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' 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).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 14, 2012

    • MPlayer is a movie player which runs on many systems (see the documentation).
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • AmigaOS
      • Xfce
      • MorphOS
    • 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.

    • QuickTime Alternative is a trimmed-down version of QuickTime.


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

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      • Free
      • Windows
    • 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.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows