QuickTime/Perian question

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  1. Morod macrumors 68000

    Morod

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    Hi,
    I got the new version of QuickTime today, and in one of the threads I read about two applications, Perian and Flip4Mac. I downloaded Perian. My question is, do I have to do anything to use it, or will it automatically start/run whenever QuickTime needs it? I guess Perian is a codec that allows QuickTime to run other formats of video than whatever is native to QuickTime. Is this correct? I guess that's two questions, not one, but any info or directions to info would be appreciated, as I have never even heard of Perian before today. Thanks,
    Morod
     
  2. kwissylawrencek macrumors member

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    Thats right, you don't need to do anything. Once Perian is installed, Quicktime will automatically run all the perian supported formats.
     
  3. nemex macrumors regular

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    Make sure you have the latest Perian release 1.1, it was updated yesterday, works great for me :apple:

    Cheers!
     
  4. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the info, nemex! I am now updated to Perian 1.1.
    Morod
     
  5. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    i can't even update perian right now. the website doesn't work for some reason. i guess i'll check macupdates

    edit: yeah, its there and i got it. what an improvement over 1.0. i can watch mkv files with sound now!! i'm so happy. which means i don't have to use vlc to watch my anime any more..
     

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