New program to play all video files in quicktime!

Arnaud

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...Just installed it, I'll check it during the next days...

Hopefully it's good (and safe) !

Thanks for the tip anyway :)
 

MisterMe

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Jul 17, 2002
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ero87 said:
http://perian.org/

.... Do people know about this yet?
Yes.
ero87 said:
Other than wmv, this thing allows Quicktime to be the new VLC!

...
This is a suite of codecs. It adds no new functionality for those of us who can do a Google search for the codecs that we need. It is, however, a convenience for those who would rather not do separate searches and downloads. As for the VLC comparison, well VLC is a wonderful effort by a nice kid. However, with Flip4Mac and the other QuickTime codecs I have installed, I can play any [porn] format I want in any QuickTime-compatible app without touching VLC. Only DRMed WMV escapes me.
 

Warbrain

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Jun 28, 2004
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Nothing new. I posted about this in another thread. It's a great little plug-in for Quicktime. I enjoy being able to watch flash videos now without having to convert them or deal with some crappy flash player.
 

Eraserhead

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Nov 3, 2005
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Nice find, I've heard about it before on Arstechnica but forgot what it was called, it sounds extremely useful.
 

Bali Cockfight

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I am trying to open an AVI file and it's not working. It opens fine with VLC, but my perian component isnt doing anything for my Quicktime.
 

MisterMe

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Bali Cockfight said:
I am trying to open an AVI file and it's not working. It opens fine with VLC, but my perian component isnt doing anything for my Quicktime.
What are the video and audio track formats reported by VLC?
 

Mechcozmo

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MisterMe said:
As for the VLC comparison, well VLC is a wonderful effort by a nice kid. However, with Flip4Mac and the other QuickTime codecs I have installed, I can play any [porn] format I want in any QuickTime-compatible app without touching VLC.
Those of us who use ffmpegX and squeeze every last bit into their video files as they are compressed appreciate VLC. QuickTime doesn't support the advanced forms of MPEG-4, H.264, and some others. VLC does. This suite of codecs is nice but it doesn't expand upon the poor performance of some of the built-in codecs.
 

Bali Cockfight

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MisterMe said:
What are the video and audio track formats reported by VLC?
I apologize but I dont understand the question. I can open the AVI file with VLC but I can't open it with Quicktime [Perian installed]. How does VLC report the formats?
 

Arnaud

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MisterMe said:
As for the VLC comparison, well VLC is a wonderful effort by a nice kid. However, with Flip4Mac and the other QuickTime codecs I have installed, I can play any [porn] format I want in any QuickTime-compatible app without touching VLC. Only DRMed WMV escapes me.
I can't agree with that.

First of all, VLC was developped by a group of engineering students, and later on turned into an independant developping project, it wasn't done by "a nice kid". More info on http://www.videolan.org.

This is an important point, because it also explains the tremendous amount of work put in it over the years. It goes beyond the homey-application built by a kiddo who happened to combine a couple of existing apps behind a single interface.

The program has been available for years now, way before most other solutions, and able to play very weird files. In my case, it meant running weirdly encoded video files on my iBook G3, when others would not.

I agree Flip 4 Mac, and maybe Perrian, are nice solutions, especially for those who do not have time to install codecs one by one. I am one of them, and I do use Flip 4 Mac. However, I wouldn't disregard the importance of a program like VLC, which tried to help us read video files from the PC world on our macs even when the mac was not as hype as nowadays. Pretty much like a Swiss-army knife, that you use when your preferred tool fails to help you.
 

Yuvi

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Bali Cockfight said:
I apologize but I dont understand the question. I can open the AVI file with VLC but I can't open it with Quicktime [Perian installed]. How does VLC report the formats?
Start the playback with VLC, right click the file in the playlist, select Information, go to the advanced information tab, and expand all the stream entries. And if it's not opening at all with Perian, the devs would probably be interested in a sample regardless of the codecs.
 

quigleybc

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I installed this, then got all excited to view an AVI of a football game that never works in quicktime and !! .......it still didn't work...:(


Back to VLC for me..

Can someone just pay the VLC guy to make VLC bigger and better, Apple should just buy him out and use his codec suites in quicktime.
 

afornander

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the only reason i EVER yous VLC is because i like having a playlist with the videos i watch. but in Quicktime, all videos open up in seperate windows :/. i wish there was a way to give quicktime a playlist window:cool:
 

Yuvi

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quigleybc said:
I installed this, then got all excited to view an AVI of a football game that never works in quicktime and !! .......it still didn't work...:(
Upload it somewhere, and send the link to the devs, and it'll probably work in 1.0 unless it uses some audio codec that QT doesn't have a decoder for, in which case some later version.

afornander said:
the only reason i EVER yous VLC is because i like having a playlist with the videos i watch. but in Quicktime, all videos open up in seperate windows :/. i wish there was a way to give quicktime a playlist window
Though nothing really gives the official QuickTime player a playlist, there are other QuickTime players you might like better than VLC that do, such as NicePlayer, Clip Show, Cellulo, BitPlayer, and others. Always nice to have some choice imo.
 

Xeem

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Feb 2, 2005
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Thanks for the link. With the plugin I have, Front Row plays most of my XVID/DIVX files just fine, but hopefully this will take care of the rest.
 

thechris69

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I downloaded the program, and it wouldnt install. Can someone please give me a brief instruction in how to install this please?
 

motulist

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I have to chime in with my not so humble opinion. VLC demolishes the Quicktime Player. VLC gives me near total control of how I view videos, whereas the Quicktime player still couldn't do super basic things like cropping the last time I checked. Quicktime technology is great on the back end, but the Quicktime Player itself is not a very good video player in my opinion.
 
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