Wednesday, July 12, 2006


For the past couple of weeks or so my "other" spare time project has been Perian which eventually will be a sort of swiss-army knife for QuickTime to read various formats, and maybe even eventually export to a few of them. My target is to support as many things as possible from ffmpeg and its associated libraries.

Today, I'm pleased to say we're releasing version 0.1, numbered so low because it barely does anything special yet. For the moment, it handles AVI files fairly reliably. I've found only one file it can't handle correctly, and I'm still trying to figure out what's special about it. It handles both DivX and XviD encoded AVIs without trouble. I'm now using only Flip4Mac and Perian for my playback needs in QuickTime, and I've not needed to touch VLC for any AVI (save the one oddly-encoded one).

In the future, it should also handle ogm and mkv files cleanly, as well as additional associated codecs.

Get the release from here and be sure to let me know about any bugs you encounter.


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