Perian for Mac User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Play AVI and other videos in Quicktime Player"

    September 2, 2012  |   By Indydan54321

    Version: Perian 1.2.3

    Pros

    Quick and easy installation. Plays AVI and other videos in Quicktime Player. No separate interface required.

    Cons

    None found.

    Summary

    My computer is running OS 10.4.11. I installed Perian and can now play every video format except WMV in Quicktime Player. They play flawlessly (I use Windows Media Player 9 to play WMV files.)

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Not sure what some people are complaining about."

    May 28, 2012  |   By solvs

    Version: Perian 1.2.3

    Pros

    It is free, works fine for most things. Only plugin package for Macs that comes with most of what you need. What's to complain about?

    Cons

    I did have some problems installing one system once, but I think they had other problems. Wound up reinstalling their OS (10.6) for something else and retrying this and it worked fine. Doesn't have every type of odd codec out there, so there are some things that it won't play, but neither does VLC sometimes. For what it is, it's great and I'm sad to see future development going away. Maybe now that it's completely opensourced someone else will take the ball and run with it. Love how it says it works on PPC 10.6, CNET are the ones who need to get their acts together.

    Summary

    It works, use it. If it doesn't, you have another problem. Don't say it doesn't work on an OS just because you're having issues. Using it on Mountain Lion, and it works fine with 2 different versions of QT.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Unable to view movies using Perian using Lion OS 10.6"

    January 2, 2012  |   By cmooreatl

    Version: Perian 1.2.3

    Pros

    Quick and easy download.

    Cons

    Was unable to view movies using OS Lion 10.6 although audio worked perfectly.

    Summary

    Hope an update can rectify in the future. Thank you!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It sucks!!!"

    August 29, 2011  |   By uniquueuser

    Version: Perian 1.2.3

    Pros

    I've found none.

    Cons

    Did I say it sucks?

    Summary

    There are other FREE options that work better and faster than this POS. Wasted money and so much time on it. I will never use it again.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It doesn't work on Lion"

    August 19, 2011  |   By GiraltCR

    Version: Perian 1.2.3

    Pros

    None whatsoever.

    Cons

    It doesn't work.

    Summary

    They should've tested 1.2.3 on Lion before releasing it... It doesn't work at all.

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