuickTime Player.app/Contents/Resources/ac3.icns: Permission denied (1)

My everyday login is a non-admin account. Tiger 10.4.11 MacBook.
[Version 2.4.3_TigerFixed]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Mar 2009
Try with the Administrator account (the first created after os x installation to be clear). So the patch should be applied only once (and after every QuickTime Player update).
I'll try to fix this behaviour but in the meantime try as I said and please report if it works :)
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logamberat commented on 26 Jun 2009
it does work when you signing in as administrator.

thanks! excellent stuffs :)
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dorkypants had trouble on 03 Mar 2009
installer crashes (MacBook 10.4.11 with all Apple System Updates installed).
[Version 2.4.3]

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Anonymous commented on 04 Mar 2009
Hi, I may expect this, unfortunately I don't have 10.4u sdk installed in my mac.
I'm searching some friend of mine who can compile this script for Tiger too and maybe in a few times I'll post a compatible version. Apologize for that incovenient.
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follerec had trouble on 13 Nov 2007
To make it work with Leopard, just do the normal patch through the interface. Then when you're done and you've closed the program, open a Terminal and run this (it's all in one line, no quotes):

"/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -f /Applications/QuickTime Player.app/"

If you're curious, the command above is mentioned here:

http://trac.perian.org/ticket/163

Note that I haven't actually tested it yet. But logically it should work since it's just specifying the correct patch to lsregister.
[Version 2.3]

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andymb replied on 15 Nov 2007
Thanks for that. Did the trick
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7h31ll3g4l had trouble on 27 Oct 2007
perian type 2.3 work whith leopard?

thanks...
[Version 2.3]

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User-Name replied on 29 Oct 2007
Unfortunately it doesn't work with Leopard.
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bill bob 1 had trouble on 12 Jul 2007
If you have EyeTV installed this will stop it loading.

I have had to uninstall to get EYeTV working again.

Perhaps the components are not compatible??
[Version 2.3]

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RunAway (developer) replied on 13 Jul 2007
Strange event...I have EyeTV too and I don't have any problem.
Maybe in some circumstances Perian results not compatible with EyeTV. My script simply patch the Info.plist and don't add anything else (except for the icons).
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insecure had trouble on 06 Jul 2007
Cannot download the file !
[Version 2.2]

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iscream replied on 06 Jul 2007
same problem here !
my previous posts have been deleted and I really don't know why ?
what are they trying to grab ?
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bluloo commented on 06 Jul 2007
I also cannot download, when using FireFox. DL works fine with Safari.

Which browser are you running? Have you tried an alternative browser?

HTH
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Tomdoherty had trouble on 05 Jul 2007
Not being expert in these matters - exactly WHAT am I supposed to do with my 2.1 download, i.e. the 'Perian's Type Installer.app' and a folder called 'Perian's Type Installer (Source code)'?
[Version 2.1]

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RunAway (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2007
The 2.x versions add "only" a new interface (because of port to AppleScript Studio) and if you have already patched your quicktime don't need this new version.
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mswfujowdffyc commented on 05 Jul 2007
Run the app, ignore the source code.
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Tomdoherty had trouble on 04 Jul 2007
Just downloaded the 2.1 update. Double clicked on the Perian's Type Installer.app The dialogue box showed all 6 filetypes as greyed out/installed with the message 'Nothing to add.' So, how DOES one update to 2.1 from 1.0?
[Version 2.1]

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Jcraig commented on 04 Jul 2007
2.1 doesn't add anything. It's just a change in the script itself. "Nothing to add" means exactly that.
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Tomdoherty commented on 05 Jul 2007
Thank you for such a quick reply. Not being expert in these matters - exactly what am I supposed to do with what I downloaded, i.e. the 'Perian's Type Installer.app' and a folder called 'Perian's Type Installer (Source code)'?
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jazzluv had trouble on 04 Jul 2007
Have never been able to download this - it just keeps returning to the display page
[Version 2.0]

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Splunk23 commented on 04 Jul 2007
Do you have NetBarrier installed? If so, it is the Banner Filter causing the problem and you must turn it off or the download won't start. There are several programs that have the same problem from my experience…
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Splunk23 replied on 04 Jul 2007
Sorry, I meant "Information Hiding" and not "Banner Filter" for this one.
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Soob replied on 04 Jul 2007
I, too, have problems downloading files hosted on MacUpdate (from any browser). Is there an alternate DL location?
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jazzluv commented on 04 Jul 2007
Thanks hun - much appreeciated - have also had this problem with NB on sourceforge
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Splunk23 commented on 04 Jul 2007
When downloading from sourceforge with NetBarrier's Filters enabled, just change the beginning of the url from to easynews.dl instead and it will work with the Banner Filter on.
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Version Downloads:13,997
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Free
Date:04 Mar 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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