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nelly22

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Sep 29, 2009
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Are these still needed in Yosemite and are there any other similar things i should download?

DivX
Flip4Mac
Perian
 

pickaxe

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Nov 29, 2012
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Forget ever being able to play videos with Quick Look or Quicktime ever again, and switch to VLC or MPlayerX.
 

Nermal

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Perian 1.2.3 and Flip 2.4.4.2 still work for me in Yosemite. VLC isn't a solution for me as the codecs are "self-contained" and I therefore can't open WMV files in video-editing apps. One of these days I'll get rid of the last of my WMVs, but in the meantime I can still work with them.
 

Tmelon

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Feb 26, 2011
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I also wish Perian would make a comeback. I use VLC when I absolutely need it, but the design is so outdated. It could really use a makeover.
 

jmmo20

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Jun 15, 2006
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nowadays most video files are already in mp4 so no real need for WMV or DIVX... at least in my own experience.
 

grahamperrin

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Jun 8, 2007
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QLVideo, and a question about MPlayerX, VLC and Safari

For the Thumbnails in Finder this Plugin works very well: https://github.com/Marginal/QLVideo/releases/tag/rel-173

Thanks!

Installed on Mavericks. I guess that it'll be necessary to log out before it can take effect.

(The first .rm movie that I checked still has the look of an archive – a hangover from inappropriate association with 'The Unarchiver.app'. I corrected the association but the icon has not yet changed to the icon of a RealPlayer file.)

Yeah, I changed all my file associations to VLC and use MPlayerX on things that VLC doesn't handle so well. …

Am I right to assume that neither MPlayerX nor VLC allows compatible content to be handled within Safari?

(They're great standalone applications, but I prefer the more integrated approach wherever possible.)
 

grahamperrin

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Jun 8, 2007
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Recent development of Perian – MaddTheSane

Agreed. I wonder why it's not?

Ah, but it is. Please follow the link from my earlier post.

There's development on GitHub with the most recent commit two days ago.
 
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