Perian 0.5

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  1. jota73 macrumors 6502

    jota73

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    Guys,

    I am confused... I have downloaded lots of applications so that Quicktime can read severa other formats (divx, avi, etc...) I have quicktime pro and have been thinking if the codec to read mpg2 files is recommended or not, that is why I downloaded the other free applications.

    Now I see there is a codec named perian... so, what with this, is it worth it? or insted the mpg-2 from apple is better??

    Thanks
    Juan
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Perian contains a bunch of different codecs, very useful. It does not contain mpeg2
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I don't think Perian plays MEPG2, but it is useful anyhow.
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

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    Perian 1.0 is coming soon, and that will be better, but basically Perian is a collection of a lot of codecs that you can get seperately. Try Flip4Mac for WMV though...

    VLC works with almost every video though...
     
  5. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    It's free... what more do you need to know? :D

    Seriously, it adds a whole bunch of codecs to QT. Download it.
     
  6. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    The only way to get MPEG2 support is to download the Apple QTMPEG2 component, costs $20 US....it's the only one I've found anyway. Sorry.

    Brian
     

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