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Jason Guerra
Perian Alternative
on Feb 11, 2013 at 2:01:43 pm

I was wondering if anyone has found a good Perian alternative? The developers are no longer actively working on Perian, and I hate relaying on end of life software.

Unfortunately all the suggestions I have found around the web are for media players like VLC and MPlayer X, both of which are awesome, but neither of which give me what Perian used to. What I liked about Perian was the fact that it was effectively a bundle of free codecs for QuickTime, which meant Final Cut, Compressor, Premiere, Media Encoder, really anything that used the QT codecs could work with those file, and convert them into something more useful. VLC and MPlayer X are really only useful for viewing, not transcoding.

So, basically what I want is a nice, free or cheap, bundle of QuickTime compatible codecs, but I don't know if that really exists without Perian.

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