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

@ hagena and @ oddyssey:

I had the same trouble when using downloads to a .bz2 file....
Either use another browser, or simply take the ".bz2" extension off, making it perian-12.dmg.

when i try to open the .dmg, it gives me an error (format not recognized or something...) damn

hey dudes! It rocks!
Use it! go download it right now! ;)
Great OSS software!

It was released today!

The component is now available for download from the main site: And I must say that it is fabulous!

try this link

Heh, thats nice to know. Yesterday I spent 20 minutes looking online for where to download it.

The fact that it hasn't even been released yet should probably be in the description...

surely I'm not the only one who can't get it to download

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