Perian 1.0 Released
Sunday, July 1, 2007 - 1:48 AM EST
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
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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