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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:48 am    Post subject: Perian 1.0 Released Reply with quote

Perian 1.0 Released
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Posted by: Brian

The Perian team has released Perian 1.0, a free QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats. With Perian installed, any OS X application that uses QuickTime can now use these additional media types: AVI, FLV, MKV, 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 more. This can be a big help with playing videos in Front Row, for example.

New features and improvements include:

- Added support for Matroska/mkv
- Integrated a52codec
- Added subtitle support
- Added support for .gvi (avi wrapper from Google Video)
- Changed distribution to a Preference Pane in order to make installation simpler and configuration possible in the long term.
- Changed installation directory from /Library/QuickTime to ~/Library/QuickTime.
- Fixed avi/flv over http
- Added support for Windows Media Audio in AVI
- Added support for MPEG-1 layer 2 audio
- Added support for the ADPCM audio codec in FLV
- Added Vorbis decoder
- Added support for Fraps FPS1
- Added support for VP3
- Added support for i263
- Added support for HuffYUV
- Added support for MPEG-1/2 video in AVI/MKV
- Fix opening AVIs with VBR audio for which there is no available decoder
- Fix crash with DVI ADPCM
- Fix multichannel audio descriptions in AVI
- Faster opening of AVI files
- High profile H.264 support
- Full MPEG-4 video support in .mp4
- Altivec & SSE2 colorspace conversion
- Fix DV in type 1 AVIs

Perian 1.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher. The download weighs in at 2.2MB.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!.



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally, I can now import AVIs off of my video camera into iMovie without converting them in VLC first :-p
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Installation was very easy and A52Codec is installed for you. I had no problems playing back AVI with AC3 audio.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't 1.0 released and then pulled a couple of weeks ago? I'll probably upgrade later tonight, but I need to read a little more.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
Wasn't 1.0 released and then pulled a couple of weeks ago? I'll probably upgrade later tonight, but I need to read a little more.

not sure, I got it anyway though and it works fine
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heavy_nutz wrote:
not sure, I got it anyway though and it works fine


Yeah, it's working just fine. I found a blurb on their site about the issue. It sounds like MacUpdate or VersionTracker might have jumped the gun before it was ready.

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Did Perian 1.0 get released on June 12, 2007?
No - a software update site operator falsified the announcement. An internal beta release was repackaged in preparation for a screencast. If you installed this, you are OK, it's just 1.0b5...

http://perian.org/#support
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My god I'm gonna donate to these guys, this helps so much, I essentially don't need vlc for anime anymore and play everything in front row with the remote to control everything! Now it's perfect.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: Perian 1.0 Released Reply with quote

A very important feature is that with this version finally the 5.1 passtrough on the digital output is working!!!!
Great job!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How is this any different than Flip4Mac for Quicktime?
Looks like it just supports more filetypes. Is that it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perian is fantastic, now I can play my MKV and the rest via Frontrow.

When playing a movie in Frontrow with multiple embedded languages, anybody know how to select between the different languages i.e. audio tracks ?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow - this sounds amazing - I'm really fed up with VLC and Flip4Mac - no offense but both don't work really well for me...

Crazibri wrote:
How is this any different than Flip4Mac for Quicktime?
Looks like it just supports more filetypes. Is that it?


I'd like to hear a technical response to this too...

now to only move myself off 10.3.9... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crazibri wrote:
How is this any different than Flip4Mac for Quicktime?
Looks like it just supports more filetypes. Is that it?

Flip4Mac is for Windows Media Video (WMV) files (and WMA - Windows Media Audio, if I recall).

Perian supports
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* 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
* AVI support for: AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MPEG4, and VBR MP3
* Subtitle support for SSA and SRT


So each does different formats (mostly).
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:55 pm    Post subject: Can I use this to convert eyeTV recordings to H.264 and DD? Reply with quote

I sold my PowerMac G4 and am waiting to buy the upcoming (hopefully soon) iMac, so I cannot test this right now, but I had a eyeTV Hybrid, with which I record over the air HD broadcasts. These typically have Dolby Digital Sound. When I used to export these eyeTV recording to H.264, my sound got converted to 2-channel AAC. With Perian 1.0, is there a way I can preserve that 5.1 Dolby Digital and still have H.264 video.

Will I be able to play the 5.1 channel through optical output on the iMac to my surround receiver?
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