Perian brings the standard Mac QuickTime Player with numerous additional video formats. The free, open-source software combines the different codecs in a plug-in.
Similar to the Windows Media Player on PCs playing the QuickTime Player on Mac OS X by default, only few video formats from - for many a reason to like the alternativesVideoLAN Client dodge. Perian upgraded a number of other important formats to.
Perian installed in the System Preferences of Mac OS X. QuickTime plays from then even DivX movies and video sharing clips in FLV format. Also, Apple's media center software Front Row and all other programs that use QuickTime's playback functions play the new formats.
Perian is the counterpart to the popular codec packs on Windows and makes countless other QuickTime plugins unnecessary. Only for current versions of the Windows Media format, you must continue to Flip4Mac fall back.
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, AAC, AC3 Audio, H.264, MP1, True Audio