Perian: the best companion for QuickTime!

Have you ever downloaded a video file in your Mac and when you tried to reproduce it you couldn’t? Do you have some video files with an odd extension, like .MKV or .VP3? You want to be able to reproduce almost ANY video file format, including Flash, in your Mac, through QuickTime?

Well, here we will show you how!

Perian

Perian

All you need is Perian, a QuickTime’s plug-in that lets you reproduce the following video formats:

-AVI, FLV, and MKV file formats

-MS-MPEG4 v1 & v2, DivX, 3ivX, H.264, FLV1, FSV1, VP6, H263I, VP3, HuffYUV, FFVHuff, MPEG1 & MPEG2 Video, Fraps, Windows Media Audio v1 & v2, Flash ADPCM, Xiph Vorbis (in Matroska), MPEG Layer II Audio

And also gives you a few extras:

-AVI support for: AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MPEG4, and VBR MP3

-Subtitle support for SSA and SRT

This useful tool is free, and you can visit the project’s site here.

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One comment on “Perian: the best companion for QuickTime!

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