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The swiss-army knife of QuickTime components

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If like me you’ve recently purchased a new Apple Mac one of the problems you might face is its inability to watch certain video formats in my case .avi files.

The problem is “avi” is not really a definition yet, there are tons of codecs that are used within that container such as DivX, XviD etc.

Don’t panic there is a very simple fix out there, you simple download, install, kick back and enjoy your movie 🙂

Just download and install Perian

Perian enables QuickTime application support for additional Media Types:

  • 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

Just thought I’d push this out and like me I’m sure there will be many in the same boat at some stage.

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