MKV in QuickTime with Perian: not working

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by frenchtony, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. frenchtony, Jan 17, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013

    macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Location:
    London
    #1
    Hi!

    I'm fairly new to mac, and I've been trying to read some MKV videos.
    I of course tried VLC (which works), but I want to use QuickTime because VLC uses the Discrete graphic card on a MBP, while QuickTime stays on the Integrated one (which saves the battery...).
    Since I'm going to watch videos while on a train, I don't want to watch my videos on the NVidia card...

    Back to my problem: I installed Perian on my system, and when I try to play a MKV movie in QuickTime, it doesn't work.
    More specificaly, it displays the correct length of the movie, I can see the images if I move the slider forward, but the play button does not play the movie.

    Did anybody get this problem before? Am I right in expecting Perian + QT to be able to play MKV movies?

    Thanks!

    Antoine
     
  2. thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Location:
    London
    #2
    I may actually rephrase my question(s):

    - Does anyone got his QuickTime + Perian working with MKV files (in which case I'll know the problem comes from me, I'll re-install Perian or something)

    - Does anyone use another video player that uses the integrated graphic card

    Thanks!
     
  3. iThinksimple, Jan 17, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013

    macrumors member

    iThinksimple

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2012

Share This Page