Get the Best Perian Alternative for Mavericks

After you install Mavericks, you can't play lots of media types with QuickTime any more? And want to download Perian to extend QuickTime to support additional codecs and components? No, it doesn't work at all. The development team of the Perian plug-in for QuickTime has no longer maintained on this product. So, you have to find other available Perian alternative for uses on Mavericks.

Finally I got 2 Perian alternatives for you. One is that you can try a non-App video player. Through this way, you can play AVI, MKV, WMV, and etc, on Mavericks. The other is to convert your videos to the QuickTime friendly format, for example, MOV and MP4. Then you can play any video on QuickTime. Also the converted videos can be used on all Apple software, like iMovie and iDVD.

  • Solution 1: Try a non-App video player
  • Solution 2: Convert videos to the QuickTime friendly format
  • Solution 1: Try a non-App video player

    By simply installing a non-App video player, Wondershare Player, you can enjoy all your videos on Mavericks. You will be removed from the concerns about how to play AVI, WMV, MKV files without Perian. Wonderhshare player is free and Mavericks supported. The easy to use interface will make you feel relieved when you use it at first time. With this Perian Alternative, things will get much easier on Mavericks.

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    Solution 2: Convert videos to the QuickTime friendly format

    In this way, you don't need to install a non-app software on your Mac. You can just convert your video format to be supported by QuickTime. To make it happen, you can try Wondershare Video Converter for Mac. It enables you to convert various media types (audio, video, DVDs) to a QuickTime native format like MOV, so you can use QuickTime to play almost any media file with the original audio & video quality on Mavericks.

    Just download and install this software to have a Perian Alternative. And I will tell you how to use it.

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    Step 1. Import the media files to this app

    After launching this great Perian alternative for Mavericks, you can drag the DVD, video and audio files to the program.

    Step 2. Choose QuickTime MOV as the output format

    MOV is a QuickTime natively-supported format. To select it as the output format, you need to hit the format icon at the bottom of this app's pane to open its output format list first, and then go to "Video" category to select MOV.

    Step 3. Start video conversion

    Just simply click "Convert" button in the lower-right corner of the Perian alternative for Mavericks to start converting videos to QuickTime supported formats.

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    After conversion, just import the converted video files to QuickTime, and you'll find they can be played with QuickTime smoothly. With the help of this great app, you can also play various media files without Perian installed. Now, just try the Perian alternative on Mavericks.

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    Attention: To help you get the Best Perian Alternative for Mavericks, you can take the information below for reference.

    Software Pro Con
    Perian Extends QuickTime support more formats, free Mavericks incompatible
    Wondershare Player Free, support pretty much any video/dvd formats, Mavericks compatible  
    Wondershare Video Converter Convert to mov/mp4 that supported on all Apple software: imovie, quicktime and idvd, Mavericks compatible Paid software

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