Version: 1.2.3 || Release Date: 2011-07-23 || License: GPL Developer: Perian Project | App Owner: durin42

Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats.

Perian enables QuickTime application support for additional media:

  • File formats: AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, GVI, VP6, and VFW
  • Video types: MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivx, H.264, Sorenson H.263, FLV/Sorenson Spark, FSV1, VP6, H263i, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Snow, NuppelVideo, Techsmith Screen Capture, DosBox Capture
  • Audio types: Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), and MPEG Layer I & II Audio, True Audio, DTS Coherent Acoustics, Nellymoser ASAO
  • AVI support for: AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MPEG4, and VBR MP3
  • Subtitle support for SSA/ASS and SRT

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28 Opinions


Coupled with Quicktime Pro, this becomes the ultimate conversion software.

Excellent! It does flv playback.

This just won't work for me... I have a ton of AVI files encoded with XviD and AC3, and quicktime says 'may not have the components to play this, blah blah blah' - and there's no audio when I hit cancel. So wtf. Sigh... And VLC likes to crash every 5 fsckin minutes, I have NOTHING to play my videos with other than waiting for them to convert in visual hub and importing them into iTunes.

With every release Quicktime gets more Powerfull then VLC!
Not that i have something against VLC, it's without doubt a great app,
but somehow nearly everytime i play something errors pop up or it crashes.

Great, stuff plays everything in Quicktime that means FrontRow that throw at it.

This thing is fantastic.

And the roadmap looks oh so tasty. It will soon (I hope) support: subtitles, VOB, MKV, OGG, OGM, X264... Hmmmmmm! Can't wait!

Not much to say, aside from that this = awesome.
Very. Very. VERY useful. One of the first things I install on any Mac I get my hands on (I keep it handy on my flash drive at all times).

this rocks.

We fixed the download folks.

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