Perian on a clean Mountain Lion

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    After I upgraded from Lion to ML when it came out, Perian just continued working without any problems, making QuickTime Player (X) play pretty much whatever I threw at it.

    However, I recently performed a clean reinstall of ML on both my computers and now Perian doesn't work for me at all.

    I came across some articles that Perian does indeed have issues under ML, especially with clean OS installs. I read that I should install QuickTime Player 7 to make Perian work again. Does that make sense? Willl this make Perian work with QT X as well or will this work only in QT7 now? I never ever had QT7 installed on any computer before, just the default X.
    I play most files in VLC now, and I don't mind it too much, VLC is great and multiplatform, but I just prefer QT for its speed, simplicity, Mac-like-ness and hardware acceleration.

    Thanks for enlightening me, I'm really confused...
     
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    Thanks, I knew that - but so far it works fine. Unless it doesn't, like in my case. :D
     
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    I installed it on a fresh install of ML and it works fine for me?.....
     
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    Really? Just like that? You didn't have to install old versions of QT, it just worked for all your files? Good for you. I'll try that again, maybe I did something wrong.
     
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    Yeh, I didnt even realise I could have problems! Just stuck my SSD in, booted off of a ML USB and then installed Perien - no issues at all.
     
  7. Menneisyys2, Sep 7, 2012
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    Perian works fine under ML if you manually(!!!) update its AC3 module.
     
  8. XStylus, Nov 5, 2012
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    BTW, #16 at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1478588 is a far more verbose tutorial also discussing co-existing DTS converters, deactivating the AC3 converter etc.

    Note that the posts at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1481913 , starting with #4, also discuss (and quickly summarize) this tutorial.
     

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