Perian

Perian

Infobox Software
name = Perian



caption = The Perian System Preferences pane in Mac OS X Leopard
author =
developer = The Perian Team
released = 2006-09-29
latest release version = 1.1
latest release date = 2008-02-06
operating system = Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later
platform = PPC, Intel
genre = Multimedia framework plug-in
license = LGPL
website = [http://perian.org/ perian.org]

Perian, advertised as "the swiss-army knife for QuickTime," is an open source plug-in which enables QuickTime to play several popular video formats not supported natively by QuickTime on Mac OS Xcite web | title=Perian - A swiss-army knife for QuickTime | url=http://perian.org/ | accessdate=2006-10-14 ] . It is largely based on the FFmpeg project, as it uses libavcodec and libavformat. It also uses liba52 and libmatroska.

It has been featured as the "Download of the Day" on Lifehacker,cite web | title=Download of the Day: Perian (Mac) | author=Pash, Adam | url=http://www.lifehacker.com/software/quicktime/download-of-the-day-perian-mac-204423.php | date=2006-09-30 | accessdate=2006-10-14] as well as on several popular blogs including
Ars Technicacite web | title=Infinite Loop: Perian, bringing playback for all to Apple’s QuickTime | author=Biven, Michael | url=http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2006/10/4/5506 | date=2006-10-04 | accessdate=2006-10-14] andThe Unofficial Apple Weblog.cite web | title=Perian - play most video formats in QuickTime for free | author=Chartier, David | url=http://www.tuaw.com/2006/09/30/perian-play-most-video-formats-in-quicktime-for-free/ | date=2006-09-30 | accessdate=2006-10-14]

Supported formats

Perian has support for the AVI, FLV, and MKV container formats, as well as several video codecs:cite web | title=SupportedFormats - Perian Quicktime Component | url=http://trac.perian.org/wiki/SupportedFormats | accessdate=2006-10-14]
* MS-MPEG4 v1, v2 and v3
* DivX
* XviD
* 3ivx
* Sorenson H.263
* H.264
* Flash Screen Video
* Truemotion VP6
* HuffYUV - LossLess YCbCr Video Codec

* AVI Container support for:
* Windows Media Audio (WMA)
* AAC
* Dolby Digital Surround Codec
* H.264
* Fraps Codec

References

See also

* Windows Media Components for QuickTime
* Xiph QuickTime Components

External links

[http://www.perian.org Perian Website]


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