plugin fixed perian 1.2.1 and quicktime x

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plugin fixed perian 1.2.1 and quicktime x

Postby turboyoshi » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:36 am

I recently upgraded to SL. So I was having trouble getting quicktime x to play mkv files even though I had perian installed. Everything had worked fine on OSX 10.5.8 before the upgrade.
Reinstalling perian had no effect, then I found this plugin on this site:
http://foolrulez.org/blog/2009/09/snow- ... cktime-10/
and it resolved my issue. My question is, what exactly is this plugin doing? It's not a big file, only about 70 kb.
I'm not a coder but I'm curious so was wondering if anyone could tell me.

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Re: plugin fixed perian 1.2.1 and quicktime x

Postby gbooker » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:26 pm

Can't say if it does anything malicious, but in terms of the advertised function, all it is doing is advertising that it can open MKV files. If any app can open MKV files, then QTX will try to open them. We have an app that does this inside the Perian prefpane.

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Re: plugin fixed perian 1.2.1 and quicktime x

Postby turboyoshi » Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:57 pm

OK. I just thought it strange, perian seemed to install, at least it didn't give me any errors, but QTX still wouldn't play mkv files or even recognize them. Then I ran this little plugin and everything worked.

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Re: plugin fixed perian 1.2.1 and quicktime x

Postby tehseal » Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:54 am

I'm having the same problem with an mkv file and tried this, but it's not working. Is there something I need to do in order to have Perian do its thing?


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