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Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:59 am
by londonman
I have the same problem. Did this get resolved? It says that it is installed in my user account (I opted for that rather than all users).

EDIT: If I install it for this user only then the pref pane says it is installed. If I install it for all users on the computer then although there is a pref pane in my system preferences, it says that Perian is not installed. Installing in either location, does not let QT Player play avi files.

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:06 am
by newgalaxy
hi, im also unable to install it(the latest version) because it cannot extract ac3 codec.component
here is the result from the terminal run

how do i change the permission?

ilims-mac-pro:~ ilim$ ls -la {~,}/Library/{QuickTime,PreferencePanes}/
/Library/PreferencePanes/:
total 0
drwxrwxr-x 8 root admin 272 May 2 14:47 .
drwxrwxr-t+ 64 root admin 2176 Dec 18 22:12 ..
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Oct 18 2007 Apple Qmaster.prefPane
drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 Mar 11 02:12 DivX.prefPane
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Dec 12 2007 Flip4Mac WMV.prefPane
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Mar 11 2008 GoogleDesktop.prefPane
drwxr-xr-x 3 ilim 501 102 Feb 20 2008 M-Audio FWPanel.prefPane
drwxrwxr-x 3 ilim staff 102 Nov 13 2008 RayV.prefPane

/Library/QuickTime/:
total 0
drwxrwxr-x 24 root admin 816 May 2 14:52 .
drwxrwxr-t+ 64 root admin 2176 Dec 18 22:12 ..
drwxrwxr-x@ 4 root admin 136 May 2 14:52 3ivxMediaExporter.component
drwxrwxr-x@ 4 root admin 136 May 2 14:52 3ivxVideoCodec.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Jan 18 2006 AppleHDVCodec.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Apr 21 2007 AppleIntermediateCodec.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Sep 25 2007 AppleMPEG2Codec.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Jan 18 2006 DVCPROHDCodec.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Jan 18 2006 DVCPROHDMuxer.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Jan 18 2006 DVCPROHDVideoDigitizer.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Jan 18 2006 DVCPROHDVideoOutput.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Jan 18 2006 DVCPROHDVideoOutputClock.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Jan 18 2006 DVCPROHDVideoOutputCodec.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Jan 18 2006 DesktopVideoOut.component
drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 Mar 11 02:12 DivX Decoder.component
drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 Mar 11 02:12 DivX Encoder.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Jan 24 2006 FCP Uncompressed 422.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Dec 12 2007 Flip4Mac WMV Advanced.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Dec 12 2007 Flip4Mac WMV Export.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Apr 22 2008 Flip4Mac WMV Import.component
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 Apr 20 00:44 Google Camera Adapter 0.component
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 Apr 20 00:44 Google Camera Adapter 1.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Jan 18 2006 IMXCodec.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 Jan 26 2006 LiveType.component

/Users/ilim/Library/PreferencePanes/:
total 0
drwx------ 5 ilim staff 170 May 2 14:39 .
drwx------@ 57 ilim staff 1938 Mar 6 19:44 ..
drwxrwxrwx@ 3 ilim staff 102 Feb 10 2008 .BDF4DEA5FE25325A
drwxr-xr-x 3 ilim staff 102 Feb 5 2008 Desktopple Pro.prefPane
drwxr-xr-x 3 ilim staff 102 Mar 18 07:00 Perian.prefPane

/Users/ilim/Library/QuickTime/:
total 80
drwxr-xr-x 5 root staff 170 May 2 14:54 .
drwx------@ 57 ilim staff 1938 Mar 6 19:44 ..
-rw-r--r--@ 1 ilim staff 36586 Dec 9 2005 AC3 Codec.component
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root staff 102 Oct 29 2009 Google Camera Adapter 0.component
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root staff 102 Oct 29 2009 Google Camera Adapter 1.component

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 4:39 am
by Mr VacBob
Terminal method: 'sudo chown -R `whoami` ~/Library/QuickTime' and then type your password.

But it's probably faster to delete ~/Library/QuickTime; the installer will recreate it and the files in it now aren't needed for anything.

By the way, I tried to reproduce this problem (by installing Google Voice and Video) but the installer works properly for me - it doesn't install anything in my user directory. When did you install it - you might have gotten an older version? DId you install it in the first place?

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 7:49 am
by londonman
Although it says it is installed, QT still refuses to play avi files.

I am a bit confused as to 'which files and where' should be installed by Perian.

I deleted all references to Perian in /library/ and ~/library/. Also any Quicktime preferences etc and then re-installed. Prompted to instal for 'this user' or 'all users' I opted for all users. Prompted for my admin password and installation seemed to go OK. Certainly no error messages. Then the Perian Pref pane opened up in System Preferences saying Perian was not installed. So clicked on Install and again prompted for Admin password, installation shoes as installed. But QT will not play avi files.

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 5:04 am
by isneesh
I cannot install Perian as well.
This is the output of the command

Code: Select all

/Library/PreferencePanes/:
total 0
drwxr-xr-x   7 root  wheel   238 May  4 10:24 .
drwxrwxr-t+ 61 root  admin  2074 May  4 10:27 ..
drwxrwxr-x   3 root  admin   102 Feb 20 06:10 Flip4Mac WMV.prefPane
drwxrwxr-x   3 root  wheel   102 Sep 29  2009 Growl.prefPane
drwxr-xr-x   3 root  wheel   102 Dec 19  2008 MacFUSE.prefPane
drwxr-xr-x   3 root  wheel   102 Dec  2 17:07 NTFS-3G.prefPane
drwxr-xr-x   3 root  wheel   102 Mar 18 09:30 Perian.prefPane

/Library/QuickTime/:
total 96
drwxrwxrwx  12 root     admin    408 May  4 10:26 .
drwxrwxr-t+ 61 root     admin   2074 May  4 10:27 ..
-rw-r--r--@  1 isneesh  admin   6148 May  4 10:10 .DS_Store
-rw-rw-rw-@  1 isneesh  admin  36586 Dec  9  2005 AC3 Codec.component
drwxr-xr-x@  3 isneesh  admin    102 Jul  2  2007 AC3MovieImport.component
drwxrwxr-x   3 root     admin    102 Apr 21  2007 AppleIntermediateCodec.component
drwxrwxr-x   3 root     admin    102 Jul 22  2009 AppleMPEG2Codec.component
drwxrwxr-x   3 root     admin    102 Feb 20 06:10 Flip4Mac WMV Advanced.component
drwxrwxr-x   3 root     admin    102 Feb 20 06:10 Flip4Mac WMV Export.component
drwxrwxr-x   3 root     admin    102 May  4 09:33 Flip4Mac WMV Import.component
dr-xr-xr-x   3 root     admin    102 Apr 20 02:14 Google Camera Adapter 0.component
dr-xr-xr-x   3 root     admin    102 Apr 20 02:14 Google Camera Adapter 1.component

/Users/isneesh/Library/PreferencePanes/:
total 0
drwx------+  4 isneesh  staff   136 May  4 10:30 .
drwx------+ 52 isneesh  staff  1768 Apr 22 21:12 ..
drwxr-xr-x   3 isneesh  staff   102 Aug 13  2009 GeekTool.prefPane
drwxr-xr-x   3 isneesh  staff   102 Mar 18 09:30 Perian.prefPane

/Users/isneesh/Library/QuickTime/:
total 0
drwxr-xr-x   4 root     staff   136 Dec  6 15:41 .
drwx------+ 52 isneesh  staff  1768 Apr 22 21:12 ..
dr-xr-xr-x   3 root     staff   102 Dec  6 15:41 Google Camera Adapter 0.component
dr-xr-xr-x   3 root     staff   102 Dec  6 15:41 Google Camera Adapter 1.component

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 4:29 pm
by Mr VacBob
I found out that this was caused by an older version of Google video chat. The new one works, and will delete the old version's files but won't fix root owning ~/Library/QuickTime/. We can probably clean it up in the installer.

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 4:44 pm
by londonman
This is my terminal dump

ls: /Users/Roger/Library/QuickTime/: No such file or directory
/Library/PreferencePanes/:
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 7 root wheel 238 3 May 08:46 .
drwxrwxr-t+ 63 root admin 2142 3 May 08:31 ..
drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102 3 Sep 2009 ATIDisplaysSP.prefPane
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 3 Nov 23:46 Flip4Mac WMV.prefPane
drwxrwxr-x 3 root wheel 102 3 Sep 2009 Growl.prefPane
drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 18 Mar 04:00 Perian.prefPane
drwxrwxr-x 3 root wheel 102 3 Sep 2009 WacomTablet.prefPane

/Library/QuickTime/:
total 16
drwxrwxr-x 9 root admin 306 3 May 08:46 .
drwxrwxr-t+ 63 root admin 2142 3 May 08:31 ..
-rw-r--r--@ 1 Roger admin 6148 3 May 08:44 .DS_Store
drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 18 Mar 03:57 AC3MovieImport.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 3 Sep 2009 AppleIntermediateCodec.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 3 Nov 23:46 Flip4Mac WMV Advanced.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 3 Nov 23:46 Flip4Mac WMV Export.component
drwxrwxr-x 3 root admin 102 27 Jan 19:07 Flip4Mac WMV Import.component
drwxr-xr-x 3 root admin 102 18 Mar 03:56 Perian.component

/Users/Roger/Library/PreferencePanes/:
total 16
drwxr-xr-x 4 Roger Roger 136 30 Apr 12:03 .
drwx------ 55 Roger Roger 1870 4 May 17:01 ..
-rw-r--r--@ 1 Roger Roger 6148 30 Apr 12:03 .DS_Store
drwxrwxr-x 3 Roger Roger 102 28 Apr 2008 EarthDesk.prefPane

If anyone can shed any light wby I can't play avi files I'd be very grateful

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 12:37 am
by ljtlx
I got the same problem here but had it fixed by repeating the whole process from the beginning...

Wish you guys good luck too...

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:00 pm
by smconner
Here's what worked for me:

1. Removed Perian (removed by right-clicking on the Perian icon in System Preference and clicking the 'Remove Perian' option)

2. Reinstalled Perian (except this time I selected the option to 'Install for All Users,' which then prompted me for the admin user password, which sets the correct file permissions. When I installed Perian originally and selected the 'this user only' install, I wasn't prompted for my password, which I assume must be related to the permission issues that caused the 'Error AC3MovieImport.component' thing.)

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:22 pm
by strykerhartfield
It is definitely a permission problem... I fixed it by googleing the AC3 file that could not be extracted. I found out that that file is not put in the library/quicktime/ folder. It is put in the library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components folder. I checked each folder in the hierarchy starting with library and made sure each had 'Read & Write' permission by hitting 'command+i'. Audio folder didn't even have my login name, it said 'staff' , I don't know what that means but I changed permissions to 'Read & Write' and tried again to install (first right clicking to remove the pane from system prefs)... AND THATS WHAT WORKED FOR ME!

Re: Just downloaded Perian 1.2 - it dosnt install?

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:15 pm
by sedano87
Hello guys,
i faced the same problem above and can't install perian for ac3 component install fails.
I tried every solutions mentioned above, change permissions, removing and install again and so on but nothing changes, still won't install perian :(

Any solutions or advices?
Thanks,

Stefano