Perian Codec for QuickTime

February 7, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in February 2007.

Just ran across this little gem: Perian, an open-source QuickTime codec for a few of those other formats that QT chokes on.

Perian enables QuickTime® application support for additional media types including:

  • AVI and FLV
  • 3ivX, DivX, Flash Screen Video, MS-MPEG4, Sorenson H.263, Truemotion VP6, and Xvid
  • AVI support for: AAC, AC3 Audio using A52Codec, H.264, MPEG4, and VBR MP3