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{{Infobox Software
{{Infobox Software
| name = Perian
| name = Perian
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| developer = The Perian Team
| developer = The Perian Team
| operating system = Mac OS X v10.4.7 or later
| operating system = Mac OS X v10.4.7 or later

Revision as of 07:18, 25 August 2008


Name Perian
Developer The Perian Team
OS Mac OS X v10.4.7 or later
Platform PPC, Intel
License LGPL
Website perian.org

Perian is a set of components (also known as plugins) for use with Mac OS X's included Quicktime media system. It it includes several different video and audio codecs, allowing for playback of several media formats otherwise not supported by Quicktime.

Supported Formats

In addition to the above formats, Perian enables Quicktime to play AVI video files that use a H.264 or Fraps video tracks and AAC, WMA, or Dolby Digital Surround audio tracks.


Thanks to Perian plugging directly into Quicktime, any media player software that uses Quicktime will also take advantage of Perian. A list of such applications can be found at Quicktime Based Media Players.