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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:' and is an app in the video & movies category. There are four alternatives to Perian for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and AmigaOS. The best alternative is MPlayer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Perian are QuickTime Player, QuickTime Alternative and rulesPlayer.

Perian alternatives are mainly Media Players but may also be Audio Players or Screen Recorders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Perian.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • QuickTime Player

Perian is an open-source QuickTime addon that adds Quicktime support for a large number of media formats, including AVI,...

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    MPlayer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • AmigaOS
    • Xfce
    • MorphOS
    122 alternatives to MPlayer 

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceMPlayer either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    MPlayer on Ubuntu (Linux)
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    QuickTime Player

    • Mac
    150 alternatives to QuickTime Player 

    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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    QuickTime Alternative

    • Windows
    105 alternatives to QuickTime Alternative 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightQuickTime Alternative consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      Discontinued

      Last version, 3.2.2, was released on September 2009. It is still downloadable from Free-Codecs.com

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      rulesPlayer

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      89 alternatives to rulesPlayer 

      rulesPlayer is a clean and easy-to-use GUI for MPlayer under Windows, written in D and DWT. rulesPlayer supports most popular media files (AVI, 3gp, ASF, FLV, Matroska, MOV QuickTime, MP4, NUT, Ogg, OGM, RealMedia, DivX plus many more) supported by many native, XAnim, and Win32...

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      Discontinued

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

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