Flip4Mac, Perian needed in Yosemite?

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  1. nelly22 macrumors 6502

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

    DivX
    Flip4Mac
    Perian
     
  2. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

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    Forget ever being able to play videos with Quick Look or Quicktime ever again, and switch to VLC or MPlayerX.
     
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    edit: To remove personally identifying info not relevant to the conversation.
     
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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.
     
  8. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    It's a real shame Perian isn't being developed anymore. :(
     
  9. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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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 I use VLC when I absolutely need it, but the design is so outdated.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.
     
  10. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
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    And another! VLC plays anything.
     
  13. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    No. A lot? Yes. Everything? Definitely not.
     
  14. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    QLVideo, and a question about MPlayerX, VLC and Safari

    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.)

    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.)
     
  15. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    My Thoughts

    Between Perian, VLC and Mplayer OS X Extended I can play pretty much anything. I haven't updated Flip4mac in eons - can't remember the last time I had to view a windows media file.
     
  16. Abba1 macrumors regular

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    Agreed. I wonder why it's not?
     
  17. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Recent development of Perian – MaddTheSane

    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.
     
  18. Abba1 macrumors regular

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    Many thanks!
     

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