Perian Alternatives

    Perian is described as 'open-source QuickTime addon that adds Quicktime support for a large number of media formats, including AVI, DivX, XviD, and MKV. Perian extends support to: --File formats: AVI, DIVX, FLV, MKV, GVI, VP6, and VFW' and is an app in the Video & Movies category. There are four alternatives to Perian for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, MorphOS, AmigaOS and BSD. The best alternative is MPlayer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Perian are QuickTime Player (Free), QuickTime Alternative (Free) and rulesPlayer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 6, 2017

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • AmigaOS
      • Xfce
      • MorphOS
      MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation). It plays most MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4, RealMedia, Matroska, NUT, NuppelVideo, FLI, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files, supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32 DLL codecs.
    1. Watch Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media clips. Whether it’s on the web or on your desktop, QuickTime Player brings your digital media brilliantly to life.
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    2. QuickTime Alternative is a trimmed-down version of QuickTime Player that contains only the essential components needed for playing QuickTime content that is embedded in webpages.


      Last version, 3.2.2, was released on September 2009. It is still downloadable from

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    3. rulesPlayer is a clean and easy-to-use GUI for MPlayer under Windows, written in D and DWT.


      Last version, 0.99.3, was released on 2007. It is still downloadable from the official website.

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